Deer Park Monastery was established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to share the practice of mindful living.

This 400-acre sanctuary rests peacefully in the chaparral mountains of southern California, surrounded and protected by oaks and the natural landscape.

Monk and Children in truck at Deer Park Monastery

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Please help Deer Park build a healthy and eco-friendly, straw bale home for the monastic sisters. Your contribution will support their loving work, and also provide a model of sustainable living. 
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