Month: January 2017

2017 Lunar New Year “Parallel Verses”

We are very happy to announce the new Plum Village practice phrases to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Rooster!  The practice phrases are a traditional parallel verse (or “couplet”) for the Lunar New Year (“Tết”), which will soon be celebrated in Plum Village practice centers. This Saturday,  January 28th, 2016 is New Year’s day.  The couplet […]

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Program for celebrating Lunar New Year 2017

Dear friends, In the spirit of practicing the three-month Winter Retreat 2016 -2017, this year at Deer Park Monastery, the community celebrates the Holiday Season and Lunar New Year very simply so that the monastics can have more time to study and practice during this three-month Winter Retreat. Therefore, you see that the program for […]

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Our Prayer for a Happy, Peaceful and Free New Year

Today we hosted our New Year’s Day of Mindfulness. In our Ceremony to greet the new year we read this prayer to our blood, spiritual and land ancestors. New Year Prayer to Mother Earth and All Our Ancestors Dear Beloved Thay, Dear Beloved Ancestors, Dear Beloved Mother Earth, We have gathered as a fourfold sangha […]

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