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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We offer retreats, days of mindfulness, and special events throughout the year.
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Deer Park activities during the 2015 US Tour >

Deer Park Nunnery

With your help, Deer Park will complete Thay’s new hut and dormitories for the monastic sisters this fall. The straw bale buildings are in the final stage of construction.
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