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News about Deer Park and its local sanghas.
NEW FILM - Planting Seeds, The Power of Mindfulness Practice
Spring at Deer Park Monastery
On Sunday February 19 we will end our annual Winter Retreat and close Deer Park for a while.
Intimate Conversations with Mother Earth
Here you can find the first part of Thay's letter. At the bottom of the page you can download the complete letter.
Moment by Moment - Nov 27-Feb 19 & online
This winter a group of Monastic Dharma Teachers here at Deer Park will offer a course based in the Buddhas Teaching on the Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path.
2011 Wake Up US Tour
Our society is overloaded with intolerance, discrimination, craving, anger and despair. Young people are subject to stress, anxiety and frustration and acute pressure to succeed in their studies, work and social life. Depression and addiction have become a daily reality.

 Each one of us has the power to understand why this has happened, and to transform the situation in our daily life. There is a different way to live, a different way to be: there is pain in life, but suffering is optional.
Calligraphic Meditation - the Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh in California September 2011
On the Road With Thich Nhat Hanh
Upcoming film about Thay, his monastic students, and their tour of the US together this Fall, sharing their happiness, their practice, and their real 'behind-the-retreat' life of transformation and healing.
Theme for Dharma Talks at Deer Park this Spring
On Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, Dharma Teachers residing at Deer Park take turns to offer the teaching and practice of mindful living in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
North American Teaching Tour with Thich Nhat Hanh
During the months of August through October 2011 our teacher, Thay will lead retreats and offer public talks in Vancouver, Canada; Colorado, California and New York.
Lunar New Year - Tết - of the Cat
The brothers and sisters of Deer Park warmly invite you to come and celebrate the Lunar New Year - Tết - with us.
Thich Nhat Hanh to Stream Live Dharma Talk
Made possible by the Plum Village International Online Monastery team.
The Miracle of the Sangha
Last year at the One Buddha is Not Enough Retreat, YMCA of the Rockies, our teacher Thay was receiving treatment in the hospital and could not attend the retreat. This became a wonderful learning experience for all of us. Read some sharing from the retreat evaluation below. Articles about the retreat can be found in the Mindfulness Bell & Buddhadharma.
Celebrating Deer Park 10 Year Anniversary
Deer Park Monastery was first established 10 years ago. Through offered time, energy and material resources from many close friends, Deer Park has been growing and maturing. With your support we can continue to practice love and understanding in this hidden valley for a long time.
Teen & Family Retreats at Deer Park 2010
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Dear Family! We feel very happy and grateful to be able to have our annual Teen Camp and Family Retreat coming up. It is a time of real joy and togetherness.
Deer Park TET Pilgrimage
The Deer Park Fourfold Sangha will visit local Southern California Temples to share the Lunar New Year greetings. All friends are invited to rendezvous with us.
12 Proposals for the Millenium
Twelve points proposed by Thich Nhat Hanh to celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the founding of Thang Long, the ancient capital of Vietnam
Celebrating 1,000 Years of Hanoi
In the year 1010, one thousand years ago, the first king of the Ly dynasty founded Thang Long, the city now known as Hanoi. The Ly dynasty has been described as “the most compassionate, peaceful and harmonious in the history of Vietnam” by the eminent historian Hoang Xuan Han. This, he wrote, was “thanks to the influence of Buddhism."
Deer Park - Closed for overnight guests - Feb. 15 - March 26
Every year after the Winter Retreat the Monastery is closed for a couple of weeks. We hope that you will continue to nourish yourself, your family, friends and society with mindfulness, concentration and insight.
Bat Nha: A Koan
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's response to the persecution of his students in Vietnam
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