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February 2015

Rest Period – Monastery Closed

February 23 - March 14
Deer Park Monastery,
2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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The monastery will enjoy a period of rest following the close of Winter Retreat. We will not be receiving visitors or overnights guests from February 23rd through March 14th. Please join us again in the spring season. The first Day of Mindfulness for spring will be Sunday, March 15th. The first Spring Retreat arrival day will be Friday, March 20th. Enjoy your peaceful steps.

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March 2015

Day of Mindfulness

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Deer Park Monastery,
2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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Our regular Sunday Day of Mindfulness takes┬áplace at the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall above the main parking lot. These days are open for the public to come and practice with the monastic and lay practitioners of Deer Park Monastery. Schedule 9:00 am Walking Meditation 10:00 Dharma Talk 11:30 Ceremony for the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings 12:30 Lunch 2:00 Total Relaxation Registration is not required, and there is no cost incurred for the day participation, but dana or donation is greatly…

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April 2015
$140

Wake Up Retreat

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - April 5 @ 5:00 pm
Deer Park Monastery,
2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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A retreat for young adults, ages 18-35 During this retreat we will practice mindfulness together as a community: Getting to know our restless mind & befriending ourselves Practicing sitting, walking meditation, mindful eating, and working meditation Singing practice songs, exercising, and hiking Sharing mindful speech and deep listening Enjoying silence and nature Discovering our aspiration in life We will learn to focus, relax, be present, enjoy life and be happy together. Register for this Retreat

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May 2015

Vesak Retreat

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
Deer Park Monastery,
2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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Please join us to celebrate the Manifestation Day (Vesak Day) of our Beloved Teacher, the Buddha Shakyamuni – the Fully Enlightened One, the one who found the wonderful path of compassion and understanding and shared it with all beings. Two thousand six hundred years ago in the town of Kapilavastu, a Buddha known as Shakyamuni was a human being just as we are, but in him understanding and love were developed to a very high degree, and he became a…

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