FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Celebrating Deer Park 10 Year Anniversary
Celebrating Deer Park 10thAnniversary
Dearest friends of Deer Park,
It was just the other day that Deer Park was still deserted and dilapidated. You came with a great vision and worked together to build it as Deer Park Monastery. Your diligent practice and limitless love have nourished Deer Park to maturity, enabling Deer Park to take roots, to spread Engaged Buddhism and to become a refuge for many people, especially the youth. Brothers and sisters of Deer Park Monastery sincerely hope that you can join this upcoming family reunion (June 5th and 6th, 2010), so that we can share heartfelt stories about Deer Park in those beginning years and together look into the future of Deer Park.
If you have pictures of the early years of Deer Park and/or if you have stories, poems, writings about Deer Park, please send to us before May 20th for the special issue “Celebrating Deer Park 10 year Anniversary” (email: firstname.lastname@example.org , re: sister D) or you can bring them to share at the Tea Meditation and Performances night.
Saturday June 5th, 2010: Celebrating Deer Park 10 year anniversary
9:00 a.m. Walking Meditation
10:00 a.m. Panel Sharing about History of Deer Park
12:30 p.m. Family Lunch (in Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall)
2:30 p.m. Total Relaxation
3:30 p.m. Sangha Building Activity
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Tea Meditation and Performances
Sunday June 6th, 2010: Celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday (Vesak)
9:30 a.m. Dharma Talk
10:30 a.m. Walking Meditation to Circle Garden - Bathing the Baby Buddha
12:30 p.m. Lunch (Picnic)
If you are able to join us for this week-end please register, so we know you are coming. There is no set contribution for your stay at Deer Park this week-end; you are invited and welcome to make an offering from the heart in the spirit of dana (giving). With our collective support we can continue to nourish the path of understanding and love here and become a source of refuge for many people for generations to come.