Deer Park Blog - Embracing the Road
Brothers Phap Hai and Phap Luu have begun a three-week teaching tour in Brazil. Here they share about the first few days in Rio de Janeiro, where the Dharma has been quietly blossoming amidst a number of local Sanghas.
This past week included a meeting with teenage boys in a military sports training center, two public talks, and a meeting with the combined local sanghas.
A folder to hold images for Embracing the Road.
Thay and the International Plum Village Sangha have arrived in India for a tour or more than one month. This week the trip began with a welcome in Delhi, followed by a train ride to Dehradun for the first retreat on Mindfulness in Education at the Doon School.
We've recently assembled photo galleries of the monks and nuns currently in residence at Deer Park. Follow the links below to see the slideshow.
practicing meditations two wings: stopping & deep looking with joy and creativity
The first Wake Up Retreat at Deer Park, for young people aged 20-35, began on Wednesday night. Friends from all over the country descended upon the hidden valley in the afternoon, for dinner, some games, and orientation. This morning as the sun rose over the fog-laden mountains, we enjoyed walking meditation down to the big hall, where Sister Lang Nghiem led us in a guided meditation on the breath.
Thank you! What a wonderful thing to think and say. Thanksgiving is coming up... Let's start practice today, so that when Thanksgiving Day is here we are prepared and already in grateful mode.
Today the community of Deer Park Monastery celebrated the opening of the Annual Three Month Winter Retreat.
The Wake Up Song recorded by Joe Reilly, Melina Bondy and the Plum Village Sangha on Thursday, January 28th, 2010, in the Dharma Nectar Hall of Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, France. This article provides a link to download the song.
Brother Phap Ho's reflections on going back to Plum Village for the Daffodils Great Ordination Ceremony, January 12-19, 2010.
We lay the road as we go. Melru Lane & Cindy Jo Lane was just paved last week.
from Oct 22-26 a group of 40 celibate Buddhist Monastics came to Deer Park
a love letter for the holiday season
a wonderful practice for the Holidays offered by Brother Pháp Dung and the Plum Village Community
A few Thursdays ago Deer Park was privileged to host a fifth grade class of twenty-two children and six adults including their teacher, Ms. Walker, from the Waldorf School of San Diego.
During our annual Holiday Retreat we celebrated New Years Eve. We practiced walking in candle light each step in joy and peace, sitting meditation and at midnight the bell and drum of Insight was invited. We continued the celebration with chanting and a New Year's prayer, which you can find below.
4 day retreat in Indonesia
Chill out, Zen in - for teens; Nurturing our Beloved Family - for children, teens, parents and grandparents
last Sunday brother Phap Hai gave a Dharma Talk on the 38 blessings
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's response to the persecution of his students in Vietnam
This is the recent sharing from our friends working for the Love & Understanding Program.
What is awakening and awakened culture?
a video with sharings by friends during the World We Become Retreat at Deer Park, July 21-25
During the recent teaching trip of Thay in Sngapore, a number of Dharma Teachers were interviewed on how to use the practice to transform strong emotions. Enjoy!
May we help protect this sanctuary for future generations.
new pictures of people, animals and plants
On Sunday February 20 we had our last class on the Fourteen Verses on Meditation here at Deer Park.
The lay and monastic community of Deer Park Monastery offered a day of mindfulness at the Ojai Foundation in Ojai. This is one of the first places where our teacher, Thay offered talks and retreats in California in the 1980s.
Twelve nuns and seven monks enjoyed a 5 night camping trip during our lazy period after this past Winter Retreat.
creativity in and for awakening
Upcoming film about Thay, his monastic students, and their tour of the US together sharing their happiness, their practice, and their real life of transformation and healing.
a documentary about his monastic students in the making - please help support
a short video made by students about Deer Park Monastery
a message from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to the 8th United Nation International Vesak Conference 2011
images from events at Deer Park always available to us
staff and monastics sining - warming up for Family Retreat
inspired poetry from the recent retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh here at Deer Park
Dear Friends, please mark your calendar with the following theme weekends and retreats for 2013.
written by David Percival, OI member and Sangha builder in Albuquerque
practicing in harmony - wherever we are - Brother Phap Ho reports from a week of practice in Las Vegas
come in contact with nature, the teaching and community of Deer Park in this lovely slideshow
visit our brothers and sisters at Blue Cliff Monastery, NY through this article and pictures
On Sunday May 6 over 300 people enjoyed celebrating the birth of the Buddha and at the same time touching mindfulness, understanding and love - the energies of a Buddha.
a sharing by Sister Phu Nghiem
over 100 people came for this weekend, including a couple of wonderful Dharma Teachers
Wake Up is a movement for young adults for a healthy and compassionate society. Five monks and nuns from Deer Park will go on a tour together with 4 long term lay practitioners. Please help us share this good news!
PLEASE HELP US BUILD A HOME FOR CLARITY SISTERS
We are grateful to have a new coordinator for our podcast. New Dharma Talks and Question and Answer Session etc. are being posted.
Friends of Deer Park with the help of many kind hearts and strong arms has transformed our parking lot.
during our Finding our True Home a friend carried a Smile Cam around the monastery
This is a unique sharing and talk by Thay, Thich Nhat Hanh, at Stanford on October 24, this year together with Compassion Researcher MD James Doty.
a video to learn more of the need and how to help - thank you!
Enjoy every bite, it’s a gift of love from the Cosmos.