from Oct 22-26 a group of 40 celibate Buddhist Monastics came to Deer Park
This past week Deer Park hosted the 18th Buddhist Monastics in the West Gathering. 40 Buddhist monastics from many different traditions came to practice and share together during the gathering. The theme of the gathering was: How to cultivate and maintain Bodhi resolve, with joy in challenging times. Many of the brothers and sisters of Deer Park also participated in the gathering and we received a lot of nourishment from our visiting Monastic Brothers and Sisters.
As part of the gathering a Walk to Feed the Hungry was organized in Escondido, by Buddhist Global Relief. http://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/ To have food to eat, enough clothing and adequate housing makes us very fortunate. How can we find ways to share the resources of this planet with those in need?
Enjoy the colors of all the robes on these pictures from the walk.