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The Winter Retreat at Deer Park has started

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Today the community of Deer Park Monastery celebrated the opening of the Annual Three Month Winter Retreat.
Nov 15, 2009

This afternoon the community of monastic and lay brothers and sisters and visiting friends came together to nourish our peace and joy in a Tea Meditation. We shared songs, poems, a puppet story as well as tea and cookie.

Drinking a cup of tea, we can recite this gatha:

This cup of tea in my two hands. (with the in-breath)

Mindfulness held perfectly. (with the out-breath)

My mind and body dwell  (with the in-breath)

in the very here and now. (with the out-breath)


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