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A collection of recent entries in the blogs on the Deer Park website.

Nunnery Construction Estimates Reduced.

Posted by Chân Lưu Phong at Apr 07, 2014 03:25 PM |
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Thanks to success in Phase I of construction, the total expected costs for the nunnery project have been reduced significantly! We now estimate that the project will cost $1.7 million dollars instead of the original estimate of $2.2 million. The project originally budgeted for contingencies that might have required the higher cost, but we can safely say that these contingencies will not arise. Fund raising for the project has been adjusted accordingly.

Thanks to our generous donors, the project has raised $914,000 as of March. With the help of our sanghas we hope to raise the remaining $786,000 this year.


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Nunnery Construction Update #2: Grading

Posted by Chân Lưu Phong at Mar 15, 2014 06:45 AM |
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March 12, 2014

Nunnery Construction Update #1: Demolition

Posted by Chân Lưu Phong at Mar 10, 2014 05:30 AM |
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Demolition, making room for the nunnery building

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Demolition preparation for nunnery constructions

Posted by Chân Lưu Phong at Feb 15, 2014 12:00 AM |
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Nunnery constructions is starting!

Here are images from the community work day to save plants and building materials from demolition.

Please visit this page for more information about the project and funding status:

Updated Contemplations before Eating

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Jan 26, 2014 06:00 AM |
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Enjoy every bite, it’s a gift of love from the Cosmos.

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Nunnery at Deer Park

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Dec 24, 2013 06:10 AM |
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a video to learn more of the need and how to help - thank you!

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Thay shares about Compassion at Stanford

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Nov 12, 2013 04:44 AM |

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.

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Smiles at Deer Park - heart warming

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Oct 31, 2013 05:12 AM |
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during our Finding our True Home a friend carried a Smile Cam around the monastery

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Field of Great Vows - Parking lot

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Sep 28, 2013 04:30 AM |

Friends of Deer Park with the help of many kind hearts and strong arms has transformed our parking lot.

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Deer Park Dharma Cast Continues

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Jun 05, 2013 04:51 PM |

We are grateful to have a new coordinator for our podcast. New Dharma Talks and Question and Answer Session etc. are being posted.

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Nunnery - plans in progress

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Feb 17, 2013 03:30 AM |


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A New Year - Looking deeply into our life and relationships...

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Jan 04, 2013 03:25 AM |

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.

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The Wonder of Children at Deer Park Monastery

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Dec 27, 2012 04:15 AM |

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.

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Give the Priceless Gift

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Dec 08, 2012 12:00 AM |

a wonderful practice for the Holidays offered by Brother Pháp Dung and the Plum Village Community

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Dear Mr. & Mrs. 1 %

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Dec 02, 2012 05:19 PM |

a love letter for the holiday season

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Buddhist Monastics in the West gathered at Deer Park

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Nov 01, 2012 04:52 AM |

from Oct 22-26 a group of 40 celibate Buddhist Monastics came to Deer Park

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Wake Up Tour in OR & WA: Sept 27 - Oct 15

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Sep 17, 2012 06:10 AM |

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!

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Photos from People of Color Retreat Weekend

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Aug 16, 2012 10:30 PM |

over 100 people came for this weekend, including a couple of wonderful Dharma Teachers

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Children's Program on Vesak Day

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at Jun 03, 2012 04:13 AM |

a sharing by Sister Phu Nghiem

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Vesak - Buddha's Birthday Celebration - pictures

Posted by Chan Phap Ho at May 11, 2012 01:15 AM |

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.

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