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200 feet long, north facing, 2 - 10 feet tall, retaining wall
April 17 - 24, 2014
May 2-7, 2014
Adding water proofing layers
Building A will be Thay's hut and living quarter for his attendant when Thay visits. It will be about 931 sq. ft. The building requires substantial foundation and restraining wall to bring the structure to the same elevation as the other buildings in the project.
Pictures from April 19th to 27th, 2014
We are aware that the planet, the ecosystem and many beings in the human, animal, plant and mineral realms are challenged. Let us open our hearts and ease our impact on the Earth, hence on ourselves.
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.
March 12, 2014
Demolition, making room for the nunnery building
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:
Enjoy every bite, it’s a gift of love from the Cosmos.
a video to learn more of the need and how to help - thank you!
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.
during our Finding our True Home a friend carried a Smile Cam around the monastery
Friends of Deer Park with the help of many kind hearts and strong arms has transformed our parking lot.
We are grateful to have a new coordinator for our podcast. New Dharma Talks and Question and Answer Session etc. are being posted.
PLEASE HELP US BUILD A HOME FOR CLARITY SISTERS
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.
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.
a wonderful practice for the Holidays offered by Brother Pháp Dung and the Plum Village Community
a love letter for the holiday season
from Oct 22-26 a group of 40 celibate Buddhist Monastics came to Deer Park
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!