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creativity in and for awakening
Twelve nuns and seven monks enjoyed a 5 night camping trip during our lazy period after this past Winter Retreat.
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.
On Sunday February 20 we had our last class on the Fourteen Verses on Meditation here at Deer Park.
new pictures of people, animals and plants
May we help protect this sanctuary for future generations.
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!
We lay the road as we go. Melru Lane & Cindy Jo Lane was just paved last week.
a video with sharings by friends during the World We Become Retreat at Deer Park, July 21-25
What is awakening and awakened culture?
- written by Brother Soren Kisiel, True Land of Serenity - “Imagine Thanksgiving, New Year’s, Easter, Christmas and your birthday all happening at once,” Abbott Thay Phap Dung told us, “In Vietnam, that’s Tet, the lunar new year.”
This is the recent sharing from our friends working for the Love & Understanding Program.
Professional 32-minute video sharing the experience of a day at Deer Park Monastery.
Brother Phap Ho's reflections on going back to Plum Village for the Daffodils Great Ordination Ceremony, January 12-19, 2010.
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.
last Sunday brother Phap Hai gave a Dharma Talk on the 38 blessings
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.
Chill out, Zen in - for teens; Nurturing our Beloved Family - for children, teens, parents and grandparents
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.
4 day retreat in Indonesia