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Community Work Day (January 26, 2013)

Please come and join us in working happily together in the new year.
What
  • Community Work Day
When Jan 26, 2013
from 08:45 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Deer Park Monastery
Contact Name Just Come!
Contact Phone 760-291-1003 x100
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Dear Friends,

We are continuing to host Days of Community Work in the coming seasons. It is a wonderful opportunity to spend time together with monastic and lay practitioners as we, in a concrete way offer, our time and energy to some needed areas within this amazing valley.

We ask for your help in our mindful work on Saturday January 26, 2013.

Please bring work gloves, wear casual clothing, and be prepared to work outside. Some projects for the day: landscaping around dormitories in Solidity Hamlet, walking path improvements, painting of the Sisters new garage.

We will begin gathering at 8:45am outside the Ocean of Peace Hall to sing some songs and divide into groups to start our joyful service. There will be a break and snacks around 11am. At 12:30pm we will enjoy a mindful picnic meal together. In the afternoon at 3pm there will be a DVD Dharma Talk by our teacher if you would like to stay behind to listen.

 

9:00 am

Working together

11:00 Break
11:15
Continue working
12:30 
Picnic Lunch
3:00 pm
DVD Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Our work becomes joyful service of the heart as we allow ourselves to work wholeheartedly, in harmony and not in a rush. You can read some more about the practice of working meditation on our website.

 

Scheduled work days for 2013:

  • January 26
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 11
  • June 22

 

 

If you are looking for ways to help Deer Park on an ongoing basis, there are many volunteer opportunities available. To learn more about Friends of Deer Park, click here.

See a couple of monastics hard at work.

 

A Lotus for You a Buddha to Be
The Monks and Nuns of Deer Park Monastery

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