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Community Work Day (March 16, 2013)

Please come and join us in working joyfully together. Scheduled work days for 2013: March 16, April 20, May 11, June 22
What
  • Community Work Day
When Mar 16, 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,

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 March 16, 2013.

Please bring work gloves, wear casual clothing, and be prepared to work outside. This Saturday, there is also need for some help in the office to prepare for Thay's upcoming tour for those who would like to work indoors.

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.

 

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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