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Gen X Dharma Teacher Gathering (June 5-9, 2013)

This event is for recognized Dharma teachers in a tradition of Buddhadharma which offers refuge in the Three Jewels, born between 1960 and 1980, who are actively teaching and guiding students individually and as a group in North America and Europe. It is intended to support and connect teachers for whom Dharma teaching is a (or the) significant life activity, whether through teaching retreats, guiding a Buddhist temple, or other format. While there are many others who are doing important and good work as board members of dharma centers, executive directors or administrators of sanghas, secular mindfulness teachers, MBSR instructors, etc., for this gathering we are aiming to invite those who are serving as Buddhist teachers as their primary role so we can share the joys and challenges of that role, build connections, and learn from each other.
When Jun 05, 2013 02:00 PM to
Jun 09, 2013 03:00 PM
Where Deer Park Monastery
Contact Name
Contact Phone (760)291-1003 (extension 100)
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Surrounded by the beautiful natural environment of Deer Park, at this gathering we hope to:

·       Learn from each other about teaching
·       Inspire each other
·       Foster collegiality between lineages
·       Learn from other Buddhist traditions
·       Develop relationships to support our work and lives
·       Create a safe space to grapple with issues for us as next generation teachers
What: We will be creating open space for exploring such questions as: 
  • What are our greatest challenges?
  • What can help sustain us?
  • How can we best teach Buddhadharma in the 21st century?
  • How do we hold the teacher role?

As well as time for hiking, campfire, creative sharing, storytelling, affinity groups based on identity, non-talent show and more. Here's a sneek peek:

For registration information, please contact the office at (760)291-1003 or

The lodging in Deer Park Monastery is simple with shared rooms Rooms have a toilet and shower/bath.

Tenting is also available with restrooms and individual showers in the campground. If you would like to camp,  bring your own tent and sleeping bags.

Food at Deer Park is vegan with non-soy and non-wheat alternatives when appropriate

What to bring:



If you are interested in exploring rideshare options, please follow the link below to see what's possible:

Can't wait to be with you!