- Earth Holding and Protecting: Engaged Buddhist Theme Weekend (April 11 - 13, 2014) from Apr 11, 2014 02:00 PM to Apr 13, 2014 04:00 PM — Deer Park Monastery,
- nourishing, supporting and strengthening the Earth Holders/Protectors
Deepen your practice in a specific area through our ongoing Theme Weekends. During each of these weekends there will be special sessions led by one or more monastic or lay Dharma Teachers in the Plum Village tradition. Each weekend will include three or more sessions for the participants to focus on the special topic offered. For the rest of the weekend the participants will flow alongside the regular schedule of the monastery including sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful meals etc together with the whole community. We ask for your understanding if due to illness or another unexpected occurrence, we need to substitute the teacher. We understand that the Sangha, the community of practice, is our teacher and friend on the path. It is necessary to pre-register for these weekends, and space is limited. If this will be your first visit to Deer Park, we recommend attending a general weekend or week long retreat before registering for a theme weekend.