Classes Offered During Winter Retreat

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Meditation Class

This is an open meditation class based on the sutra, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, offered by Brother Phap Ho. In this class, we will learn how to practice the exercises in the sutra in our sitting and walking meditation practice, as well as in daily life. In each class, instruction will be offered, we will practice together, and there will be time to ask questions. There will be two sessions focusing on each of the first Three Foundations respectively (body, feelings, and mental formations). Each class will have different content; you are welcome to attend one, several, or all classes. This class can be beneficial if you already have a daily meditation practice and want to go deeper, as well as if you are new to the practice of mindfulness and meditation.

Discourse on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness

Audio recording of the classes can be found on the Deer Park Dharma Cast, under Meditation Class 2016-2017. There will also be some meditations uploaded there. A pdf summary of each class will be uploaded here: 2016-12-04-body-1-summary, 2016-12-18-body-2-summary, 2017-01-08-feelings-1-summary, consciousness-and-sense-doors.

There is no registration for this class, you just show up at the designated time and place. There is no cost to attend, but you may make a donation. There is a donation box in the meditation hall.

Classes will be held on the following dates at 3:15-4:15 PM in the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall (Big Meditation Hall) at Deer Park Monastery.

Dates: December 4 & 18, 2016
Focus: Body in the body

Dates: January 8 & 22, 2017
Focus: Feelings in the feelings

Dates: February 5 & 19, 2017
Focus: Mind in the mind (mental formations)

Buddhism One

Who was the Buddha and what did he teach? This introductory class, offered by Brother Phap Vu, will cover an overview of the history and basic doctrine of Buddhism.

Please note: Both ‘Buddhism One’ classes cover the same material.

There is no registration for this class, you just show up at the designated time and place. There is no cost to attend, but you may make a donation. There is a donation box in the meditation hall.

Classes will be held on the following dates at 3:15-4:30 PM in the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall (Big Meditation Hall) at Deer Park Monastery.

Dates: January 15 & February 12, 2017

28 thoughts on “Classes Offered During Winter Retreat

    • Registration Office says:

      The Meditation Class offered by Brother Phap Ho will be audio recorded and posted in a folder on The Deer Park Dharmacast website.

      • Registration Office says:

        One of the Buddhism One classes (they will have the same content) offered by Brother Phap Vu will be recorded as well, probably in video.

  1. Barbara Casler says:

    We are so happy to read about these classes and are putting them on our calendar as we speak! Thank you so much for this beautiful offering.
    Craig and Barbara

  2. Cheryl Russomanno says:

    Do I stay at the monastery during these meditation classes? If not , is there a local hotel you recommend for lodging? As I Live on the East Coast US.
    Also, is it possibly to meet Thich Nahat Hanh during these meditations classes?
    As I am very interested in meeting the the Buddha monk in person during my mediation practice.
    Thank you, Cheryl

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ says:

      Dear Cheryl,
      The meditation classes take place on the afternoon of our weekly Days of Mindfulness and therefore an overnight stay is not required. In some cases, you may wish to stay but our only arrival day is Fridays and stays are a minimum of one week. At this time, Thich Nhat Hanh is residing in Plum Village (France) and therefore not physically present at Deer Park.

      We hope this helps.

  3. Good evening , I will be attending tomorrow’s lecture on Buddhism One and was wondering if I can arrive early and walk around the monastery ?

    Thank you in advance for replying 🙂

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