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Spring & Summer Retreats

2015

Spring and summer retreats are wonderful opportunities to practice the daily schedule of renewal and transformation with our community of monks, nuns, and lay practitioners.

We invite you to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a two-week, one-week, or weekend retreat, as Mother Earth stirs from slumber, new blossoms begin to appear, and sunshine illuminates the path.

Practical Information:

  • Our first spring retreat arrival day is Friday, March 20, 2015.
  • Please note that not all Fridays are arrival days and not all arrival days are available for one or two-week retreats. Feel free to contact us regarding available dates.
  • Please register for your retreat a few weeks in advance so you will have enough time to receive and read through all confirmation information.

 

Reserve one bed in a dormitory. $315

 

 

Reserve space for one person in camping area. Must bring your own tent. $245

 

 

Reserve one bed in a dormitory. $90

 

 

Reserve space for one person in camping area. Must bring your own tent. $70

 

 


Mindfulness Retreat for Software Developers and Designers

October 11-16, 2015 | Mercy Center, Burlingame CA

Breathe and smile with like-minded techies and help manifest Thich Nhat Hanh’s vision of a Plum Village mindfulness app. This retreat will be an opportunity for a team of app developers, designers, project managers, and experienced practitioners to be together with an international delegation of monastics in the Plum Village tradition. See how to merge work and practice with other like-minded people. The retreat may include mindful work opportunities such as coding and designing mindfulness apps.

The residential retreat will take place right in the heart of the Bay Area, minutes from San Francisco Airport and a 5-minute taxi ride from BART. The Mercy Center is located at 2300 Adeline Dr in Burlingame CA 94010. Registration includes tuition plus lodging in basic, single occupancy room, and simple vegetarian meals. Arrival day is Sunday, October 11 at 3pm and concludes at 12pm on Friday, October 16.

This retreat will take place in Burlingame, California at the Mercy Retreat Center. However, all aspects of this retreat are managed by Deer Park Monastery.

 

 

Reserve a single private bedroom, with shared bathroom on each floor. $990

 

 


Miracle of Mindfulness: Breathe, it’ll be okay

October 27 – November 1, 2015

A Sangha of 75 monastics from Plum Village, Blue Cliff, Magnolia Grove and Deer Park Monasteries will come together to host this retreat and other events during this US Tour without the physical presence of our beloved Teacher, Thay. Please join us in the mountains of Deer Park Monastery to manifest the miracles of mindfulness together as a spiritual family, a Sangha. We come back to the present moment through our awareness of our breath and our steps. As we recognize the impermanent nature of our breath, our feelings and our thinking, the insight: Breathe, it’ll be okay ripens naturally. Coming together to cultivate the art of mindful living in all of our daily activities help the insight of interbeing to sprout. We have prepared additional information on this Retreat Information Sheet.

If you are young or old, new to mindfulness practice or experienced, We welcome you all to join this retreat. Families with children and teens are warmly welcome to this retreat.

 

This accommodation is full. Click here for Waiting List.

 

 

This accommodation is full. Click here for Waiting List.

 

 

Reserve space for one person in a trailer dorm. $450

 

 

Reserve space for one person in camping area. Must bring your own tent. $350

 

 

Reserve space to attend as a commuter. Priority given to those with medical need. $350

 

 


Miracle of Mindfulness – Tập Thói Quen Sống Hạnh Phúc

November 4 – November 8, 2015

This Vietnamese retreat, with the theme: Tập Thói Quen Sống Hạnh Phúc, will be led by Thich Nhat Hanh’s community of monks and nuns. The event provides an opportunity to learn the art of mindfulness, to deepen your mindfulness training, and to taste the joy and peace of practicing as a community.

The retreat is open to beginners, those who have previously attended retreats, and families with children. The nuns, monks and staff members will lead a mindfulness practice program for teens (ages 13-17) and children (6 to 12 years old). Children under 6 are welcome to join the program under the care of their parent. (Retreat Info Sheet/Bản thông tin về khóa tu)

This retreat is open to all persons of Vietnamese origin. For Vietnamese-Americans who are not fluent in Vietnamese, translation will be provided. For those who are not of Vietnamese origin, please register for the English speaking retreat. Thank you for your understanding.

Contributions are per person and include food, lodging, and tuition.

Register online below or use the downloadable registration form: Phiếu Ghi Danh

 
Reserve one bed in a dormitory containing 3 beds. $500

 

 
Reserve one bed in a dormitory containing 6 beds. $350

 

 
Reserve space for one person in a trailer dorm. $300

 

 

Reserve space for one person in camping area. Must bring your own tent. $250

 

 

Reserve space to attend as a commuter. Priority given to those with medical need. $250