News and Updates

Celebrate Green Vesak

This Evening our Sangha here at Deer Park will practice sitting meditation and chanting up in the mountain next to our large White Buddha statue as the Full moon rise. Tomorrow morning we will bathe the Baby Buddha under the ancient Oaks, touching the historical Buddha and Buddha Nature in ourselves and in each other. […]

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Earth Holder Retreat and Day of Mindfulness

Today the Community at Deer Park finalized the schedule for the coming Earth Holder Retreat: For a Future to Be Possible. There will be opportunities to stop and nurture our love and connection with ourselves, each other and the Earth. Opportunities to cultivate our happiness and peace as well as embrace and look deeply into […]

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Position Open with Mindfulness Bell

Subscriptions and Marketing Coordinator For the Mindfulness Bell Magazine This is a unique opportunity for sincere practitioner in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village to be of service to the international Sangha. Tasks include setting up new subscriptions and processing renewals, preparing mailing lists, mailing first issue to new subscribers who subscribe or renew in […]

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Children’s Program at Deer Park – 2016

Dear Parents and Children As many of you know, we offer a children’s program on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month (with a few exceptions) which are the days the adults recite either the Five Mindfulness Trainings or the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. This year the schedule is as follows: April 17, 2016 May 1, 2016 […]

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Understanding and Love: The Spirit of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings

By the Venerable Thich Phuoc Tinh Dear community, today is the last day of the Vietnamese retreat. There was a Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings transmission ceremony yesterday. Most of the people here are practitioners who have already received the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. Regrettably, there was no time for Sister Chan Khong and Brother Phap Dang to […]

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2016 Viet Wake Up Tour Southern California

The North American Viet Wake Up Tour 2016 is coming to southern California with two events: 1) April 6, 2016: Public Talk at Westminster Community Center 2) April 7 to 10, 2016: 4-day retreat for young Vietnamese American Viet Wake Up Tour is tailored for young Vietnamese American. There is also a general Wake Up retreat […]

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Taking Care of the Earth

Earth Holder Retreat at Deer Park Nestled in the chaparral of Southern California, this 4-Day Mindfulness Retreat (April 28, 2016 – May 1, 2016) will be led by the monastics of Deer Park Monastery and Order of Interbeing members of the Earth Holder Sangha in the Plum Village Tradition. We welcome everyone with love and […]

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Tết (Lunar New Year) at Deer Park

We welcome you to come visit Deer Park to say good bye to last year, year of the goat and we begin a new year, year of the monkey. The couplet for this monkey year: NUÔI DƯỠNG TÌNH HUYNH ĐỆ – BẢO HỘ HÀNH TINH XANH NOURISHING OUR TOGETHERNESS – PROTECTING OUR PLANET You can […]

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Adventures in Mindful Moviemaking

Larry Kasanoff shares his adventure of creating a movie about mindfulness. I make movies about martial arts, science fiction, killer robots, funny cartoon characters, pretty girls.  And I love it. An article in the Washington Post about me once started this way: “…fights, explosions, mindblowing visual effects and hot babes – this is Larry Kasanoff’s […]

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 8th January 2016

Plum Village, France January 8, 2016 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas world wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Since the dawn of the New Year, Thay has very clearly communicated to us a wish to return to his hermitage in Plum Village, France. Thay is satisfied with the […]

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