Deer Park activities during the US Tour

The weekend August 14 – 16 is the last general retreat stay we offer until our annual Winter Retreat in November. We will host our last Day of Mindfulness for this season on Sunday, August 23. After that a large number of monastics from Deer Park will join the US Tour at Blue Cliff Monastery, […]

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Walking for Peace, Sitting in Mindfulness. LA event.

Dear Family, We are happy to invite you to come and join us to peacefully and mindfully walk and sit in MacArthur Park. The joy, stability and freedom generated together as we practice will be our offering to ourselves and to the city of Los Angeles and to all its inhabitants. We will meet on […]

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True Freedom – Prison Pen Pal Project

Every week 10 or so letters are delivered to Deer Park for the True Freedom Pen Pal Prison Program. Currently 29 practitioners in the Plum Village tradition correspond with friends inside. They are regular practitioners and participate in local Sanghas. These are some of their input with the pen pal practice: For over five years […]

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Vesak Retreat May 27-31 – Welcome!

Today the Dharma Teacher Council of Deer Park looked into the schedule for the coming Vesak Retreat. We feel very happy to have 5 days to practice together in the spirit of: Let the Buddha Breathe, Let the Buddha Walk. In daily mindfulness practice of sitting, walking and eating we will cultivate the energy of […]

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Rideshare to Deer Park

When planning a visit Deer Park, many friends ask about carpool or rideshare options. Our community is very supportive of finding alternative means of transportation and has practiced a “No Car Day” for many years. We can offer two suggestions for connecting with others traveling to Deer Park for the day, the weekend, or for […]

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Celebrating Dennis Howard – generosity embodied

On our first Day of Mindfulness for the beautiful Spring Season we listened to a recording of Kate Wolf’s “Give Yourself to Love” played by Dennis and Ondrej. We also shared about some of the many gifts Dennis offered to Deer Park and many members of the¬†Sangha during his time staying with us. We had […]

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Deer Park Monastery Releases a New Website

Dear Community. Dear Thay. Deer Park Monastery releases¬†a new website platform and design for our online visitors. We are very grateful you are there and it makes us happy. We hope you are enjoying the spring as much as we are – the weather remains sunny and warm here in Southern California and the sangha […]

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Building Zen

Mindfulness, Sustainable Design, Green Building and Collaborative Construction Presentation by Ed Earl, Principal of Priority One Projects, at a straw bale workshop for the nunnery construction project at Deer Park Monastery, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Combining the mindfulness practices of meditation with the concepts of sustainable design and straw bale green building […]

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Discover the Joy of Togetherness

Wake Up Retreat for young adults (18-35 yrs old) will be held April 1-5. We cannot explain in words what this retreat will offer… A slide show from last years retreat might help you understand! Enjoy 8 minutes: Registration is still open!

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