News and Updates

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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2016 Retreat Program and Theme Weekend Schedule

Deer Park Monastery 2016 Schedule You are invited to join us in 2016 for one of our 5-day Special Retreats and/or 3-day Theme Weekends. Whether we are new to the practice of mindfulness or we have already been practicing for a long time, we are welcome to join these retreats. Dharma talks based on the theme of […]

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Deer Park Goes to India – Join Us!

In the Footsteps of the Buddha Pilgrimage to India/Nepal with Dharmacharya Shantum Seth and the monastics in the Plum Village tradition A pilgrimage for Deer Park monastery. Deer Park October 2016 pilgrimage:  In the Footsteps of the Buddha (14 days, beginning and ending in Delhi) October 15 – 28, 2016 – US$ 2600 Shakyamuni Buddha discovered the […]

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 24th December 2015

Plum Village, France December 24, 2015 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas worldwide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Our monastic centers in the United States and Europe are now a month into our traditional annual practice of the three-month Winter Retreat, observing ninety continuous days of mindfulness practice, without […]

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Deer Park Monastery Completes Nunnery Project

New homes for the sisters and a cottage for Thay are models of green building Dear Friends, This week we will move into the home that has been built with your love and support. We are deeply grateful for your compassion for our well-being and your patience. It has been six years since our dear […]

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One Year Residential Program at Deer Park

One Year Residential Program. March 2016 – February 2017 The One Year Residential Program is open to all practitioners in our tradition. Participants will have a chance to live and serve at the monastery, to practice and train in mindfulness right within the community. Participants will receive guidance and support from a monastic mentor. The […]

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Call to Action: People’s Climate Prayer

People’s Climate Prayer: November 29th – December 11th, 2015 To All Plum Village Practice Centers, To All Order of Interbeing Members, To All Our Sanghas World-wide, To Our Dear Beloved Friends, To support the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (COP21) and in solidarity with the Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective, One Earth Sangha, Plum Village Earth […]

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Deer Park Winter 2015-2016 Season

Our US Miracle of Mindfulness Tour concluded on November 8, 2015. Many miracles of joy, happiness and transformation happened during the tour. Deer Park with be closed from November 9th to November 25th. The Winter 2015-2016 Season will begin on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015, with a Thanksgiving Day of Mindfulness. First arrival day for […]

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