This 400-acre sanctuary rests peacefully in the chaparral mountains of southern California, surrounded and protected by oaks and the natural landscape.
Retreats offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the daily schedule of the monastery and our practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and mindful eating.
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Days of Mindfulness
Please check our Calendar to confirm that the monastery will host a Day of Mindfulness on the Sunday you wish to visit. The monastery gate will be open from 8 AM and close at 4 PM.
News & Updates
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishThe Dharma Teachers of Deer Park will take turn to offer talks on Sundays during this annual retreat (mid-Sept – mid Dec) on the theme Nourishing body, mind and right action. The talks will be uploaded regularly to our Deer Park Monastery Channel on You Tube. Some of the text […]
Sep 25, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishDear Plum Village friends everywhere, An exciting invitation to join thousands of Plum Village friends around the world for coordinated Earth Justice practice! The Plum Village Earth Holder Community is encouraging sangha members around the world to support young people on September 20 in the Global Climate Strike, and then to […]
Sep 4, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishEvery year Deer Park offers our beloved Family Retreat. It is a time where families from all over come together with the aspiration to cultivate their understanding and love. Family Retreat offers a unique space for each member of the family to deepen their experience of the practice. Parents and […]
Jul 30, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishDeer Park Monastery Dharma Talks Player Please click on a link near a teacher to play his or her dharma talk here. All dharma talks were recorded at Deer Park Monastery unless noted otherwise.
Jul 20, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishThe Deer Park community is mindfully preparing to host our annual summer retreats during the months of June and July. This is a special and busy time as we welcome new and returning families and teens to practice joyfully together with the fourfold community. As a result, the monastery will […]
Jun 15, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishBy Sister Dang Nghiem I had the opportunity to see Thầy at the root temple, Từ Hiếu, on March 16, 2019. Thầy was eating breakfast when I walked in. He looked at me intently as I knelt with joined palms. “Dear Thầy, I am Dang Nghiem, your child and disciple,” […]
May 6, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishWe are very happy to inform you that we are offering a Family Retreat and Teen Camp staff program at Deer Park Monastery. Before, during, and after the retreats, we need additional help, so we are inviting mindfulness practitioners who have already attended a 5-day retreat (or longer) at a […]
Apr 19, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishDharma talks by Sr. D during the Viet Wake Up North American Tour 2019 “True Love True Happiness – Video” “True Love True Happiness – Audio” “Beginning Anew As the Way Out – Audio” This year, Viet Wake Up Tour 2019 will be held during Summer break in the following […]
Apr 6, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishThank you to the many parents who expressed interest in our children’s program. We are happy to announce that we will host the children’s program on June 2 of 2019. Please click here for more details. The program is for children 6-12 years old. Children will learn basic mindfulness practices […]
Mar 1, 2019
Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese SpanishAs the spring retreat opens we have several people participating in our aspirant training program here at Deer Park. The monastic community continues and is growing deeper roots on this land! This past winter retreat the monks of Solidity Hamlet offered a class entitled: Introduction to Monastic Life. The class […]
Mar 16, 2018