Deer Park Monastery was established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to share the practice of mindful living.

This 400-acre sanctuary rests peacefully in the chaparral mountains of southern California, surrounded and protected by oaks and the natural landscape.


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The monastery continues to remain physically closed during the pandemic. When the time comes to reopen, we will share here on the website and through our newsletter.

Online Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido

Join us online for our weekly Day of Mindfulness. We will begin with a guided sitting meditation, followed by walking meditation and a dharma talk.Links to the live-stream will be […]

Free

The 40 Tenets of Plum Village with Thay Phap Luu (Class #6)

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido

Dear Friends, Welcome to a new weekly class from Deer Park Monastery on the topic "The 40 Tenets of Plum Village". This class will take place live on Wednesday nights […]

Free

Online Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido

Join us online for our weekly Day of Mindfulness. We will begin with a guided sitting meditation, followed by walking meditation and a dharma talk.Links to the live-stream will be […]

Free

The 40 Tenets of Plum Village with Thay Phap Luu (Class #7)

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido

Dear Friends, Welcome to a new weekly class from Deer Park Monastery on the topic "The 40 Tenets of Plum Village". This class will take place live on Wednesday nights […]

Free

Wake Up Retreat

Online CA

Wake Up Earth Our journey of resilience, compassion and healing How can we handle the feelings of dread, loneliness and anger within us and around us? There is no “back […]

Offerings from the Monastery

Mushrooms Pushing Up

The marine layer in the morning creates conditions for mushrooms to come up now in the spring at Deer Park ...
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What does non-self mean?

Hello Deer Park Community and Sangha, I hope you all are doing well during this uneasy period. I am writing ...
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View from the Teahouse

By Brother Minh An Sometimes I look at the sky like it's a table, solid and limited and knowable. But ...
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Saving Deer Park Ridge

By Ron Forster - True Ocean of Courage We vow to develop understanding, in order to live peacefully with people, ...
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Raven

Crow Moon

Raven at Hidden Spring below Burnt Mountain on an oak tree, croaking and clicking as the Crow Moon arrives. Another ...
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