Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing in the Plum Village Tradition

Help Build Our New Monks’ Residence!

With more young people inspired to ordain and continue our monastic tradition, the monks’ residence has now reached capacity. This is a happy moment: with a flourishing resident monastic community, Deer Park can continue to be a refuge for thousands of practitioners who come every year for retreats and Days of Mindfulness.


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A 13-week course covering the growth and development of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s comprehensive vision for collective awakening through a selection of his books and teachings. Live online and in-person. See the upcoming classes and join us.

Rendering of the new monks residence

Volunteer to Build the Monks Residence

The new monks residence construction will start in August or September 2023 and will take 6-7 months to build. The …
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Deer Park Retreats in 2023

The monastic sangha of Deer Park Monastery is happy to offer retreats throughout the coming year. Here you will find …
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COP27 Conversation

How can each of us become the answer to climate change? The Tao Te Ching says: ‘When the Master runs …
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Community Work Day

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

Please join us in supporting with monastery projects and upkeep. Skills welcome but not necessary. Please complete the RSVP so we know you are coming.

Renaissance: A Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

The Dharma talk today will be offered in Vietnamese by the Su Co Hộ Nghiêm with live English translation. Poem Renaissance This morning, at sunrise, a new bud appeared on […]

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Pháp Thoại (Dharma Talk) của Sư Cô Hộ Nghiêm

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Live stream of Dharma talk with Su Co Hộ Nghiêm. We offer this as part of our Day of Mindfulness today. The talk will be offered in Vietnamese. For English […]

Open the Road Wider: A Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

The closing of the annual Rains Retreat will take place today. The Dharma talk today will be offered in English by Brother Phap Dung with live Vietnamese translation. Registration will […]

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