Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and practicing in the Plum Village Tradition, we 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 has reopened for visitors. This makes us happy and brings joy. Always check the calendar below for when we might offer in-person events. We are not open for drop-in visitors. When we do have visitors, everyone must be fully vaccinated and be able provide proof of vaccination.

Sierra Nevada Backpacking Retreat Photo Gallery

The Sierra Nevada Mindful Backpacking Retreat took place July 17-23, 2022 in the Golden Trout Wilderness area on the Eastern …
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Patricia Garcia

My Journey with Deer Park

Patricia GarciaPeaceful Resolve of the Heart My name is Peaceful Resolve of the Heart, yet some may know me as …
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Family Retreat Photo Gallery

Harmony at Home Peace all AroundJuly 6 – 10, 2022 …
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Preparing vegetables at Teen Camp

Kimie’s Love Letter

Nguyễn Đại Thiên Kim – Harmonious Energy of the Heart Deer Park is turning twenty years old, and although Deer Park is seven years older than me, I still …
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A Free White Cloud: A Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

This week our Dharma talk will be offered by Thay Phap Luu and the talk will be in English with translation to Vietnamese.

Currently full Free

Dharma Talk (Live Online)

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Dharma Talk during our Day of Mindfulness. The talk is offered in English by Thay Phap Luu with Vietnamese translation.  Quý vị có thể nghe thông dịch qua Zoom


Space, Time, and Reality: Class #38 of the Forty Tenets

Virtual Event Virtual Event

In tonight’s class Thầy Pháp Lưu will discuss the 38th tenet. The reality of the Pure Land or Nirvāna transcends both space and time. The reality of everything else is […]


Alaska Mindfulness Retreat

Ageya Center 61420 Florence Martin Ct., Homer, Alaska

SOLID AS A MOUNTAIN: Mindfulness Practices for Challenging Times A weekend retreat in Homer, Alaska. When we stop and listen to really hear and receive the many gifts of the […]

$200.00 – $290.00

Froglessness: A Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

Today the dharma talk will be offered by Thich Man Tue (Br Insight).

Currently full Free

The Buddha the Scientist

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

Exploring the Intersection of Buddhism, Psychology and Neuroscience through the Embodied Practice of Mindfulness  REGISTRATION OPEN NOW The Buddha revolutionized a first-person study of the mind and body through the […]

$100.00 – $400.00

No Day of Mindfulness

We are in the midst of our The Buddha The Scientist Retreat and therefore will not hold a public Day of Mindfulness today.

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