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

We openly and warmly welcome the diversity of your experience to this place of refuge and healing – wherever you come from, however you look or identify, whomever you love.

Monks and lay friends on Escondido Rock

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Scholarships for Retreats

A limited number of scholarships are available through a grant we have received from the Hemera Foundation. To learn more and apply, visit the grant information page.

Mark your calendar. Registration opens. Family retreat and Teen Camp

Family Retreat and Teen Camp Registration Opens

The annual Family Retreat and annual Teen Camp are two of our more popular retreats. These retreats do fill up …
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Tết Returns Inside Me Like That

by a Plum Tree Sister in Deer Park Though I’ve been alive for over two decades now, Tết (Lunar New …
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Prayer for the New Year

Dec 31, 2022 Dear Thầy, Dear Mother Earth, Dear Ancestors, We know that you are present within us at this …
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Thay Man Tue at Deer Park with hand over heart

Qigong Meditation with Br. Insight

One of our resident monastics is Thich Man Tue (Brother Insight), a beloved elder who you can usually see smiling …
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Morning of Peace: A Day of Mindfulness

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

Our Day of Mindfulness today will offer a session of Questions and Answers. Bring your questions and hear from four monastic Dharma teachers. Poem – Morning of Peace Treading the […]

Currently full Free

Wake Up 2023 Retreat

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

An in-person 7-day retreat for young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, hosted by Deer Park Monastery with the support of monastics and practitioners in the […]

$360.00 – $600.00

Special Day of Mindfulness with Sister Chân Không

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

Tiếng Việt. Join us for this special Day of Mindfulness with Sister Chân Không. Sister Chan Khong is the first fully-ordained monastic disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and […]

Dāna Day of Mindfulness with the Beloved Community

Mile Square Regional Park 16801 Euclid Street, CA, Fountain Valley, CA

A fundraising event that aims to explore the diverse ways in which we can give back to our community by way of the practice, the Dharma, of shared wisdom, food […]

446: Dharma Talk by the Venerable Deer Park Dharmacast

This is the English translation of the Dharma talk originally offered in Vietnamese by Thích Phước Tịnh. Translation provided by Sr. Dang Nghiem.
  1. 446: Dharma Talk by the Venerable
  2. 445: The Eight Winds with Thầy Pháp Nhĩ
  3. 444: Dharma talk a la carte (plus a song)
  4. 443: The Power of True Love (Translation)
  5. 442: Year-End (lunar) Dharma Talk