Engaged Buddhism

Benedict Cumberbatch narrates film featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

This August marks the premiere of Walk With Me in the U.S. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, British actor and 2015 Oscar’s best actor nominee for his performance in The Imitation Game; Walk With Me is a cinematic journey into the world of Plum Village, communities of practitioners who perfect the art of mindful living with the Vietnamese […]

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Community & Friendship’s Delight

Here is a video collage of friends sharing on the topic of community. This video was recorded at Deer Park Monastery during our recent retreat for members and aspirants to the Order of Interbeing, Turning Outward with Inward Stability. David Nelson filmed and edited this 7 minute video. These are Davids words: A diverse collection of […]

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Celebrate Green Vesak

This Evening our Sangha here at Deer Park will practice sitting meditation and chanting up in the mountain next to our large White Buddha statue as the Full moon rise. Tomorrow morning we will bathe the Baby Buddha under the ancient Oaks, touching the historical Buddha and Buddha Nature in ourselves and in each other. […]

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Earth Holder Retreat and Day of Mindfulness

Today the Community at Deer Park finalized the schedule for the coming Earth Holder Retreat: For a Future to Be Possible. There will be opportunities to stop and nurture our love and connection with ourselves, each other and the Earth. Opportunities to cultivate our happiness and peace as well as embrace and look deeply into […]

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Taking Care of the Earth

Earth Holder Retreat at Deer Park Nestled in the chaparral of Southern California, this 4-Day Mindfulness Retreat (April 28, 2016 – May 1, 2016) will be led by the monastics of Deer Park Monastery and Order of Interbeing members of the Earth Holder Sangha in the Plum Village Tradition. We welcome everyone with love and […]

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Adventures in Mindful Moviemaking

Larry Kasanoff shares his adventure of creating a movie about mindfulness. I make movies about martial arts, science fiction, killer robots, funny cartoon characters, pretty girls.  And I love it. An article in the Washington Post about me once started this way: “…fights, explosions, mindblowing visual effects and hot babes – this is Larry Kasanoff’s […]

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Call to Action: People’s Climate Prayer

People’s Climate Prayer: November 29th – December 11th, 2015 To All Plum Village Practice Centers, To All Order of Interbeing Members, To All Our Sanghas World-wide, To Our Dear Beloved Friends, To support the upcoming Paris Climate Summit (COP21) and in solidarity with the Global Buddhist Climate Change Collective, One Earth Sangha, Plum Village Earth […]

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