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20 Year Anniversary Book: For You

  “When we build a meditation hall or a bell tower, we can easily see the final product. When we build brotherhood and sisterhood, it is a hundred times more important than the meditation hall or the bell tower, but people may not see it if they are not mindful. We’ve been working together these […]

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The Day I Turn Twenty

An Online Retreat on October 21-25, 2020     Bring the mindfulness practices and the larger community of Deer Park Monastery straight into your home, turning your apartment or house into the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall, and nourishing the roots that we all share here in the valley of the hidden mountain. We will […]

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Novice Ordination Ceremony

  Dear Friends,   On Sunday, September 6, 2020, at 9 AM Pacific Time, we will live-stream the novice ordination ceremony on the Deer Park Monastery Facebook page. Three aspirants who have been practicing and training in Solidity Hamlet will become novice monks. Even though you cannot physically be with us at this time, we […]

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International Family Retreat

On Tuesday 28 July to Sunday 2 August, 2020   What if we could bring the nuns and monks of the Plum Village tradition right into our homes? This is the invitation of this online family retreat: to turn our home into Plum Village, Deer Park, Blue Cliff, and Magnolia Grove for six days, so […]

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On Break from Live Stream

Dear Friends, Deer Park will take a short break from live-streaming activities on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Live-streaming will resume on our Facebook page at 5 PM Pacific Time on May 23, 2020. Want to continue sitting, chanting, and walking meditation with or without us? Watch and participate in past live meditation […]

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Vesak Day Live Stream

We are pleased to announce that Deer Park Monastery will be live-streaming a small Bathing the Baby Buddha Ceremony to celebrate Vesak Day, the birthday of the historical Buddha. Watch it on our Facebook page (link below) at 11:45 AM Pacific Time on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Deer Park Monastery Facebook Page We hope that […]

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Update to Deer Park Live Stream

We regret to announce that we are unable to live stream from the Deer Park Monastery YouTube Channel at this time. However, we are able to live stream from the Deer Park Monastery Facebook page! Join us today. The monks at Deer Park would like to offer you the opportunity to sit and walk with […]

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Deer Park Live Stream

We hope that this news finds you at peace. The monks of Deer Park Monastery would like to offer you the opportunity to sit and walk with them — virtually. This will be accomplished by a live stream that will start on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Our plan is to regularly live stream the following […]

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Q & A Session with Summit Dharma Teachers

This week, The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation presents a free live Q & A session with the teachers of the “In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh” online summit! Below is the schedule of the sessions: • Thursday, April 9, at 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time/ 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time (North American times zones) […]

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Earth Holder Retreat 2020

Deer Park had many great conditions to host the Earth Holder Retreat from February 27th to March 1st 2020, with the theme “We are the Earth walking on Earth.” Retreat friends were offered this introductory reflection: If we want to extend the lifespan of humanity and countless other lifeforms in a meaningful way, we must […]

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