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Teachings during 90 Day Retreat

The Dharma Teachers of Deer Park will take turn to offer talks on Sundays during this annual retreat (mid-Sept – mid Dec) on the theme Nourishing body, mind and right action. The talks will be uploaded regularly to our Deer Park Monastery Channel on You Tube. Some of the text that will be referred to […]

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Give Mother Earth 18 Months

Dear Plum Village friends everywhere, An exciting invitation to join thousands of Plum Village friends around the world for coordinated Earth Justice practice! The Plum Village Earth Holder Community is encouraging sangha members around the world to support young people on September 20 in the Global Climate Strike, and then to follow this with various ways […]

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Family Retreat 2019 Dharma Talks

Every year Deer Park offers our beloved Family Retreat. It is a time where families from all over come together with the aspiration to cultivate their understanding and love. Family Retreat offers a unique space for each member of the family to deepen their experience of the practice. Parents and adults are given the opportunity […]

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Meeting Thầy’s Life Force

By Sister Dang Nghiem I had the opportunity to see Thầy at the root temple, Từ Hiếu, on March 16, 2019. Thầy was eating breakfast when I walked in. He looked at me intently as I knelt with joined palms. “Dear Thầy, I am Dang Nghiem, your child and disciple,” I said. Thầy nodded several […]

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Day of Mindfulness For Teens And Young Adults with Viet Roots

  Day of Mindfulness For Teens And Young Adults with Viet Roots: “Returning To Your Roots” Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mile Square Regional Park, Shelter #11 (in front of the Tran Hung Dao’s statue) 16801 Euclid Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Please join us for this Day of Mindfulness with […]

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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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Our Prayer for a Happy, Peaceful and Free New Year

Today we hosted our New Year’s Day of Mindfulness. In our Ceremony to greet the new year we read this prayer to our blood, spiritual and land ancestors. New Year Prayer to Mother Earth and All Our Ancestors Dear Beloved Thay, Dear Beloved Ancestors, Dear Beloved Mother Earth, We have gathered as a fourfold sangha […]

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Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery (2017)

Update Dear Friends, We hope that you are well and are enjoying this Holiday Season. We apologize for not updating you sooner but for this Winter Retreat from December to February we will not offer a Children’s Program for our Sunday Day of Mindfulness (DOM). We will resume offering Children’s Program on our 1st Sunday […]

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Sunday Dharma Talks during Winter Retreat

The Monastic Dharma Teachers of Deer Park are offering talks each Sunday under the theme: Nurturing our Roots, Strengthening our Branches – essentials of Plum Village Practice. The three characteristics of Plum Village Practice: continuous practice, present moment and dwelling happily, will also guide the teaching. This list of Dharma Talks is subject to change, […]

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