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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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Young Brother – Brother Chân Pháp Đệ

Adrian Aloysius Stier, born May 8, 1935, in Grand Meadow, to Alvin and Marcella Stier, died Aug. 4, 2016, in Escondido, California where he was a resident at Deer Park Monastery. As a monastic, he was known as Brother Chân Pháp Đệ or “Young Brother.” During his lifetime, Br. Pháp Đệ was a Catholic priest, a stock […]

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Classes Offered During Winter Retreat

Meditation Class This is an open meditation class based on the sutra, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, offered by Brother Phap Ho. In this class, we will learn how to practice the exercises in the sutra in our sitting and walking meditation practice, as well as in daily life. In each class, instruction will be […]

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Winter Retreat 2016 – 2017

Our Sangha of Monastics have met to look at our retreat schedule for the time ahead. We would now like to share with you the practice of Winter Retreat at Deer Park this coming 90 day period. First arrival day for the Winter Retreat is Friday, November 25. All available arrival days for this practice […]

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Deer Park Goes to India – Join Us!

In the Footsteps of the Buddha Pilgrimage to India/Nepal with Dharmacharya Shantum Seth and the monastics in the Plum Village tradition A pilgrimage for Deer Park monastery. Deer Park October 2016 pilgrimage:  In the Footsteps of the Buddha (14 days, beginning and ending in Delhi) October 15 – 28, 2016 – US$ 2600 Shakyamuni Buddha discovered the […]

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Nunnery Project Funding Complete!

Dear Friends, With full hearts, we share some happy news with you. When we moved into our new home in December there were several loans outstanding. Now, thanks to your generous donations those loans have been repaid. The project is truly complete, and no more is needed. Our hearts are filled with deep gratitude for […]

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Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery (2016)

Dear Parents and Children As many of you know, we offer a children’s program on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month (with a few exceptions) which are the days the adults recite either the Five Mindfulness Trainings or the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. This year the schedule is as follows: April 17, 2016 May 1, 2016 […]

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