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 Year) is still new to me. Living full-time in the […]
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 and laughing. His energy of compassion and joy can be […]
Freedom through Letting Go
Chân Trời Ngộ Không, also known as Brother Freedom, shares his journey to monastic life through letting go. It was originally published in our 20-year anniversary magazine. After being away from Deer Park for year, Brother Freedom returns this month.
An Old Home in a New Land
Br. Minh Lung shares a journal from his recent 6-month trip to Plum Village Thailand.
What is the Great Precepts Ordination Ceremony?
Deer Park Monastery hosted the worldwide Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony (Đại Giới Đàn in Vietnamese) in the Plum Village Tradition from October 1-4, 2021. The theme chosen for the ceremony was […]
Brother Pháp Lý is the kind of person who prefers to hug you the first time he meets you. I had heard about him before he arrived: his buoyant personality, […]
Go to the Other Shore: A Photo Journey
The theme for the Đại Giới Đàn, or Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony is Go to the Other Shore. This is only the second time this ceremony has taken place at […]
Novices Recite Precepts with the New Stepping Into Freedom
Thanks to Parallax Press, Sister Chan Duc and the Plum Village Editorial Team, the novices in Deer Park Monastery—many of whom are about to receive the bhikshu, bhikshuni and shramanerika […]
Monastic Retreat at Deer Park 2021
The monastic centers of Deer Park, Magnolia Grove, and Blue Cliff gather together for a monastic retreat. Enjoy these photos.