Constructing a New Residence for the Monks

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Your joy is our joy. An important element of giving is the joy and happiness that we experience when we are able to give from the heart.  We hope you will consider making an additional gift to the brother’s residence. Your annual or monthly gifts provide essential income to support the on-going operations of the monasteries, but more is needed to cover construction costs.

Deer Park Monastery will soon start the process of expanding Solidity Hamlet by building a new residence for the monastic brothers. With more young people inspired to ordain and continue our monastic tradition, the monks’ residence has now reached capacity. This is a happy moment: with a flourishing resident monastic community, Deer Park can continue to be a refuge for thousands of practitioners who come every year for retreats and Days of Mindfulness.

In our twenty-two years in the Great Hidden Mountain, Solidity Hamlet has built no new buildings. This will be our first, and we plan to take part in its construction through our monastic siblings and lay friends volunteering their building skills and time.

As we embark on this effort, we ask for your help. Over the coming months, there will be many ways to contribute, including making a donation of any amount (together our goal is to raise $800K!), attending and bringing your friends and family to our community events, and in 2023 physically helping us with the building effort. Please check the ‘Future Events’ below to see the upcoming opportunities to contribute.

As Thay says, it’s not about the buildings, it’s about building the sangha. By each contributing as we can to the new residence, we will continue to strengthen our community and care for Deer Park as our spiritual home.

Rendering of the new monks residence

Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation

The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation works to continue the mindful teachings and practice of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, support our mindfulness practice centers around the world, and engage in Sangha (community) building in order to foster peace and transform suffering in all people, animals, plants, and our planet.

Lovingly referred to as Thay (“teacher” in Vietnamese), Thich Nhat Hanh was a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation is the fundraising arm of Deer Park Monastery. The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation was founded by and is a division of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, Inc. The Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, Inc. is a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

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