Join us from the comfort of your home sanctuary for Deer Park’s first International Online Retreat, March 20 – 24, 2024.
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. Named after Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, At Home in the World, this online healing experience allows you to feel at home in the present moment – wherever you are in the world.
The retreat will be primarily in English, with translations available in Vietnamese, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.
All participants will receive a free copy of Thay’s book, At Home in the World, to accompany your mindfulness practice.
Registration for the retreat will close at 9 am Pacific time on March 20, 2024
Schedule is subject to change at any time.
Featuring guided meditations, relaxations, and movement
Listening deeply and learning from monastics & friends globally
Broadcast live from Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California
“This retreat allowed me to make some deep practice memories in my own home.”
“There were many, many ways that this was as wonderful as and, in some ways, even better than an on-site experience. To be in my own home and participating in the sacred activities of DPM was a marvel. To watch, and change the way I was in my house, unified Deer Park Laura with regular old Laura.”
“What was the same [as an in-person retreat]—The dharma deep and lovely still, the connections in Dharma sharing families real, teachings amazing, facilitation skillful, the Tea-in full of a family vibe, the beauty of the community captured in the videography. All wonderful, wonderful. The imprint of Deer Park was made on all of us just like always.”
“Wow, it was all so nourishing, inspiring and helpful! I did not attend dharma sharing groups, but I was able to participate in dharma talks, morning meditation, and some chi gong. I really appreciated the schedule. It felt like the right balance of zoom time and off-screen time. It helped me come home to myself and feel connected to deer park and the community at home.”
“I was skeptical of how beneficial an online retreat could be, especially since I wasn’t too excited about being on zoom more than I already am! But I found it to be incredibly, surprisingly, and deeply nourishing. Fantastic job, everyone!!”