July 6 – July 10 PDT
This is a happy moment. It’s been 3-years since our last Family Retreat and we are happy for its return. We hope you are too!
Note: Children and teens cannot register independently from parents or guardians. And there is no partial attendance option.
An in-person retreat hosted by Deer Park Monastery with the support of monastics and practitioners in the Plum Village Tradition.
If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace
Family Retreat is a retreat for families of all descriptions. In this retreat we will have programs for adults, children, tweens, and teens, ensuring that every member of your family will have an opportunity to deepen their experience of the practice. Parents and adults are given the opportunity to explore the practice through activities such as Dharma Sharing, Total Relaxation, and Dharma Talks while the younger ones will get to experience age-appropriate mindfulness activities and sharings of their own.
One of the wonderful things about our late teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and Deer Park Monastery is that the teachings we offer and the life here in the monastery is accessible to everyone. Whether this is your first meditation retreat or whether you’ve been to many. Whether you’re an older adult or whether you’re a teen… you may find that your retreat here in Deer Park will be relaxing yet insightful.
In this retreat the adult’s program is for adults ages 18 and older while the teen’s program spans the ages of 13-17, tween’s program covers ages 11-12, and the children’s program will be for ages 6-10. According to our current COVID policy, we require that all retreatants show proof of vaccination. Because there is not currently a vaccine available for children under the age of 5, we cannot accept children under the age of 5 in the Family Retreat. 5-year-olds who are vaccinated can attend the retreat but we ask that they stay with their parents for the duration as they are not yet ready for the children’s program.
The Daily Schedule will look something like this:
-6:00 Morning Sitting Meditation
-7:00 Walking Meditation
-9:00 Working Meditation
-11:00 Dharma Talk
-2:00 Total Relaxation
-3:00 Dharma Sharing
-5:00 Exercise Time
-7:30 Evening Sitting Meditation
We hope that you and your family will join us this July for our retreat!
Cost Per Individual
- Bring Your Own Tent – Adult $240 | Teen $160 | Child $100
- 6 Bed Dorm Space – Adult $300 | Teen $200 | Child $140
- 3 Bed Dorm Space – Adult $400 | Teen $280 | Child $180