June 21, 2023 – June 25, 2023 PDT
Our very popular annual retreat for families to join monastics and other practitioners in the Plum Village tradition.
Registration will open sometime in Spring 2023.
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.
-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