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Toyon Family Novice Ordination

Hybrid Hybrid Event

September 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm PDT

Today we will open the monastery for the novice ordination ceremony. Six aspirants who have been practicing and training in Deer Park Monastery will become novice monks and nuns.

The ceremony will be offered in-person and online. If you are coming in person, please complete the RSVP below.

Important Information

Please register by 8 AM on the day of the event. If you need to cancel, please login again on this page and indicate you are not attending.

We ask that all guests please observe our dress code: out of respect for our monastic brothers and sisters, please wear sleeves that cover the shoulders (short sleeves are acceptable), shirts that cover the midriff, and long pants or long skirts that are loose-fitting and cover the knees at all times. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, nor tight-fitting clothing. We kindly ask friends to dress modestly for the duration of their time with us and to share this information with anyone attending the event with you. 

There is no cost incurred for participation in the Day of Mindfulness, but a donation is greatly appreciated to keep the monastery open and able to receive guests. You will find donation boxes in the meditation and dining halls or you can donate online.

Scheduled events occur rain or shine.


9:00am Novice Ordination

12:30pm Vegetarian Lunch


20 responses to “Toyon Family Novice Ordination”

  1. Hi, I just posted a question about registration for this event but am not sure if it worked. Forgive me it is repeated.

  2. Got it! Thank you. Also I am registering for the retreat starting on 9/26. Is it possible to stay at the temple on the 24th and 25th so I don’t have to drive back and forth? Thank you!

  3. When I went to the link to watch on zoom to see if it worked it asked for a passcode. I do not see a passcode. Thank you.

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