December 4 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PST
With more young people inspired to ordain and continue our monastic tradition, the monks’ residence has reached capacity, and we need your help to build a new building in 2023. 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 this spirit of community building, on December 4 we will enjoy mindfully hiking on our monastery’s beautiful land to support the monks’ new residence. We are very fortunate to have many beautiful hiking trails in and around the monastery, and are delighted to walk the hidden mountain as a community and explore the wilderness surrounding Deer Park.
We will have multiple hiking groups, adapted to different levels of ability and energy. If hiking is not accessible to you, we encourage you to come for the day and enjoy tea and music. Vegetarian lunch will be provided for all.
Please arrive on time to depart on the hike together. Bring water bottles, comfortable shoes, and clothing suitable for the day’s weather.
Scheduled events occur rain or shine.
9:30am Hikes begin
11:30am Refreshments and music
12:30pm Vegetarian lunch
|Get Involved: Organize your Sangha to Join In-person and Online: Join the monks online next Friday, November 18th at 5PM PST/ 8PM EST to learn about organizing your Sanghas and loved ones to support our Peace Hike effort. We will explore both how local Sanghas can support the hike on the Deer Park land, as well as how Sanghas in other parts of the country can join the effort by organizing peace walks in your area.|