September 18, 2022 – December 18, 2022 PDT
Our sangha of monastics and lay friends share with you the practice of the annual Rains Retreat at Deer Park for a 90 day period.
Peaceful dwelling in the great hidden mountain of Deer Park is a very special time to practice together and to look and learn deeply. During this period, we may have the opportunity for mentoring, taking classes, and listening to dharma talks. In addition, the daily schedule will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, working meditation, and service meditation.
If you choose to join us, we also have the practice of remaining in the monastery. During opening ceremonies, we will set the boundaries for each hamlet. Meaning, we as participants will remain within these boundaries for the entire 90-days.
The Opening Ceremony for the Rains Retreat will be held during the Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, September 18, 2022. The Closing Ceremony will be held during the Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, December 18, 2022.
Although the retreat “begins” on September 18th, those planning to attend will need to arrive early. Both the brothers and sisters will receive the guests aspiring to stay for the more than 3-month period on September 9, 2022. If it is not your intention to stay for this time period, please do not use this page to register.
The sisters require anyone applying, to register and to submit their request to the sisters by August 15, 2022.
The registration office requires anyone applying to stay with the brothers, to register by September 2, 2022.
There is no guarantee that late applications will be accepted.
Summary of Important Dates
- August 15, last day to apply to stay with sisters in Clarity Hamlet
- September 2, last day to apply to stay with brother in Solidity Hamlet
- September 9, arrival day for both hamlets
- September 18 Rains Retreat Begins
- December 18 Rains Retreat Ends