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Wake Up Retreat 2024

April 7 April 13 PDT

Each year it brings great joy to host the Wake Up Retreat for young people ages 18-35 years old. This was a vision of Thay that began about 15 years ago and has grown into a worldwide phenomenon.

Registration is now open



An in-person 7-day retreat, April 7-13, for young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, hosted by Deer Park Monastery with the support of monastics and practitioners in the Plum Village Tradition.

Please see more information below (including pricing).


In this retreat:

  • Sitting and walking meditation with live guidance from Deer Park monastics
  • Live talks offered by senior monastic disciples of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Spaces to connect with people our age as we look deeply into the challenges and joys that we experience in our daily lives, including specific spaces for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ identifying people
  • A transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings offered by the monastics of the Plum Village Tradition

Accommodations and Cost:

  • 3-bed dorm: $900 (total cost for 6-nights)
  • 6-bed dorm: $660 (total cost for 6-nights) Accommodation now full!
  • Bring your own tent to camp: $510 (total cost for 6-nights)

We are also partnered with Hemera, an organization that is offering fellowships for individuals to attend retreats. For more information or to apply, please click here.

If you do not qualify for a Hemera fellowship, please contact us via email for more information about available discounts.

Sample Schedule:

-6:00 Morning Sitting Meditation
-7:00 Walking Meditation
-7:45 Breakfast
-9:00 Working Meditation
-11:00 Dharma Talk
-12:30 Lunch
-2:00 Total Relaxation
-3:00 Dharma Sharing
-5:00 Exercise Time
-6:00 Dinner
-7:30 Evening Sitting Meditation

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