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Path of Happiness Hiking Retreat

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

This one week backpacking and hiking trip in Southern California will be based from Deer Park Monastery in Southern California. Registration is via application and the number of participants is limited. Registration will open sometime early in 2023. Priority will be given on this trip to applicants with previous multi-day point-to-point backpacking experience. A short telephone interview may […]

Wake Up 2023 Retreat

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

An in-person 7-day retreat hosted by Deer Park Monastery with the support of monastics and practitioners in the Plum Village Tradition. Retreat registration and more information will be available in early 2023. In this retreat: 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 […]

Family Retreat 2023

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

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 […]

Teen Camp 2023

Deer Park Monastery 2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA

The Monastic Sisters and Brothers of Deer Park Monastery are thrilled to be hosting Teen Camp, a unique opportunity for 13-18 year-olds to practice mindfulness in nature, surrounded by other young people who want to grow in understanding and love. At Teen Camp we will make meaningful friendships, learn skills to lead happier lives, and […]

US Tour 2023

Deer Park Monastery, Blue Cliff Monastery, and Magnolia Grove Monastery will come together and offer a tour with monastics and lay practitioners in the Plum Village tradition. Retreats will take place at each of the three practice centers and potentially some beyond. More details and dates will be posted when they become available. Here at […]