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Happiness is the Way: Road Retreat 2021
August 12 – September 19 PDT
All dharma talks from the tour are available; see this YouTube Playlist.
This summer, Deer Park Monastery’s brothers will travel 4500 miles in five weeks to visit local Sanghas in ten western states. The Happiness is the Way: Road Retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to practice with your monastic siblings, share practice experiences, and build siblinghood.
According to Brother Ngo Khong (AKA Brother Freedom) “After a year of uncertainty, solitude and various limitations that might have even deepened and strengthened our practice, we want to come together again to share our experiences of practice, bask in each other’s presence, and build siblinghood.”
The Road Retreat starts in Phoenix on August 12th and concludes in San Francisco on September 19th. The three brothers will travel in a RV, dubbed “Dharma Wheelzz”. Each stop is hosted by a local Sangha. The activities range from single to multi-day non-residential retreats to Sangha evenings. You are welcome to join as many of the stops as you are able. The full Road Retreat schedule and links to registration are below.
We hope to see you later this summer. The brothers are very excited to reach out and get to know your Sanghas, your state, your city…YOU!
In gratitude and wonder of this moment,
The Deer Park Monastery brothers
P.S. Please note that space is limited and is available on a first come-first serve basis.
If you would like to offer financial support to the Deer Park brothers trip, please offer dana through the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation.
1. Depart Deer Park Monastery
2. Phoenix, Arizona – August 12-14
3. Albuquerque, New Mexico – August 17-18
Live Dharma Talk at 9:30am: Quieting the Mind in a Noisy World by Br. Freedom
Two day non-residential retreat
Contact Rainbow Sangha or Jonathan Nimitz firstname.lastname@example.org 505-256-1463 for more information
4. Fort Collins, Colorado – August 20-22
5. Provo, Utah – August 28
Live Dharma Talk at 2:30pm: I Am Remembering by Br. Freedom
One-day non-residential retreat
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Register Now This event if full we hope you will join for the live stream.
6. Salt Lake City, Utah – August 29
7. Jackson, Wyoming – September 2
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8. Boise, Idaho – September 3-5
Live Dharma Talk at 11:15am – Sangha: The Fourfold Force by Br. Freedom
Two-day non-residential retreat with live talk on September 4 at 10:30am
Contact email@example.com or Beginners Mind Sangha for more information
9. Missoula, Montana – September 7
10. Seattle and Tacoma, Washington – September 11-12
September 10: Online Sangha Evening, 6:00pm-8:30pm
September 11: A Day of Mindfulness in English
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September 12: Pháp Thoại, Quê Hương, Thầy Pháp Côn “Quê Hương“
An in person Day of Mindfulness in Tacoma (Vietnamese) September 12
The Five Mindfulness Training Transmission Ceremony will be offered in English and is open to all area Sanghas.
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11. Portland, Oregon – September 14
Portland Friends of the Dhamma
1404 SE 25th Ave, Portland, OR
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Register Now This event if full.