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Happiness is the Way: Road Retreat 2021

August 12 - September 19

Brothers on tour: Brother Freedom, Brother Earth, Brother Gem (from left to right)

Happiness is the Way Road Retreat

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.


Road Retreat Map

1. Depart Deer Park Monastery

2. Phoenix, Arizona – August 12-14

Two day non-residential retreat with a live event on August 13 at 10:30am
Contact mcolpas@yahoo.com for more information
Email to Register

3. Albuquerque, New Mexico – August 17-18

Two day non-residential retreat with a live event on August 17 at 9:30am
Contact Rainbow Sangha or Jonathan Nimitz jnimitz@comcast.net 505-256-1463 for more information
Register Now

4. Fort Collins, Colorado – August 20-22

Two day non-residential retreat
Contact bcampbelljr@gmail.com for more information
Register Now

5. Provo, Utah – August 28

Sangha Evening
Contact info@awakeningvalleysangha.org for more information
Register Now

6. Salt Lake City, Utah – August 29

Sangha Evening
Contact True Mountain Sangha or Salt Lake Wake Up for more information
Register Now

7. Jackson, Wyoming – September 2

Sangha Evening
Contact healingbalm4@gmail.com for more information
Register Now

8. Boise, Idaho – September 3-5

Two-day non-residential retreat with live talk on September 4 at 10:30am
Contact rtavlin@yahoo.com or Beginners Mind Sangha for more information
Register Now

9. Missoula, Montana – September 7

One-day non-residential retreat
Contact openwaysangha@gmail.com for more information
Register Now

10. Seattle, Washington – September 10-12

Two-day non-residential retreat
Contact tmtsangha@gmail.com or seattlemindfulness@gmail.com for more information
Register Now

11. Portland, Oregon – September 14

Sangha Evening
Portland Friends of the Dhamma
1404 SE 25th Ave, Portland, OR
Contact johnsonwadsworth@msn.com or jfbraza@comcast.net for more information
Register Now

12. San Francisco, California – September 18-19

Two-day non-residential retreat
More information
Register Now

If you would like to offer dana to support the Deer Park brothers’ outreach, please offer dana through our Foundation.


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2 thoughts on “Happiness is the Way: Road Retreat 2021

  1. Michael Ale says:

    Will the will the people on the retreat be riding in the RV or will they have to supply their own transportation?

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