Spring & Summer Retreats
Spring and summer retreats are wonderful opportunities to practice the daily schedule of renewal and transformation with our community of monks, nuns, and lay practitioners.
We invite you to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a two-week, one-week, or weekend retreat, as Mother Earth stirs from slumber, new blossoms begin to appear, and sunshine illuminates the path.
- Our first spring retreat arrival day is Friday, March 20, 2015.
- Please note that not all Fridays are arrival days and not all arrival days are available for one or two-week retreats. Feel free to contact us regarding available dates.
- Please register for your retreat a few weeks in advance so you will have enough time to receive and read through all confirmation information.
Mindfulness Retreat for Software Developers and Designers
October 11-16, 2015 | Mercy Center, Burlingame CA
Breathe and smile with like-minded techies and help manifest Thich Nhat Hanh’s vision of a Plum Village mindfulness app. This retreat will be an opportunity for a team of app developers, designers, project managers, and experienced practitioners to be together with an international delegation of monastics in the Plum Village tradition. See how to merge work and practice with other like-minded people. The retreat may include mindful work opportunities such as coding and designing mindfulness apps.
The residential retreat will take place right in the heart of the Bay Area, minutes from San Francisco Airport and a 5-minute taxi ride from BART. The Mercy Center is located at 2300 Adeline Dr in Burlingame CA 94010. Registration includes tuition plus lodging in basic, single occupancy room, and simple vegetarian meals. Arrival day is Sunday, October 11 at 3pm and concludes at 12pm on Friday, October 16.
This retreat will take place in Burlingame, California at the Mercy Retreat Center. However, all aspects of this retreat are managed by Deer Park Monastery.
Miracle of Mindfulness: Breathe, it’ll be okay
October 27 – November 1, 2015
A Sangha of 75 monastics from Plum Village, Blue Cliff, Magnolia Grove and Deer Park Monasteries will come together to host this retreat and other events during this US Tour without the physical presence of our beloved Teacher, Thay. Please join us in the mountains of Deer Park Monastery to manifest the miracles of mindfulness together as a spiritual family, a Sangha. We come back to the present moment through our awareness of our breath and our steps. As we recognize the impermanent nature of our breath, our feelings and our thinking, the insight: Breathe, it’ll be okay ripens naturally. Coming together to cultivate the art of mindful living in all of our daily activities help the insight of interbeing to sprout. We have prepared additional information on this Retreat Information Sheet.
If you are young or old, new to mindfulness practice or experienced, We welcome you all to join this retreat. Families with children and teens are warmly welcome to this retreat.