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It Won’t Always Be This Way

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What’s Cooking in Solidity Hamlet?

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Let Me Count the Ways

By Deborah Westcott How do I love Deer Park Monastery? Let me count the ways! Deer Park is my spiritual refuge. I love the monastics and the friends I see […]

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Mushrooms Pushing Up

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What does non-self mean?

Hello Deer Park Community and Sangha, I hope you all are doing well during this uneasy period. I am writing in reference to perhaps an unusual issue I have had in recent […]

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View from the Teahouse

By Brother Minh An Sometimes I look at the sky like it’s a table, solid and limited and knowable. But on this lazy afternoon I closed my eyes and saw […]

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Saving Deer Park Ridge

By Ron Forster – True Ocean of Courage We vow to develop understanding, in order to live peacefully with people, animals, plants, and minerals. Feelings of tranquility arise as I […]

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Roadrunner in the Canyon

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Crow Moon

Raven at Hidden Spring below Burnt Mountain on an oak tree, croaking and clicking as the Crow Moon arrives. Another raven calling in the canyon…

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How do I stop the violence of forcing myself to practice when I experience pain?

Question from Aaron: Sometimes I do not experience bliss when I practice mindfulness. In fact, I experience a lot of pain. I know from experience that if I continue to practice a […]

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