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Deer Park Featured in Union-Tribune

On Sunday, November 8, the San Diego Union-Tribune offered two articles in recognization of our 20-year anniversary.

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Online Days of Mindfulness

From November through January, we will be offering an online Day of Mindfulness each Sunday. Beginning at 5:45am with sitting meditation.

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Face-to-Face Ceremony – Livestream

Following a tradition that dates back to the Buddha’s time, each year the Deer Park fourfold Sangha has a 3-month Rains Retreat. The monastic brothers and sisters use this time to deepen their practice. The Rains Retreat begins with two ceremonies. The first is the Counting Sticks Ceremony and the second is on Sunday morning. Sunday, […]

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Counting Sticks Ceremony – Livestream

Following a tradition that dates back to the Buddha’s time, each year the Deer Park fourfold Sangha has a 3-month Rains Retreat. The monastic brothers and sisters use this time to deepen their practice. The Rains Retreat begins with two ceremonies. The first is on Saturday night and the second is on Sunday morning. Saturday, […]

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20 Year Anniversary Book: For You

  “When we build a meditation hall or a bell tower, we can easily see the final product. When we build brotherhood and sisterhood, it is a hundred times more important than the meditation hall or the bell tower, but people may not see it if they are not mindful. We’ve been working together these […]

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The Day I Turn Twenty

An Online Retreat on October 21-25, 2020     Bring the mindfulness practices and the larger community of Deer Park Monastery straight into your home, turning your apartment or house into the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall, and nourishing the roots that we all share here in the valley of the hidden mountain. We will […]

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Novice Ordination Ceremony

  Dear Friends,   On Sunday, September 6, 2020, at 9 AM Pacific Time, we will live-stream the novice ordination ceremony on the Deer Park Monastery Facebook page. Three aspirants who have been practicing and training in Solidity Hamlet will become novice monks. Even though you cannot physically be with us at this time, we […]

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International Family Retreat

On Tuesday 28 July to Sunday 2 August, 2020   What if we could bring the nuns and monks of the Plum Village tradition right into our homes? This is the invitation of this online family retreat: to turn our home into Plum Village, Deer Park, Blue Cliff, and Magnolia Grove for six days, so […]

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On Break from Live Stream

Dear Friends, Deer Park will take a short break from live-streaming activities on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Live-streaming will resume on our Facebook page at 5 PM Pacific Time on May 23, 2020. Want to continue sitting, chanting, and walking meditation with or without us? Watch and participate in past live meditation […]

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Vesak Day Live Stream

We are pleased to announce that Deer Park Monastery will be live-streaming a small Bathing the Baby Buddha Ceremony to celebrate Vesak Day, the birthday of the historical Buddha. Watch it on our Facebook page (link below) at 11:45 AM Pacific Time on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Deer Park Monastery Facebook Page We hope that […]

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