News and Updates

Meeting Thầy’s Life Force

By Sister Dang Nghiem I had the opportunity to see Thầy at the root temple, Từ Hiếu, on March 16, 2019. Thầy was eating breakfast when I walked in. He looked at me intently as I knelt with joined palms. “Dear Thầy, I am Dang Nghiem, your child and disciple,” I said. Thầy nodded several […]

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Family Retreat and Teen Camp Staff Program

We are very happy to inform you that we are offering a Family Retreat and Teen Camp staff program at Deer Park Monastery. Before, during, and after the retreats, we need additional help, so we are inviting mindfulness practitioners who have already attended a 5-day retreat (or longer) at a Plum Village monastery to apply […]

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Viet Wake Up North American Tour 2019

This year, Viet Wake Up Tour 2019 will be held during Summer break in the following cities: 1. Miami, FL: May 30 – June 22. Dallas, TX: June 6-93. Chicago, IL: June 13-164. Seattle, WA: June 23-26 This Viet Wake Up Teaching Tour will be conducted by a team of 8 monks and nuns from […]

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Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery

Thank you to the many parents who expressed interest in our children’s program. We are happy to announce that we will host the children’s program on June 2 of 2019. Please click here for more details. The program is for children 6-12 years old. Children will learn basic mindfulness practices from monastic and lay program […]

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Mindfulness Bell Summer Issue

Don’t miss the new issue of the @MindfulnessBell on engaged practice with current events, where practitioners share insights about working with the police, organizing gatherings to support the Women’s March, having dinner with Bill Clinton, and much more! This issue also includes a transcribed talk from Thich Nhat Hanh on Non-Discrimination, as well as teachings […]

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Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery (2018)

Dear Precious Parents and Cherished Children, On the 1st Sunday of each month, after walking meditation, the community listens to a dharma talk followed the 5 and 14 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation. On these days, we offer a children’s program for children aged 6-12 so that parents may fully participate in the activities. (As for exceptions, your 5 year […]

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2018 Seasonal Retreat Schedule

We are happy to announce the Fall/Winter 2018 seasonal retreat schedule. Seasonal retreats offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the daily schedule of the monastery and the basic practices such as sitting meditation, walking meditation, and mindful eating. Currently, only one-week or two-week stays are available. Friday, July 27, 1 week only Friday, August 17, 1 […]

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A New Generation of Monastics at Deer Park Monastery

As the spring retreat opens we have several people participating in our aspirant training program here at Deer Park. The monastic community continues and is growing deeper roots on this land! This past winter retreat the monks of Solidity Hamlet offered a class entitled: Introduction to Monastic Life. The class was open to all friends […]

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2018 Retreat Program

We are happy to announce the program of our major retreats in 2018. We hope that many of you from around the world will be able to join our community to experience the art of mindful living. A significant change for the coming year is the annual 90-Day is much earlier and this allows for […]

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A new season of Days of Mindfulness

Starting Sunday, November 26, our gathering space for walking meditation will change. As you arrive to our main parking lot, please enjoy your steps up the paved road. Our day of mindfulness can begin as we make our first step at Deer Park, allowing our body to relax, bringing our attention to our feet, letting […]

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