News and Updates

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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Community Work Day on Saturday, March 23, 2019

We are very happy to announce a community work day on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9 AM. We are inviting our generous Sangha to offer their joy, time and energy to help us in preparing for the upcoming Wake Up Retreat. We will laugh together, enjoy refreshments and stop to breathe. Please join us! […]

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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 the following Sunday Days of Mindfulness: March 3, April 7, and June 2 of 2019. The program is for children 6-12 years old. Children will learn basic mindfulness practices […]

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Autumn 90-Day Retreat Children’s Program Schedule

Dear Precious Parents and Cherished Children, We are happy to announce that on Sunday October 7, November 4, and December 2 Deer Park will host a children’s program during our Day of Mindfulness! On the first Sunday of each month, after walking meditation, the community listens to a dharma talk followed by the 5 and 14 […]

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Holiday Retreat Staff Program

We are very happy to inform you that we are offering a Holiday Retreat staff program at Deer Park Monastery. Before, during, and after the retreat, we need additional help, so we are inviting mindfulness practitioners who have already attended a retreat in the Plum Village tradition to apply for the staff program. As staff […]

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Deer Park Dharma Talk Series

We are happy to announce Deer Park Monastery will begin posting Dharma Talks from our beloved Dharma Teachers! This is the first in the series and features Thay Phap Hai giving the first Dharma Talk of the Family Retreat on June 21, 2018. Please click here to visit the Plum Village YouTube channel.    

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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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