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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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Update to Deer Park Live Stream

We regret to announce that we are unable to live stream from the Deer Park Monastery YouTube Channel at this time. However, we are able to live stream from the Deer Park Monastery Facebook page! Join us today. The monks at Deer Park would like to offer you the opportunity to sit and walk with […]

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Deer Park Live Stream

We hope that this news finds you at peace. The monks of Deer Park Monastery would like to offer you the opportunity to sit and walk with them — virtually. This will be accomplished by a live stream that will start on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Our plan is to regularly live stream the following […]

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Q & A Session with Summit Dharma Teachers

This week, The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation presents a free live Q & A session with the teachers of the “In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh” online summit! Below is the schedule of the sessions: • Thursday, April 9, at 9 AM Pacific Daylight Time/ 12 PM Eastern Daylight Time (North American times zones) […]

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Earth Holder Retreat 2020

Deer Park had many great conditions to host the Earth Holder Retreat from February 27th to March 1st 2020, with the theme “We are the Earth walking on Earth.” Retreat friends were offered this introductory reflection: If we want to extend the lifespan of humanity and countless other lifeforms in a meaningful way, we must […]

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In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh

  Immerse yourself in the living tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, as taught by nine of our senior Dharma teachers.   Lion’s Roar Magazine and the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation present a very special free 5-day online summit from March 25-29. In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh offers a rare chance to learn directly […]

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Deer Park Special Retreats 2020

We are happy to announce the Special Retreat schedule for the first half of 2020. We hope that many of you will be able to join the Deer Park community to experience the art of mindful living.     Feb 26 – Mar 1 Earth Holder Retreat   Click here to learn more about the […]

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Registration Now Required for Days of Mindfulness

Dear Friends, We are happy Deer Park Monastery continues to be a place of refuge and transformation for many people who come and learn the art of mindful living. Recently we informed the community about upcoming changes to our Days of Mindfulness. To recap, in order for the quality of our events to be nourishing […]

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