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Barefoot Dharma

Brother Pháp Lý is the kind of person who prefers to hug you the first time he meets you. I had heard about him before he arrived: his buoyant personality, […]

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Go to the Other Shore: A Photo Journey

The theme for the Đại Giới Đàn, or Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony is Go to the Other Shore. This is only the second time this ceremony has taken place at […]

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Novices Recite Precepts with the New Stepping Into Freedom

Thanks to Parallax Press, Sister Chan Duc and the Plum Village Editorial Team, the novices in Deer Park Monastery—many of whom are about to receive the bhikshu, bhikshuni and shramanerika […]

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Monastic Retreat at Deer Park 2021

The monastic centers of Deer Park, Magnolia Grove, and Blue Cliff gather together for a monastic retreat. Enjoy these photos.

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Journey through the West, Part 2

Here we continue the diary from Brothers Gem, Earth, and Freedom as they journey with joy and siblinghood across western United States. If you missed part one, you can go […]

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Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan Household

Dear Teacher, I have a question. I try to not contribute to the suffering of living beings. I’ve been vegan for 21 years. I live with my boyfriend who’s been […]

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Treasure in the Mountains

During our last trip to Deer Park Monastery, I watched my two children skip down the road from Solidity Hamlet to the dining hall. My daughter’s hair flew up and […]

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The Altar’s Story

I first became aware of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) while reading an op-ed piece entitled We Are The Beaters And We Are the Beaten (Los Angeles Times, April 15, 1991). […]

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Journey through the West

On our journey through the West, we have been travelling through five states so far. Here are some moments that will stay in our hearts. Phoenix 2-day Retreat Our first […]

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A Portrait of Novice Life in Solidity Hamlet

In anticipation of the upcoming Đại Giới Đàn, or Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony, taking place at Deer Park on October 1st-4th—with the support of the monastic from Blue Cliff Monastery, Magnolia […]

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