News and Updates

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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Right Livelihood: Facility manager position

Deer Park Monastery, Solidity Hamlet monks are now looking to hire a facility manager to help with the following responsibilities: Admin support Contact with Fire & Sheriff Department Contact with County about building permits and master plan Contact with neighbors about property and path issues Make sure Deer Park is up to state and federal […]

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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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Teachings during 90 Day Retreat

The Dharma Teachers of Deer Park will take turn to offer talks on Sundays during this annual retreat (mid-Sept – mid Dec) on the theme Nourishing body, mind and right action. The talks will be uploaded regularly to our Deer Park Monastery Channel on You Tube. Some of the text that will be referred to […]

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Give Mother Earth 18 Months

Dear Plum Village friends everywhere, An exciting invitation to join thousands of Plum Village friends around the world for coordinated Earth Justice practice! The Plum Village Earth Holder Community is encouraging sangha members around the world to support young people on September 20 in the Global Climate Strike, and then to follow this with various ways […]

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Family Retreat 2019 Dharma Talks

Every year Deer Park offers our beloved Family Retreat. It is a time where families from all over come together with the aspiration to cultivate their understanding and love. Family Retreat offers a unique space for each member of the family to deepen their experience of the practice. Parents and adults are given the opportunity […]

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Dharma Talks by Deer Park Monastery’s Dharma Teachers

Deer Park Monastery Dharma Talks Player Please click on a link near a teacher to play his or her dharma talk here. All dharma talks were recorded at Deer Park Monastery unless noted otherwise.  

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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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Day of Mindfulness For Teens And Young Adults with Viet Roots

  Day of Mindfulness For Teens And Young Adults with Viet Roots: “Returning To Your Roots” Saturday, July 7, 2018 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Mile Square Regional Park, Shelter #11 (in front of the Tran Hung Dao’s statue) 16801 Euclid Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Please join us for this Day of Mindfulness with […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch narrates film featuring Thich Nhat Hanh

This August marks the premiere of Walk With Me in the U.S. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, British actor and 2015 Oscar’s best actor nominee for his performance in The Imitation Game; Walk With Me is a cinematic journey into the world of Plum Village, communities of practitioners who perfect the art of mindful living with the Vietnamese […]

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