In the coming weeks we commemorate Thầy’s passing with gratitude for the happy, healthy sangha that is Thầy’s legacy. Join Deer Park for a special…

November 2022

Autumn arrives brightly beside the creek bed, with hues of yellow and orange on the native sycamore leaves, and red on the poison oak vines as we find…

October 2022

Dear Friends,The 90-day Rains Retreat (Sept 18 - Dec 18) at Deer Park Monastery, with 100 monastics and layfriends participating here in-person, began…

April 2022

Springtime is quite spectacular at Deer Park Monastery as we move between winter and summer seasons. Soon, summer will arrive with its hot weather, and…

March 2022

Dear Friends,Deer Park will be hosting a memorial retreat March 9-13, 2022, for our beloved teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh ("Thay"), with a number…

November 2021

Dear Friends,We've been having a very full two months here at Deer Park, with the Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony and the opening of the Rains…

September 2021

Dear Friends,We release our Harvest Moon issue a few days after the full moon to bring you photos from the monastic retreat of the three US centers…
Dear Friends,As the energy gathers for our upcoming Go to the Other Shore Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony, three of our brothers continue sharing…

August 2021

As the Blue Moon rises over Deer Park we mindfully prepare the ground to be the main host of this year's Đại Giới Đàn, or International Great Precepts…
Dear Friends,In the Great Hidden Mountain we are in the midst of our second large in-person retreat this year—for Vietnamese speakers—on the theme…

July 2021

Dear Friends,We wish you a happy Buck Moon, as well as Guru Purnima—when Buddhists in India give thanks for the Buddha's first teaching at the Deer Park…

June 2021

Dear Friends,We wish you a happy new moon in June, as the monks and nuns take two weeks of rest camping in nature after more than a year of closure at…