Journey Through the West
As the energy gathers for our upcoming Go to the Other Shore Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony, three of our brothers continue sharing the Dharma through the West of the United States. Stuart Plimpton tells the story of the new altar in the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall, and we release the Q&A session from our in-person Be a Refuge Summer Retreat.
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The Monastics of Deer Park Monastery
by Brother Minh Dia
A personal story and reflection from the Road Retreat. Brother Freedom shares the story of traveling across the west with Brother Gem and Brother Earth. The article includes some wonderful pictures from the trip. To continue following, connect with our Twitter or Facebook account.
by Stuart Plimpton
When Deer Park was approaching its 10-year anniversary, the sangha invited a lay friend to build a new altar for the Ocean of Peace meditation hall. Read the story of the builder and enjoy some photos. This altar remains a central part of the hall.
This continues our exclusive video series from our Be a Refuge Summer Retreat. In this recording, Br. Dharma Embrace, Sr. Bamboo, Br. Freedom, and Kenley Neufeld respond to questions from the community.
Upcoming Events and Retreats
We are pausing our in-person and online Day of Mindfulness from September 12th to October 10th in order to prepare and host the Great Ordination Ceremony from October 1-4. Some of those events may be live streamed, so please check our website in the coming weeks for announcements.
Registration Now Available. Our sangha of monastics share with you the practice of the annual Rains Retreat at Deer Park for a 90 day period. The Opening Ceremony for the Rains Retreat will be held during the Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, October 17, 2021.
Holiday Retreat – SAVE THE DATE. The community plans to open registration for our annual Holiday Retreat soon. Ring in the New Year with spiritual family. When we come back to ourselves, to what is going on in the here and now, we let go of the stories we tell ourselves.