Spring Brings Flowers and Memories of Thay
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 in the meantime we have spring flowers everywhere. Walking along the trails, we look and see colors of such variety and smell of the fragrance of the black sage is unbelievable. Each step we can be mindful of what grows around us.
On Sunday, May 1st, we will honor our Teacher on the 100th day since his passing. Thay is very present in us and we will bring our full attention to him with a dharma talk by the Venerable Thich Phuoc Tinh, a ceremony, and returning his ashes to Mother Earth. These events will all be available online. As we remember Thay, you may want to read his prose poem, The Little Buffalo in Pursuit of the Sun. Thay remembers his novice years at Phuong Bai monastery, his teacher, and the beauty of the plants and flowers.
Please enjoy this month's Coyote Tracks and feel free share it with your friends.
We are offering three free online events on Sunday, May 1st between 9:30am – 3:00pm PDT to honor our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. We hope you can join us or watch the recordings at your convenience on the Deer Park YouTube channel.
The Little Buffalo in Pursuit of the Sun is a prose poem by Thich Nhat Hanh that explores his early years as a novice monk in Vietnam.
Seasons are impermanent and the wild flowers of Deer Park Monastery are a great example. For a short period of time in the spring (right now!), Deer Park explodes with colors and smells from the chaparral. Spring is here! Explore both native and non-native beauty in this photo gallery.
Enough! Enough! You are Enough! The Art of Unmasking Your True Self
The Monastic Sisters and Brothers of Deer Park Monastery are thrilled to be hosting Teen Camp, a unique opportunity for 13-18 year-olds to practice mindfulness in nature, surrounded by other young people who want to grow in understanding and love.
Registration Open Now.
This is a happy moment. It’s been three-years since our last Family Retreat and we are happy for its return. We hope you are too!
Registration opens on Friday, May 6th
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