Dharma from Deer Park Monastery, a meditation practice center in the tradition of the Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. At Deer Park, the resident monks, nuns and lay sangha practice engaged Buddhism and mindfulness in everyday life for the nourishment and development of our spiritual and mental health. Each week, we post a selection of activities of the Deer Park Sangha so that others may share in the realization of awareness and freedom. Deer Park is located in the mountains near Escondido, California and hosts regular Days of Mindfulness open to the public on Thursdays and Sundays beginning at 8:30 a.m. To learn more, visit www.deerparkmonastery.org
Jan. 13, 2018
Brother Kai Ly shares about Bodhicitta, the mind of love. There are also several wonderful stories about how he met with Thay and the valuable lessons that he learned from these encounters.
Dec. 28, 2017
Translation by Sr Man Nghiem
Dec. 10, 2017
Dharma talk from Venerable Phuoc Tinh on the opening day of the Winter 2017-2018 Retreat. Translation by Sister Kinh Nghiem.
Nov. 22, 2017
Dear Beloved Listeners , Brother Phap Dung started with a talk for the children, please excuse us for not having the complete recording of this portion. Following this portion, Brother Phap Dung shares his experience of returning to the US during the 2017 US tour.
Nov. 6, 2017
This is the Third Dharma talk of the retreat offered by Brother Phap Luu at Deer Park Monastery on September 17, 2017. The retreat theme is Awakening the Source of Understanding. The retreat is part of the larger US Tour with the theme Awakening Together.
Oct. 15, 2017
During this question and answer session with Brother Phap Dung, Sister Huong Nghiem, Lyn Fine, and John Salerno-White we listen to seven questions. The date is September 16, 2017 at Deer Park Monastery. The retreat theme is Awakening the Source of Understanding. The retreat is part of the larger US Tour with the theme Awakening Together. 1. What are the forms/practices in our community that exists for shining eyes on something we witness? 2. Being angry/negative and the use of products like Nestle (which is used at the monastery). 3. How do we honor the tradition of our lineage and recognize and support multiple genders? 4. How do I better recognize and water the seeds of determination and practice? 5. What is the equality complex? 6. Story of suffering. 7. Needing support in finding my tribe, my sangha. How do I heal this sense of not belonging?
Oct. 4, 2017
This is the Second Dharma talk of the retreat offered by Sr. Thệ Nghiêm at Deer Park Monastery on September 15, 2017. Topics include Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight and the Four Kinds of Nutriments. The retreat theme is Awakening the Source of Understanding. The retreat is part of the larger US Tour with the theme Awakening Together. Video: https://youtu.be/2AvpHoBHPIg
Sept. 26, 2017
This is the First Dharma talk of the retreat offered by Sister Dang Nghiem at Deer Park Monastery on September 13, 2017. The retreat theme is Awakening the Source of Understanding. The retreat is part of the larger US Tour with the theme Awakening Together. Video: https://youtu.be/mrThKTx-A9M
July 1, 2017
Translation by Sr Bach Nghiem