Hundreds of Smiles

Joy, happiness and healing experienced on retreat at Deer Park Meditation Center expressed with smiles by young and not-so-young. A smile shows the world we are a free person in our body, heart and mind.

Guitar by Carl Struck. Images by D. Nelson.

Just a simple monk!

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A tiny bud of a smile on your lips nourishes awareness and calms you. It returns you to the peace you had lost. A smile is the most basic kind of peace work.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

Images of Plum Village