Stable · Joyful: 2023-2024 Rains Retreat

Our sangha of monastics and lay friends share with you the practice of the annual Rains Retreat at Deer Park for a 90 day period.

Peacefully dwelling in the great hidden mountain of Deer Park is a very special time to practice together and to look and learn deeply. During this period, we may have the opportunity for mentoring, taking classes, and listening to Dharma talks. In addition, the daily schedule will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, working meditation, and service meditation.

Participating in the Rains Retreat is contingent on being able to live and practice in harmony with the community. At the end of the first two weeks, each person will be reviewed by the community. In some cases, individuals may be asked to leave and receive a refund. 

If you choose to join us, we also have the practice of remaining in the monastery. During opening ceremonies, we will set the boundaries for each hamlet. Meaning, we as participants will remain within these boundaries for the entire 90-days.

The Opening Ceremony for the Rains Retreat will be held during the Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, October 22, 2023. The Closing Ceremony will be held during the Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, January 14, 2024.

More information and registration via the Deer Park Monastery Website

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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