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750 Kilometres of Nothing to Do and Nowhere to Go

By Brother Dao Hanh Our journey started many months before we made our first...

At the Foot of the Mountain

By Brother Dao Bi At the foot of the mountain, there is a stream. Take the water from the stream and wash yourself, and you will be cured. I...

Standing on the Brink: Which Direction Do We Choose?

by Monastic Brother Dai Luong The following sharing is a follow up to Brother Dai Luong’s Wake Up to Humanity’s Greatest Challenge. “Unless the monk knows...

Prayer

By Monastic Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean) fill yourself with gratitude and awe (god) until you overflow then keep going become a waterfall gushing and perfectly still so that it's clear that everything you have has been...

The Eyes

by Monastic Brother Pháp Khả With a pair of eyes, one is assured of a life-long appointment with the blue sky and white cloud. Where I...

The Sangha Boat

An Interview with Brother Chan Phap Ho Brother Chan Phap Ho was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. At the age of twenty-nine, he left...

Webinar Recording: Earth Holder Sangha

On Sunday, May 15 2016, Brother Phap Dung from Plum Village discussed with Brother Phap Ho, the abbott of Deer Park Monastery, and Heather about the...

I Have Arrived, I Am Home

Weikei, one of the facilitators from Wake Up Los Angeles, shares about his arrival at Deer Park Monastery for the Wake Up retreat. Deer Park’s...

Morning Song

by Zarah Reinhard from Switzerland this morning fresh, like a dewdrop blooming in the mouth of a rose— standing still, waiting for awakenings; dawn has already passed.   this sky a circled wonder hidden...

Backwoods Camping in the Great Lake State

By Steven Larmore Six of us gals and guys all agreed upon a retreat to the woods for some middle-of-nowhere mindfulness.  I think we figured...

The Man Who Planted Trees

by Jean Giono For a human character to reveal truly exceptional qualities, one must have the good fortune to be able to observe its performance...

US tour wonder

Hey Folks, Well, I don't really know how to describe retreats on this US tour (I got to go to three so far...) Amazing I guess...:) I...

Celebrating Spring at the Maison de l’Harmonie

  The sun is shining warm on my face this morning as I look out towards the Dordogne valley. As I reflect on our weekend...

It’s perfect…

Dear Teachers, Dear Friends (who want to wake up :) ) I want to wake up too! I’ve been little shy to enter back into...

Don’t wait until it’s too late to have a picnic…

Sometimes we get too busy, stressed and overwhelmed by the grey air, aggressive advertising and the oppressive thud of urban life. Our days are full...