"It is by taking good care of your breath, of your body, of your feelings, that you can build a good community."

-Thich Nhat Hanh

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Upcoming sangha activities this week (1/18/21 - 1/24/21)

Thank you to Karlen for guiding the dharma discussion on Monday to prepare us better for the sutra study materials this week. Also, thank you Linda for helping with Wednesday morning sit.

Wednesday night sutra study at 7pm PST, we will focus on awareness of the mind. Please watch the video lecture, guided meditations, a practice guide, and suggested readings. Our live session on Wednesday will focus on discussion of these materials, and you are invited to explore them in the meantime and come to sutra study with questions and reflections in mind.

Reading homework for sutra study next Wednesday:

Awakening of the Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh - pg. 51-59 and 150-163

Satipatthana Meditation: A Practice Guide by Bhikku Analayo - pg.127In-150

The Heart of The Buddha's Teaching  by Thich Nhat Hanh- pg.169-175

Saturday Interpreted talk 7am-8:45am


Sunday Day of Mindfulness

9:00 am  Walking meditation with Deer Park monastery

10:15am Dharma talk with Deer Park monastery

2:00pm   Deep relaxation with Jonathan

3:15pm   Qigong mindful movements with Susan Rawcliffe

4pm-6pm Sitting meditation, walking, readings and dharma discussion

Dana for monastics at the end of the rain retreat (see notes from Duyen)



90-day rain retreat

Nurture yourself  all week long by practicing with friends on the path 




Cabins can open up at different times of the year for guests and long-term practitioners.  Email us to check for month-long opportunities to practice with the sangha. 




Dive deep into meditation, and support your practice with structure on and off the cushion




Soak in the energy of joy and concentration by practicing  in community day and night

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