Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Trip to Deer Park Monastery (video)

Ananda, Dhr. Seven, Ellie Askew, Jen B. (Dharma Meditation Initiative); Conscious Living TV; Crystal Q. (ed.), Wisdom Quarterly
A welcoming sign at Deer Park Monastery near hidden mountain.

Dharma Meditation Initiative took a SoCal "Buddhist Circuit" trip that started with the oldest Sri Lankan temple, the Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara in Pasadena, then over to the new Thabarwa Nature Meditation Center in Baldwin Park, the enormous Burmese Progressive Buddhist Association in Azusa, next to the garden paradise Dhammakaya International Meditation Center, the largest Thai temple around, Wat Padhammachart in La Puente (, then down the 15 Freeway to Thich Nhat Hanh's Deer Park Monastery in Escondido (Spanish for "hidden") for its occasional "Day of Mindfulness" (as the video shows) before returning north with a layover at Wat Metta, the American "avocado grove monastery" of Thai origin, to catch the daily "Q & A" with Ajahn Thanissaro (Mr. Geoff DeGraff). It was a brief but insightful closer to a day of mindfulness.

VIDEO: "A Visit to Thich Nhat Hanh's Deer Park Monastery" (Summer 2017): Travel with Conscious Living TV to Deer Park Monastery, a sustainable Buddhist monastery started by Thich Nhat Hanh in the hills of Escondido, California and learn their simple daily meditation practice and how they are living off the grid with solar power and bio-diesel.

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