Click on a corresponding activity for a detailed remarks in the following list.
Shamatha Retreat - Each half hour session will consist of the following activities: 20 mins sitting meditation, 5 mins walking meditation, 5 mins break. The whole retreat will be held in noble silence. Please arrive no later than 9:45AM. No one will be permitted to enter after 10AM
Deer Park Library -There are no membership fees or fines for late return of books. Instead, we encourage members to use the facility as an extension of practice and return books on time and in good condition. Lending conditions: under 250 pages - two weeks, 250 to 500 pages - three weeks, over 500 pages - one month. The library welcomes donations of any books on Dharma or the contemplative arts.
Contemplative Photography Blog - The aim of this blog is to provide inspiration for people to explore and connect with the innate stillness and clarity of mind, and through this process become aware of the uniqueness of simple, everyday experiences. Everyone is welcome to contribute
Life as Movie - Screening of reflective movies. 16 October: War Dance
Bodhicitta in Action - Reforesting hillsides. Bring sturdy shoes, facial mask, thick gloves and hat to protect from sun. Note: Due to the planting season drawing to a close, this activity has been suspended until next year. Other activities will begin in October.
"Shower of Blessings" tsok offering - Participation restricted to members who have received initiation to perform this tsok offering from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. Bring "Shower of Blessings" text and tsok offerings - which according to Rinpoche's aspirations to raise awareness of pollution and over commercialization should consist of simply packaged vegetarian goods, such as traditional Bhutanese biscuits, homemade snacks, fruit etc. Please avoid commercial goods with plastic or inorganic wrappings.