Talk from Winter 2016-2017 Retreat Opening Day.

Translated by Sister Kinh Nghiem.

Direct download: 2016-11-27-Ven-Phuoc-Tinh-Eng.mp3
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Br. Phap Vu reflects on the 2016 US election, shares how to practice with its results and ends with a short question and answer session.

A short biography of Br. Phap Vu: http://www.tnhtour.org/2015/09/03/meet-the-monastics-chan-phap-vu/

Direct download: 2016-11-20-Br-Phap-Vu-Eng.mp3
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Presentation by Rev. angel Kyodo williams (2016-08-05)

2016 Mindfulness Retreat for People of Color

Dear Friends,

We are happy to continue sharing the Dharma talks from The Path of True Love: Healing Ourselves, our recent mindfulness retreat for People of Color.

Today, Rev. angel Kyodo williams offers a presentation and reading based on the newly published book, Radical Dharma.  In this sharing, Rev. angel invites us into a long overdue conversation about race alongside love and liberation.  As part of this conversation, Rev. angel speaks about the social construct of whiteness, while calling us back into our humanity and to be in touch with the "thing underneath the thing."

A few excerpts:
"...we have the greatest potential to actually pull it up at its roots.  Interestingly enough, we have that opportunity through this gift of the Dharma that actually invites us to be able to look with clear seeing eyes at things that are not real...that are figments of our imagination and figments of other people's imaginations...Race is a grand social figment."  

"As Dharma teachers, the way we survived the aggression and violence of a white dominant form of Dharma that was coming to us---is that we got underneath the thing. We got to the thing underneath the thing. We had to get down to who we really were. And simultaneously appreciate our teachers, our lineages, the texts as they were given but also have a fundamental trust in who we were in our basic humanity."

"What does Dharma become when it's expressed through the experience of someone who lives in a Black body."

--Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Let us now stop, listen deeply and contemplate these teachings and sharings to cultivate our individual and collective liberation and great aspiration to strengthen the Beloved Community.

To stay connected with Rev. angel, visit http://angelkyodowilliams.com.

Direct download: 2016-08-05-Rev-Angel-Kyodo-Williams.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44am CDT
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We're taking a break this week! Our staff is going sailing/opening a new theater show/etc. What are you doing? Let's all take a break together!

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Dear friends,
 
Today we share the orientation for retreatants at the Holiday Retreat. Brother Phap Hai shares how they enjoy their practice at the monastery. They invite us to stop our habit energies and start monotasking -- as we breathe, walk, eat, and act. May these gentle reminders fill your life with the spirit of refuge at Deer Park Monastery. 
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast at dpcast.net, on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.  
Direct download: BrPhapHaiMonotasking.mp3
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Dear friends,

Today we continue to explore the Five Mindfulness Trainings with the second half of sharings by lay friends at Deer Park during the Holiday Retreat. Our friends share their experience with the two trainings on Loving Speech and Deep Listening, and Nourishment and Healing. May these sharings fill your heart and nourish your practice.

Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast at dpcast.net, on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply. 

 

Direct download: 5_MT_HolidayRetreat_2014_-_Part_2.mp3
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Dear friends,
 
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast.  Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace.
 
Today we share the first half of the Five Mindfulness Trainings Presentation at Deer Park Monastery during the Holiday Retreat.  Lay friend, Kenley Neufield, introduces the trainings and practitioners share their experience with the first, second, and third mindfulness trainings, Reverence for Life, True Happiness, and True Love. In every one of our friends on the path, there is the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast at dpcast.net, on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.  

 

Direct download: 5MT_HolidayRetreat_2014.mp3
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The Dharmacast is taking a day off!  Enjoy this archived talk from Fall 2014, where Sister Kinh Nghiem connects the Four Immeasurable Minds and the Four Mantras. http://deerpark.libsyn.com/the-four-immeasurable-minds

 

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Happy Friday to you! Another week for exploring our podcast archives.http://deerpark.libsyn.com/healing-in-our-relationships

We can learn so much from our lay teachers and fellow practitioners. In this Q&A session from a couples retreat last year, three lay teachers help us understand how to heal ourselves and our relationships. 

I've been going through some transitions (moving and new job) but our team will have a new podcast out to you next Friday. Stay tuned!

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This week, we invite you to enjoy our archives of talks. One such lovely talk is one given by Thay last year at Deer Park. Our teacher shares on The Better Way to Live Alone. Enjoy!  http://deerpark.libsyn.com/arriving-and-being-alive

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