Is Meditation Cool? - College Retreat Fall 2006 Dear Friends,

This week we publish one of the talks from our recent college retreat. Our abbot Thay Phap Dung speaks about his own path of practice, and what it means to bring meditation into our lives. Brother Phap Huu hosts.

May you be well.
Direct download: DP10-07Nov06.mp3
Category:dharma talks -- posted at: 2:02am CST

Introduction to Walking Meditation Dear Friends,

This week's edition of the Dharmacast includes an introduction to the practice of walking meditation offered by Sister Chau Nghiem (Jewel) and a session of evening chanting led by Br. Phap Khoi. Br. Phap De hosts this Halloween broadcast.

May you touch peace and solidity with each step.

Direct download: DP09-31Oct06.mp3
Category:guided meditation -- posted at: 12:45am CST

Question and Answer Session - October Dear Friends,

This week we are happy to share with you a question and answer session that we participated in this past Thursday afternoon in the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall here at Deer Park. Brother Stream hosts, and Thay Abbot Brother Phap Dung (see photo), Brother Phap Ho, Sisters Chau Nghiem and Viet Nghiem answer questions posed over e-mail to the monks and nuns. We ended spontaneously with the song, The Island Within.

If you would like to send in a question for an upcoming Q&A session, feel free to write us at All names are kept confidential.

Enjoy the brisk autumn air.

Direct download: DP08-22Oct06.mp3
Category:question and answer -- posted at: 12:51am CST

Monastic Interview: Thay Phap Dang This week Brother Stream interviews Thay Phap Dang, a Dharma Teacher and the Abbot of Maple Forest Monastery in Vermont. Thay Phap Dang was invited by the Deer Park Sangha along with Thay Vo Ngai to support us during the recent Vietnamese Retreat. He shares about his life and practice as a monk of 17 years, about his experiences teaching in Vietnam, and also shares a song, "Close to Thay."

The broadcast ends with the flute solo, "Song for the Buddha," by the Basque musician Laurent Bernays, from the Refuge Tree CD.

May you be well.

Direct download: DP07-14Oct06.mp3
Category:interviews -- posted at: 12:41am CST

Direct download: 810_Pinyin_Viet_05-05-28.pdf
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Direct download: 803_Pinyin_Viet_05-05-28.pdf
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Direct download: 810_Eng_05-05-28.pdf
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Direct download: 803_Eng_05-05-28.pdf
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Two Sutras on Mindful Breathing This week Brother Phap Luu offers readings of two sutras on mindful breathing translated from Chinese by our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh. These sutras were the main texts used during the 21-day retreat this past June entitled "The Breath of the Buddha." Included as well are some recent news items from Deer Park, and a brief introduction to sitting meditation.

We look forward to a Question and Answer session to take place in the coming week, so please e-mail us any questions you may have about the practice of mindfulness in daily life. A panel of monks and nuns will share based on these questions. You may also put a question in the comments to this week's show.

A PDF of Sutra 803 is available here, and of Sutra 810 here. The Chinese texts with Pinyin and Sino-Vietnamese are available here (803) and here  (810).

May you breathe in peace.

Direct download: DP06-08Oct06.mp3
Category:guided meditation -- posted at: 10:58pm CST

In this talk from Plum Village on 01 Oct 2006, Thay investigates the true nature of power in the light of the Buddha's teaching, and he describes how we may realize this power in our present-day lives. Also: what are the powers of a true teacher?
Direct download: DP05B-01Oct06.mp3
Category:dharma talks -- posted at: 2:37am CST


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