Dear friends,
 
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast -- Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace.
 
This past Sunday at Deer Park Monastery, the annual general retreat closed with a lovely talk by Sister Kinh Nghiem.  She shares about the Four Immeasurable Minds, also known as the four elements of true love.  Then, she clearly connects them to the Four Mantras.  May this talk help you practice and cultivate true love in your life.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: SrKinhNghiemFourImmeasurableMinds.mp3
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Dear friends,

 
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast -- Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace.
 
This week we offer you a series of questions asked by lay friends at the recent People of Color Retreat at Deer Park Monastery. Our monastic brothers and sisters give guidance on how we can speak our truths from a place of compassion and authenticity.  And then, our sister shares on how the light of mindfulness can transform violence into a lotus of awakening.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
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Dear friends,
 
At the end of each retreat, lay friends are given the opportunity to ask questions from their heart to a panel of Deer Park monks and nuns. As the brothers and sisters answer the three questions presented today, we can learn from their way of living. From suffering to mindful consumption to even bacon cravings, we find that the monastics are more like us lay practitioners than we may have thought. 
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.

 

Direct download: QRPOC2014_MonasticLifeBaconCraving.mp3
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Dear friends,

Today, we share a talk given by Brother Phap Tuyen and lovingly translated by Sister Tinh Nguyen. Our brother shares on the changing nature of our relationships with our fathers, from birth to adulthood. Whether our fathers are still with us or have passed on, let us reflect on what they have given us and what we, in turn, can continue to give to them.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: BrPhapTuyenOurFathers.mp3
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Dear friends,

We are happy to offer the full talks from the People of Color Retreat at Deer Park in 2014.  The orientation, dharma talk, and question and response session are available for download at the links below. 

POC Retreat 2014 Orientation

POC Retreat 2014 Dharma Talk

POC Retreat 2014 Question and Response

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Dear friends,

Today, we share with you the first talk from this year's People of Color Retreat. Sister Chau Nghiem shares the significance of People of Color retreats at Deer Park and the Plum Village tradition. She draws parallels between retreats and the Muslim month of Ramadan. When we go without, we are able to go more deeply within. Then, with Right Effort we can recognize and select which seeds to water in our consciousness. 
 
We're happy to have another summer love letter to share from a listener in our Dharmacast family:
 
Thank you for the Deer Park Dharmacasts. They are a precious gift and have helped me so much to cultivate mindfulness and take care of my suffering. 
 
I listen to them repeatedly and each time, I hear something new and learn something new. that's so nice. Examples are Thay Phap Hai's "Back to Basics" (part 1) and "Infusing our Practice with Bodhichitta"; I hear them "new" no matter how many times I listen, which is very often. 
 
with love and ongoing awakening,
 
Alice
NYC
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: SrChauNghiemPOC2014RetreatWithin.mp3
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Dear friends,

 
This week, we continue the talk from last week to discuss some of life's important questions.  Sister Quynh Nghiem brings us two questions: Who is the most important person? And what is the most important thing to do? Then Brother Phap Ho continues by helping us answer for ourselves: Where are we going?  As with all the questions we pose, let us ask with genuine curiosity and loving kindness. May your answers illuminate your path.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email at dpcastlove@gmail.comNow, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply
Direct download: SrQuynhNBrPhapHoQuestions.mp3
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Dear friends,
 
Welcome the Deer Park Dharmacast. Dharma Flowing from the Ocean of Peace.
 
We're happy to kick of our Summer Love Letters project with a love note from our listener, Liesa.  These are her words of love:
 
The sound of the bell and the sound of the monastics' voices on the Dharmacast remind me of the lotus garden at Solidity Hamlet. It reminds me of the solidity I feel at Deer Park, and how that solidity supports my practice. 
 
If you would love to share a love note to the monastics of the Deer Park, you can reach us at our email or Facebook page.
 
This week's talk is given by Sister Quynh Nghiem at a recent retreat. She shares her own childhood experiences and observations of families around her. With mindfulness, she sees that true quality of life is not found through wealth or comfort but with time and peace of mind. She tells a story of a king who seeks answers to three questions, the first being, "What is the most important time?"  Tune in next week for the answers to the last two questions.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email at dpcastlove@gmail.comNow, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: SrQuynhnPhoImportantTime.mp3
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Dear friends,
 
In the last talk of the recent Wake Up retreat for young people, Sister Thuan Nghiem enourages retreatants to invest in their spiritual wealth.  In our modern world, young people are prepared in school to seek career success and material wealth. Our sister invites retreatants to seek a balance between spiritual and material wealth.  From simply returning to our breath to taking the opportunity of the Five-Year program, there are many ways to start our spiritual future now.
 
Lastly, the Dharmacast team would like to invite you to participate in our new project,Summer Love Letters.  The monastics have dedicated their lives to sharing the Dharma with you and it nourishes their practice to hear how their dedication has touched your life.  If a sharing on the podcast has touched you deeply, please write a love letter, a love note, or even just a love sentence to the monastics at Deer Park.  Send it to the Dharmacast and throughout the summer, we hope to share your love letter on the air to nourish the monastics at Deer Park and inspire other listeners in the worldwide Dharmacast sangha.  
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast at dpcast.net, on Facebook, iTunes and Twitter.  We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email at dpcastlove@gmail.com.  Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: SrThuanNghiemSpiritualRichness.mp3
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Dear friends,
 
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast - Dharma Flowing from the Ocean of Peace.
 
Today we share the the last talk of the recent Wake Up retreat for young adults.  Sister Thuan Nghiem looks back on the retreat to find practices that retreatants can take home.  She shares that even strong spiritual inspiration and intention after retreat is impermanent and that we will need gentle mindfulness will keep us on the path.
 
Lastly, the Dharmacast team would like to invite you to participate in our new project,Summer Love Letters.  The monastics have dedicated their lives to sharing the Dharma with you and it nourishes their practice to hear how their dedication has touched your life.  If a sharing on the podcast has touched you deeply, please write a love letter, a love note, or even just a love sentence to the monastics at Deer Park.  Send it to the Dharmacast and throughout the summer, we hope to share your love letter on the air to nourish the monastics at Deer Park and inspire other listeners in the worldwide Dharmacast sangha.  
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast at dpcast.net, on Facebook, iTunes and Twitter.  We welcome dharma sharings from our worldwide listeners on any of our online homes or by email at dpcastlove@gmail.com.  Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: SrThuanNghiemFromRetreattoWorld.mp3
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