Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast - Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace. Today, we bring you Thich Nhat Hanh's new translation of the Heart Sutra as chanted by monastics at Deer Park Monastery. To read about the Heart Sutra and Thich Nhat Hanh's reasons for the new translation, head to the article at plumvillage.org.  May this new translation bring us closer to clear understanding and may everything be illuminated.

Now,  enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.

Direct download: HeartSutraNewTranslationChanting.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 5:38pm CDT
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Dear friends,

Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast -- Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace.

Before the talks of the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour, the monastics offered chanting in both English and Vietnamese. Today, we offer those to you. May they fill your heart with joy and peace.

Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.

Direct download: MonasticsChanting.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 12:30am CDT
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Dear friends,
 
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast. Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace. 
 
Over the past week, Deer Park Monastery welcomed lay friends to the Miracle of Mindfulness tour retreat. This year, the title of the retreat was, Breathe, It'll Be Okay. For this week's podcast, we offer the opening chant by the monastic brothers and sisters.  May your heart open as they invoke the name of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisatva of great compassion, 
 

Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply. 

Direct download: MonasticsAvalokiteshvaraChant_MoMTour2015.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 9:40pm CDT
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Dear friends,
 
Today we share songs of appreciation for our loved ones.  At a recent Day of Mindfulness, Brother Phap Ho shares a song by an late friend of Deer Park Monastery, Dennis Howard, and then, two monastics perform the Vietnamese song written for Thay's poem, A Rose For Your Pocket, a tribute to mothers. May these songs stir gratitude in your heart.  
 
Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.  
Direct download: BroPhapHoSongsofAppreciation.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 1:01pm CDT
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Dear friends,

Today we offer a guided meditation, practice song and chanting with Brother Phap Ho. We hope you find the dharma in the words, the music, and the silence. 
 
Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.  
Direct download: PhapHoGuidedMedSongChant.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 1:21pm CDT
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Dear friends,
 
Welcome to the Deer Park Dharmacast -- Dharma flowing from the Ocean of Peace.
 
We're happy to introduce a new member of the four-fold sangha at Deer Park Monastery on the podcast this week, Sister Dieu Nghiem, also known as Sister Jina. She gives this talk just before Thanksgiving and leads a guided meditation on awareness and gratefulness of the cells in our body. Joining her in mindfulness, we can remember that one breath is enough to bring us back to our true home.
 
Remember, you can always find the Deer Park Dharmacast at dpcast.net and on Facebook, iTunes, and Twitter. Now, enjoy this moment to stop and look deeply.
Direct download: SrJinaOneBreathIsEnough.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 3:52pm CDT
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Dear friends,
 
We hope that your holiday has been restful and nourishing. Have you had a chance to stop and return to your breath? This week we invite you to join Brother Phap Ho in a session of guided sitting and movement meditation. Our brother gently reminds us that every moment is an opportunity to quiet our thinking and experience our breath in the body.
 
With Thay peacefully healing in the hospital, we have the chance to support his continuation through the building of the Deer Park Nunnery. The four-fold sangha continues to raise funds to build environmentally sustainable straw bale housing for the sisters and a hut for Thay. See deerparknunnery.org for updates on the construction and how to donate. Most recent updates on Thay's health can be found at plumvillage.org.
 
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: GuidedSittingMovement.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 10:29am CDT
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Dear Friends

As summer begins, we thought we would offer a musical treat from Joe Reilly's new CD--Hello Ocean.  This CD is dedicated to the True Ocean Family who ordained as order of Interbeing Members in September of 2011.  The CD also includes a wonderful song called 'Monkey Mind' that might help you change your relationship with your own monkey mind too.   If you would like more info on how to purchase a copy of the CD, you can email Joe at joereillymusic@gmail.com. 

Smiling to the Sun and the Ocean, within us and outside of us

Direct download: 01_Hello_Ocean.m4a
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 4:40pm CDT
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Wake Up!

Dear Friends,

Last night at the Dharma Nectar Hall of Lower Hamlet in Plum Village, lay and monastic practitioners from around the world gathered to concentrate our energy into a new song which could represent the Wake Up movement. Thanks to the good conditions of a visit from Joe Reilly, Melina Bondy and many talented monks, nuns and lay friends, the fruit of our practice is posted here.

To learn more, or to join the Wake Up movement look no further than the website at http://wkup.org.

For more of Joe Reilly's songs, follow the link to his website at http://joereilly.org.

Open your eyes!

Direct download: Wake-Up.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 11:57am CDT
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A Dharmacast for Kids of all Ages: Songs of Joe Reilly

Dear Friends

In this out-of-the-ordinary edition of the Deer Park dharmacast, we would like to share two songs by singer/songwriter Joe Reilly.  Joe, a practitioner in the Plum village tradition, is a face commonly seen visiting Deer Park when his touring takes him through the region.  But his music can be heard at the monastery much more often, as his light-hearted, meaningful songs have become regular staples at any programs and retreats involving children and families. To learn more about his music please head to www.joereilly.org . The songs shared here are I Love Nature, and Peace Love and Unity, from his cd Children of the Earth.

We present these playful songs to celebrate the family retreat at Deer Park.  Relax, and enjoy.

Direct download: 46_A_Dharmacast_For_Kids_Songs_of_Joe_Reilly.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 8:57pm CDT
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Recitation of the 14 Mindfulness Trainings

Hello everyone

Dharma teachers Thay Phap Ho and Sister Dang Nghiem offer a recitation of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing.  Thich Nhat Hanh says in this book, Interbeing, “If we practice these trainings deeply enough, we will recognize that each training contains every other training. Studying and practicing them can help us understand the true nature of interbeing-we cannot just be by ourselves alone; we can only inter-be with everyone and everything else. To practice these mindfulness trainings is to become aware of what is going on in our bodies, our minds, and the world. With awareness, we can live our lives happily, fully present in each moment we are alive, intelligently seeking solutions to the problems we face, and working for peace in small and large ways. I hope you will join me in practicing these mindfulness trainings or the equivalent from your own tradition. It is crucial for our own well-being and the well-being of the world.” 

You may like to recite these once a month to help nourish your practice. Please enjoy!

If you would like to read the text of the trainings please visit http://www.deerparkmonastery.org/mindfulness-practice/the-fourteen-mindfulness-trainings

 

Direct download: 14_Mindfulness_trainings_Final_dpcast_38.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT
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Discourse on Love

This week we offer a chant recorded by Sister The Nghiem of Green Mountain Dharma Center: Discourse on Love. This chant is a common one in the Pali tradition of Theravadan Buddhists. The English translation was done by our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh with the help of Plum Village monks and nuns. The text and music can be found here in PDF format.

This chant and other songs by Plum Village Monks and Nuns are on the Oasis CD.

Enjoy your breathing.


Direct download: DP15-13Dec06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT
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Dear Friends,

This week we offer the recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings that was offered by Thay Phap Lai this past Sunday. Please use this in your own practice of these trainings week to week.

Smile.

Direct download: DP14-06Dec06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 10:16pm CDT
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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:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 12:45am CDT
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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:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 10:58pm CDT
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Tree Meditation

Tree Meditation is the title of a song from the album Refuge Tree.  Please enjoy, the whole album can be purchased at the Unified Buddhist Church Gateway.  To find more information about the singer please visit Joe Reilly's webpage.

We have a week left before Thay speaks to UNESCO (Oct 7th, 2006), We can use all the help we can get to spread spread the word far and wide. 

Lyrics to Tree Meditation

No Car Day petition

UBC Gateway

A Lotus for You,
Michael Nguyen

Direct download: Tree_Meditation.m4a
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 10:40am CDT
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A little treat for the e-community.  Laura Hunter, a regular at DP loves this song and I thought it would be a nice gift.  If you have attended a retreat hosted by the Plum Village Sangha then you should be familar with this song.  For those who haven't, I am sure you will enjoy this treat!

You can order the full album "A Basket of Plums" from the UBC Gateway.

A Lotus for You,
Michael Nguyen

Direct download: 01_01_Track_1.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 6:14pm CDT
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Soul of Gratitude: Retreat for People of Color Part II

Did we keep you waiting?  Here is the 2nd installment of the Soul of Gratitude retreat: the practice of Touching the Earth. Brother Larry Ward gives the introduction, and he is joined in the readings by Brother Phap Khoi (right), Sister Chau Nghiem (Jewel) and Sister Susan. This show is hosted by Brother Phap Ho.

Friend of DP,
Michael Nguyen

Direct download: DP03-17Sep06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 5:44pm CDT
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A Hidden Treasure: Saturday Evening Guided Meditation and Chanting

Seven years ago the Deer Park Dharma Cast first started. Here is the initial episode, a hidden treasure brought to light again.

This is our first attempt, please give us feedback so we can improve upon what we offer to you and the e-community. Brother Phap Luu chants the morning chant, and Brother Phap De (right) offers a guided meditation.


In our first dpcast you'll find some chanting, sutra reading, etc...  just give it a go.

To find out more information about Deer Park Monastery itself please visit the following link.  Deer Park Monastery Website

For a pdf file of the sutra that is read on the dpcast you can download it by following this link.  Chanting P Download

Friend of DP,
Michael Nguyen

Direct download: DP01-03Sep06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 10:25am CDT
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