Feb 7, 2009
Deer Park has been alive with energy these past weeks with the monks, nuns, and visitors joyfully celebrating Tet, the lunar New Year. Celebrations included thrilling dragon dances, and the making of hundreds of traditional earth-cakes. This dharma talk was given by Thay Phap Hai just before Tet at a Day of Mindfulness. It was offered as the monthly talk for Order of Interbeing Members and Aspirants but all of us can also find great benefits for our practice. It is on the topic of Appropriateness: appropriateness in a practitioner’s actions, and in the Bodhisattva vow.
Remember that the public is encouraged to attend these regular Days of Mindfulness at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido California, Blue Cliff Monastery in New York, and at Plum Village in the south of France. There is information at the end of the podcast on how you can attend.