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Welcome to FGS Deer Park Retreat Center!

Fo Guang Shan Deer Park Retreat Center ("Deer Park") is located at Godeffroy, New York. Godeffroy is in Southwestern New York State, borderlines between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Deer Park is situated on 400 acres of land, which is about four times larger than Fo Guang Shan headquarter in Taiwan. Facilities on Deer Park are Buddha hall, dining hall, and sleeping quarters. Our facility can accommodate a large group of people. Deer Park is about 11/2-hour drive from New York City, Albany and New Jersey.

Deer Park was formerly a Catholic youth camp ground known as Camp Haye’s. It was rated as the best forest campsite in New York State. Deer hunting and fishing are prohibited within the area. Because of her tranquility and pristine beauty of the forest, lake, brooks and undulating hills, Deer Park is an ideal place for practicing meditation and other Buddhist retreats.

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