Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery (2016)

Translation / Dịch : Vietnamese Spanish

Dear Parents and Children

Children's Program - Meditation HallAs many of you know, we offer a children’s program on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month (with a few exceptions) which are the days the adults recite either the Five Mindfulness Trainings or the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings.

This year the schedule is as follows:

April 17, 2016
May 1, 2016
May 15, 2016
June 19, 2016
July 3, 2016
July 17, 2016
August 21, 2016
September 4, 2016
October 2, 2016
October 16, 2016
November 6, 2016
November 20, 2016
December 4, 2016
December 18, 2016

**  2017 Children’s Program dates are posted on this page 

When you arrive on these days, we meet outside the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall (look for the yellow star). We begin at 10:00am immediately after walking meditation.

Parents should meet your children at the Solidity Hamlet dining hall for lunch at 12:30pm.

Children’s program starts from age 6-12 and there’s a toddlers’ room with toys for those with younger children.

If you want to stay connected and be added to our email list or have further inquiries, please contact Sr. Man Nghiem (Sr. Monkey) or Br. Minh Hoa (Br. Awesome) at


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29 thoughts on “Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery (2016)

  1. Tenzin Dolkar says:

    How are you?
    I have a question regarding the children’s program.
    Theres no specifications of child age.
    I have two kids, 4 and 2..
    Is it too young to bring for the program?

    • Hi Tenzin,
      Thank you for your interest in the children’s program. While our program is for children of ages 6-12, we do have a toddlers’ room with toys where you are welcome to use during your day visit at our monastery.
      Hope to see you,
      -Sr. Man Nghiem

  2. Hi,
    We are interested about the children’s program.
    We want my kids to involved.
    Do we need to enroll or just visit on that day?

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ says:

      Please simply join us on the days when we have a children’s program – no advance notification required.

      • Hello,
        I want to ask regarding the dress code for the warm season.
        Can we wear shorts and T-shirt when visiting?
        Thank you

  3. Greetings – we have an upcoming vacation and hope to make it to the 21 August visit. The 7 year old member of our family, experiences Sensory Processing Disorder, which makes it tough for him to sit still and sometimes be quiet. We both would love to visit but wanted to check in first.

    Thank you,

    • Sr. Brightness says:

      Hi Kiki,

      Why yes, by all means, come visit us! We normally have some outdoor games and some indoor activities within the morning so hopefully it won’t be too tough. We try our best to offer a balance so that the children can still be active children and have spoonfuls of quiet so that it isn’t too challenging for any one child. If he should feel uncomfortable at any given time, he can just let one of the monastics in the group know and we’ll do our best to help in any way we can.
      We look forward to your visit!

      -Sister Brightness (also known as “Sister Monkey,” in the Children’s Program)

  4. Hello- I’m planning on bringing my son for the children’s program on 11/6. I’d also like to go the adult program that day. Is this possible? The children’s program starts at 10 but I see the adult one begins at 8:45.
    Lastly, do we bring our own lunch? Or can we pay for food at your facility?

    • Chân Lưu Phong says:

      Your family can enjoy the 9 am activity together. At 10 am your children can go to the Children program. Buffet style lunch is provided at no cost but dana (donation) is greatly apprecieated.

  5. Hello, Thank you so much for offering this to the public. We would love to take part this Sunday and wondered if it would be possible to leave the grounds by 2pm to make a prior commitment. Many thanks.

  6. Trang Tran says:


    I have my autism son. He is nine years old. Could he join for the children program in the monastery?
    Thank you


    Trang Tran

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ says:

      Delia, you are welcome to visit for one of our Sunday Days if Mindfulness although we don’t offer a children’s program at this time.

  7. george elerick says:

    Hello amazing people. So for the half day adult days of mindfulness, if there are no activities/rooms available for kids at that time, can they join us? – Thanks for offering such an amazing experience!

  8. Maricela de Rivera says:

    Hello. My daughter attended her first children’s Dharma talk on September 2, 2018. She wants to go again. Is there a new schedule up for November/December 2018 or the beginning of 2019? Many thanks.


  9. Brian Kinnaman says:

    I am coming with my 7-year-old daughter for the Day of Mindfulness on December 16. Is there a Children’s Program offered on that day?

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