Children’s Program at Deer Park Monastery (2017)

Children's Program Group

Dear Friends,

We hope that you are well and are enjoying this Holiday Season. We apologize for not updating you sooner but for this Winter Retreat from December to February we will not offer a Children’s Program for our Sunday Day of Mindfulness (DOM). We will resume offering Children’s Program on our 1st Sunday of each month after the Winter Retreat and will post the dates for the 2018 year sometime in late March or early April.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Happy Holidays!

The Children’s Program Team

Dear Parents and Children,

On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, after walking meditation, the community listens to a dharma talk followed by either the 5 or 14 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation. On these days, we offer a children’s program for children aged 6-12 so that parents may fully participate in the activities. However, if these Sundays coincide with holidays such as the Lunar New Year or with our 5-day retreats, then we will not have a children’s program on those Sundays. Although there are no fees, we would like to ask you to preregister to ensure that we have a better ratio between the adults and children in the program.

In order to help us better prepare, please complete this form so we know you are coming:

If you have more than two children, please submit an additional form.

As it is often hot here, please bring a water bottle and a hat. Please meet outside the big meditation hall near the announcement board marked with a yellow star at 10:15 a.m. Please reunite with your children in the Solidity Hamlet dining hall for lunch at 12:30 p.m.

Please note: If you have infants or toddlers, we have a toddler’s room where you can use (public area for shared use, next to the tea room). As for exceptions, your 5 year old may join only if a parent or guardian is present the entire time.

We hope to see you soon!

For further inquiries, please contact Sr. Mẫn Nghiêm (Sr. Monkey) or Br. Minh Hoá (Br. Awesome) at: