Children Meditation Retreat

July 26 - July 30, 2017

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Children’s Dhamma Retreat (ages 8 to 13)

Dear Parents and Young Dhamma Friends,

The yearly Summer Children’s Dhamma Retreat for the year 2017 at Tathagata Meditation Center has been scheduled from 7 PM Wednesday July 26th to 4 PM Sunday July 30th, 2017. On Sunday July 30st we will award the certificate of completion of the retreat to students in the presence of their proud parents. 

The purpose of the five-day retreat is to create an environment for children to develop spirituality.  Attending the Summer Children’s Dhamma Retreat the children will have the opportunity to learn more about the Buddha’s teachings, especially compassion, loving-kindness and mindfulness meditation.  Hopefully, they will apply these at home, school, and in society.  Furthermore, they will have a chance to develop friendships with other young Dhamma friends. 

To be accepted to the retreat, applicant must meet the following requirements without any  exception:

1. Must be between 8 and 13 years of age.

2. Fill out both Registration Application and the Rules and Regulation including signatures of parent and student(s) and mail them back by July 9th, 2017. 

3. Check in between 7 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday July 26th, 2017 if application is accepted.

4. Attend the Opening Ceremony and Orientation with his or her parent(s) at 8 pm on Wednesday

July 26th, 2017 after checking in.


Students will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.   Unfortunately, incomplete or late registration applications cannot be considered.


We will inform you of your registration status by email at least one week before the retreat.  It is essential that students attending the retreat follow the center’s rules and regulations so that the retreat can be run effectively and efficiently.

The Children’s Dhamma Retreat is offered free of charge. However, any donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.

Should you have any question about the Summer Children’s Dhamma Retreat, please contact Ha Truong at 510-579-3951 or email

We look forward to welcoming all of you.  May you be well, happy and peaceful!


In Metta,

Tathagata Meditation Center