Youth & Teens Program

The Youth and Teens Program at Universal Door Meditation Center is opened twice a year - fall and spring semesters. The class time is from 11:00am to 12:30 pm every Sunday.

Currently, our Center is temporarily suspending the Youth and Teens Program due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay tune for further announcement when our Center starts accepting applications for re-enrollments and new enrollments. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call our Center 281-565-9718.

With a Great Vow to help all people, Awakened Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien stepped into life to open the mind and guide everyone, regardless of background, race, culture or religion, especially future generations, to realize and become one with the Awake Mind within, breaking the cycle of birth and death to have Awakened happiness.


Since 2014 Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien has opened the Youth and Teens program to help children discover the limitless Awake potential, realize and return to live with the Pure Mind already within themselves, helping them to gain emotional stability and have a strong and clear mind to make clear decisions for their future. This is an important preparation for them to step into life, opening themselves to a bright future. They will understand themselves, thereby understanding their parents and those around them. Since then, the future ahead of them is no longer a major concern for parents. This is a long-term investment for our children. Leaving our children with a lot of money is not as helpful as helping them step by step to realize the priceless treasure within themselves that they can live with it forever.


The Youth and Teen Program at Universal Door Meditation Center every Sunday, for children from 7 to 18 years of age, instructed by nuns and students with many years of Awake practice under the guidance of Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien. These are students who follow Zen Master to practice, who have once touched or entered the Awake world with many inner transformations on the path towards Awake... from which they make a vow to bring the spirit of Awake to share, guide and help children step by step to realize and return to live with the Pure Mind in themselves, to have Awakened happiness at home, at school and everywhere. The weekly class activities are very interactive and meaningful, and the lessons link many genres under the guidance of Zen Master Thich Dieu Thien helping them easily realize the Awake Mind in themselves. In the past 4 years, the Youth and Teens Program at Universal Door Meditation Center has been going well, lively, and in fact has achieved many positive results that surprise the parents. Many parents are very happy to see their children, after attending the program, have a significant change in their personality and behavior. Their children are less shy, become more confident, actively share their opinions in the classroom. The children who are too active become more calm, harmonious and willing to listen in everyday interactions.


Youth and Teens Semester Fall 2017

Youth and Teen Program

Universal Door Meditation Center

New Awake Tie Dye Project 2020 from Suoi Tu Meditation Center - Youth And Teen Program

"Awake Path" MV from Suoi Tu Mediation Center - Youth And Teen Program

Awake Spicy Noodle Challenge

Awake Gratitude Meal

Awake Car-Wash project from Youth and Teen in Suoi Tu Meditation Center