Youth Practice ProgramTheir Shoes

We offer programs for toddlers through high school.

  • Zen Family Practice: For children 5 and under and their parents. Begins Sunday, September 17 at 9:15-10:30am.
  • Grades 1-6: Classes provide developmentally appropriate activities including meditation instruction. Begins Sunday, September 24 at 9:00-10:30am.
  • Junior High: Coming of Age. Begins Sunday, October 6th at 12:00-1:30pm.
  • High School: Finding My Way. Begins Sunday, October 6th at 12:00-1:30pm.

Zen Family and Grades 1-6 take place on alternate Sundays.


About Youth Practice

Our joyful mission is to awaken the heart of great wisdom and compassion in the next generation.

Mindfulness and/or meditation are part of each class. We convey the teaching message with stories, presentation and discussion. We embody the teaching with creative activities ranging from games and skits to journaling and service projects. Rather than tell students what they “should” do, we co-create awakening practices, then encourage students to experiment and find what works best for them.

The program depends on parents serving as teachers, substitute teachers, and helpers. We kindly request that one family member co-teach every third year. Lesson plans are provided, and you receive credit toward classes at the center. If teaching is not a good fit, we can find an alternative service.

To learn more, or to volunteer, contact:

Youth Practice Coordinator: Kikan Mike Howard

Youth Practice Leader: Flying Fish Barbara Murphy

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Celebrating over 20 years of engaging programming for children and youth.