Youth Practice Grades K – 6

Youth Practice Grades K-6 takes place every other Sunday at 9am. While parents attend the meditation and dharma talk in the Zendo, the children and Youth Practice teachers gather in the classroom for opening activities, games and songs. We then “open the altar” by presenting a candle, water and lavender buds, and offer any blessings or concerns from the children or teachers. After a little bit of meditation, we then split into groups by age for guided learning, stories, discussion, crafts, and so on. Finally we rejoin the adults and parents in the zendo for the All Ages Precepts Ceremony and closing announcements.

In Fall 2018, grades 2-3 will be studying Bodhisattvas, grades 4-6 will be studying Life of the Buddha, and grades K-1 will be doing general mindfulness and fun activities appropriate for that age group. Later in 2019, we will be studying Priests.

Our mission is to joyfully awaken the heart of great wisdom and compassion in the next generation. While we have a structure and lesson plans, we adapt these to meet the needs of the moment. The most important lessons come from simply practicing mindfulness together, both adults and children.

Every other Sunday, 9:00 – 10:45 am
2018 Dates: Sep 23, Oct 7, Oct 21, Nov 4, Nov 18, Dec 9
2019 Dates: Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 24, Apr 7, Apr 21, May 5

Suggested donation: $125 for one teen, $200 for two teen, or $250 for three or more.
These are the suggested amounts, please pay what you can.
Please give the name, age and grade of your student in the notes field when registering.

Register here

Grades K-6 Calendar 2018-2019

Questions? Please email Kikan Mike Howard