Youth Practice Grades 1 – 6

Youth Practice Grades 1-6 takes place every other Sunday from 9:00-10:45 AM. While parents attend the meditation and dharma talk in the Zendo, the children and teachers gather in the classroom for opening activities, games and songs. We “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.

Our mission is to joyfully awaken the heart of great wisdom and compassion in the next generation. Our program emphasizes present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness), compassion, and practical Buddhist teachings to help navigate life. Our most important lessons come from practicing mindfulness together, both adults and children.

Every other Sunday, 9:00 – 10:45 am
2019 Dates: Sep. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, All-Ages Buddha’s Enlightenment on Dec. 15
2020 Dates: Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar. 8, Mar. 22, All-Ages Buddha’s Birthday on Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 3

Suggested donation: $125 for one child, $200 for two children, 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.

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Questions? Please email Youth Practice Leader Kikan Mike Howard