Zen Family Practice

For Parents/Caregivers and their Children from Birth to Kindergarten Age, and Older Siblings

Meets every other Sunday from 9:00 – 10:30 am

Zen Family Practice is based on the early childhood family education model: grown ups and children attend the class together. The class begins with dharma songs, yoga and mindfulness practices. Grown ups then have a discussion led by a teacher, while the children enjoy a snack and free form play to build friendships. Children who have difficulties separating are welcome to stay with the grown up group. The families come back together for story time and closing.

Zen Family Practice was created as a way to share ideas about how to cultivate a household with a spiritual center. We have a chance to express our concerns, learn about home-centered practices for families, and meet others with similar interests.

Raising children in a spiritual tradition helps to give them the foundation they need as they grow. By starting at a young age, we have the opportunity to create life long patterns that give our children support through difficult times.

2018 dates:

  • September 30
  • October 14 & 28
  • November 11
  • No class on November 25
  • December 9: All Ages Buddha’s Enlightenment Activities

2019 dates:

  • January 6 & 20
  • February 3 & 17
  • March 3, 17 & 31
  • April 7: All Ages Buddha’s Birthday Activities
  • April 14 & 28

Download the Zen Family Practice Calendar / Flyer

Zen Family Practice – Guide for Teachers and Parents

Questions? Please email Kikan Mike Howard