Zazen is the heart of our practice. Even a few minutes of stillness supports children to enjoy calm minds and bodies, bring more attention to the present moment, and meet each other with kindness.
Creative expression invites children and teens to explore themselves and the world with originality and vitality. We move our bodies, create visual art, make collaborative music and more to encourage children to find and express their unique voice.
The beautiful grounds of the monastery are ideal to experience the vibrancy of life all around us. The kids and teens explore and play in the forest, grow plants in the garden and even cook meals over a fire, cultivating a deep connection with the natural world.
Our programs are offered via age-appropriate groups.
We look forward to sharing practice with you and your family.
Zen Kids (ages 4-10): In person Saturdays and Sundays, and online, dates below. Email Sekku and Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Zen Tweens (ages 10-13): Online bimonthly, times vary. Email Scrap and Jo at email@example.com for more info.
Zen Teens (ages 14-18): Monthly, times vary. Email Kien at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Sunday mornings offer our young Sangha the opportunity to come together to practice Zazen, enjoy animal kinhin, eat together, play, be creative, discover stories and more. Once a month, from 9am – 12 noon. (Dates below)
Saturday mornings are dedicated to creativity! We’ll be getting inspired by the natural world to create artwork, movement, poetry, sounds and more. All materials provided. Once a month, from 10am-12 noon. (Dates below)
We’ll all be masked and programs will be outside. Drop us a line if you have any questions.
6th, Sunday (Zen Kids)
12th, Saturday (Creative Play)
4th, Sunday (Zen Kids)
10th, Saturday (Creative Play)
8th, Sunday (Zen Kids)
14th, Saturday (Creative Play)
20th-22nd, Family Camping Retreat. Details coming soon.
Sunday 5th (Zen Kids)
Saturday 11th (Creative Play)
Sunday 3rd (Zen Kids)
Saturday 9th (Creative Play)