In response to MZMC's growing family community, we are excited to begin opening spaces and offering programming for members with children. MZMC's mission for the Youth Program is to provide services to children whose caregiver(s) want to attend dharma talks so that both children and their caregiver(s) can learn to experience a mind unburdened by thought.
Our vision for families with children is to experience MZMC as a welcoming community, offering programming suited to and matching the needs of people of all ages. We seek to help kids discover and treasure what it's like to experience life beyond the imitations of their worries and concerns.
MZMC's youth program engages youth 6 to 12 in activities intended to reach Buddhist teachings, meditation and mindfulness skills in an environment that is engaging, lively and fun. Youth meet six consecutive Sundays from 10am - 11am each spring and fall. Parents or guardians are welcome to participate in adult programing on our first floor while youth are together in our third floor classroom with our volunteer youth program leaders. We do ask that parents or guardians stay in the building while the youth program is in-session. If your child is under 6 or over 12 and you'd like to explore ways for them to participate, contact our office.
Spring 2023 MZMC Youth Programs Dharma Camp Bringing Practice to Life Sundays, 10 - 11 am February 26 - Sunday, April 2 Participation is entirely donation based. Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for this spring's MZMC youth program Dharma Camp. Dharma Camp sessions explore the many ways that zazen, meditation, and mindfulness practices can help bring ease to children and families pulled by distractions and mounting demands on their time. By teaching youth ways to face challenges and stressors with a joy-filled heart and a grateful attitude, families reap the rewards of loving-awareness.
Each session is an hour long and will include zazen and meditation practice, mindfulness exploration through the arts and creative expression, as well as discussions of key Buddhist precepts like generosity and lovingkindness. Sessions run six consecutive Sundays from February 26th to April 2nd.