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.
Fall 2022 Youth Dharma Camp During our Fall Dharma Camp, we families with children ages 6 to 12 explore the many ways Buddhist practice blossoms around the world. In addition to learning about traditional Buddhist practices in monastic and lay settings, youth will learn about the ways Buddhism shows up in daily life in Asia and the West. Youth will find out about fundamental Buddhist teachings, mindfulness, and meditation practices to use at home, school, and play.
The program is on Sundays, 10 - 11 a.m. Sunday, October 9 — Journey inside a Buddhist temple Sunday, October 16 -- Celebrating Buddhist holidays Sunday, October 23 -- Daily life of a Buddhist family Sunday, October 30 -- Life of the Buddha: Four sights Sunday, November 6 -- Life of the Buddha: First teachings Sunday, November 13 -- Buddhist Practice at Home, School and Play