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. This fall, MZMC will offer youth programs intended for children (age 6 to 12) and teens (age 13 to 15). Programs will provide a variety of hands-on activities intended to explore the rich tradition of Soto Zen practice in a fun, engaging setting.
MZMC Children’s Program Sundays, October 1 - November 5, 10 – 11 am Third Floor Classroom Participation is entirely donation-based. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the office: email@example.com
This fall’s Children Program offers the opportunity to learn about the life of the Buddha, the Boddhisattva Way, and meditation and mindfulness practices during sessions led by MZMC teachers and experienced practitioners. Lessons will incorporate arts and games alongside discussions of ways Buddhist practices relate to daily life and opportunities to apply mindfulness and meditation at home, at school and at play.
Sunday, October 1st: Life of the Buddha (Mark Turbak)
Sunday, October 8th: Bodhisattva Way (TBD)
Sunday, October 15th: Lovingkindness (Melinda Hampton & Mark Turbak)
Sunday, October 22nd: Interconnection (Margeret Pfeffer & Mark Turbak
Sunday, October 29th: Mindfulness (Matt Streit & Melinda Hampton)
Sunday, November 5th: Peace & Joy (Tim Burkett and Mark Turbak)
MZMC Teen Program Sundays, October 15 - November 12, 10 – 11 am Second Floor, Guiding Teacher's Office Participation is entirely donation-based. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
MZMC’s Teen Program offers hands-on mindfulness and meditation practices while bringing Buddhist teachings to life. Session offers a unique blend of lectures led by MZMC teachers, group discussions on Buddhism’s relevance in daily life, meditation instruction and an exploration of the role of ritual in Buddhist practices. Participants will have the opportunity for teens to unplug and come together with like-minded teens to explore ways to find balance amidst the business of daily life.
Sunday, October 22nd: Life of the Buddha (Ted O'Toole)
Sunday, October 29th: Bodhisattva Way (Ted O'Toole)
Sunday, November 5th: Interconnection (Mark Turbak)