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, March 3 - April 7, 10 – 11 am Third Floor Classroom Participation is entirely donation-based. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, March 3: Life of the Buddha
Sunday, March 10: Bodhisattva Way
Sunday, March 17: Lovingkindness
Sunday, March 24: Interconnection
Sunday, March 31: Mindfulness
Sunday, April 7: Buddha's Birthday
MZMC Teen Program Sundays, March 3 - March 24, 10 – 11 am Second Floor, Guiding Teacher's Office Participation is entirely donation-based. Pre-registration is required. Please contact the office: email@example.com
MZMC’s Teen Program offers hands-on mindfulness and meditation practices while bringing Buddhist teachings to life. Sessions offer a unique blend of talks 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 to come together with like-minded teens to explore ways to find balance amidst the business of daily life.