Family & Youth

Family and Youth Activities for Children of All Ages

Family zendo

Family Meditation includes a short period of meditation and Dharma teaching. followed by activities for both adults and children. We may program may include a play, music, movement or other group activity that will compliment the season and the discussion’s theme.  During mild weather we may hike or go on a field trip. Winter months may include board games by the fire, reading aloud or origami or other crafts. We end with a potluck party every month with healthy refreshments.

Summer children's retreat, bowing out of kitchen following clean up.

Annual Summer Youth Retreat   for young people ages 7- 14.  Activities include short meditation, chanting, study and learning to work together. Children will have opportunities to learn about Zen Buddhist ethics and practices through guided activities and free play.  Supervision is provided by adult volunteers.

Mother & Child Retreat – Winter  An overnight retreat at Great Tree for mothers and their children.  Activities are age appropriate, time for mothers alone and children together to begin a foundation of family practice together. All ages welcome. The event is a weekend, beginning on Saturday morningChildren's Retreat at 9am, but you can make arrangements to arrive on Friday night.

Special Events For Everyone!  These include ceremonies, gatherings and celebrations, day long retreats. Group visits from school groups or college classes. Please contact us to arrange a visit.


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