Saturday Morning Supervised Play
Supervised play is offered free of charge on many Saturday mornings (see schedule below), for 9:40am zazen through lecture. Currently this is being led by Berkeley High student Lihong Chan. We need to know by noon the Friday before, if you are planning to avail yourselves of this service. Phone or e-mail Laurie Senauke, 510.845.2215, or lauries AT kushiki.org . Coverage for 8:45am zazen instruction and beginner orientation is offered by special arrangement; contact Laurie for more info.
Kidzendo is a program for children three and up, offered about twice a month during the school year, usually on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, from 9:30 to 11:15 am. Together, we explore meditation, mindfulness, compassion and some Buddhist traditions in a kid-friendly fashion. We are developing our curriculum from several different sources. BZC resident Tamar has been trained in The Toolbox (website; video) and members Nancy and Jin have been trained in the Mindful Schools curriculum (www.mindfulschools.org). Seicho was involved with family programs at Brooklyn Zen Center. We are also using activities developed by the Plum Village Sangha, led by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (www.plantingseedsbook.us). We are experimenting with what works best for our situation, which often includes kids of different ages (pre-school through late elementary). Come be part of the adventure! Our program includes songs, stories, discussions, snacks, walks, and art activities. BZC resident Laurie Senauke oversees the program and is available to answer questions and receive input (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Family Practice Email Group
To make it easier to publicize, announce and remind ourselves about family practice activities at BZC, we have a Yahoo group. We’d love to have you join this list if you have children in your life, even if you don’t typically attend family practice events. We promise to only send, at most, ONE email per week, just a short reminder of upcoming events. To join, just email Laurie (lauries AT kushiki.org) or Marie (marie_hopper AT sbcglobal.net.