On the first Sunday of each month, 10 – 11 am, Green Gulch Farm offers a special program for families, currently held remotely due to Covid-19.
Our program begins at 10 am with a family-friendly meditation. Our time together provides an opportunity to practice as a family sangha and discover creative ways for integrating Zen practice into our family systems. Activities may include mindfulness-based art projects, storytelling, movement, or ritual.
Ages: Because this is a family program and parents/guardians participate alongside their young people, we welcome youth of all ages. The average age ranges from 5 to 12 years old but babies, toddlers, and teens are absolutely welcome and do join us regularly.
September - Equanimity
In September, we’ll turn to our main text, Peace, Love, Action! by Tanya Zabinski to learn about Leah Penniman, Black Kreyol educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist. We’ll explore resources on supporting Afro-Indigenous farmers and local farms using sustainable or Indigenous land practices, and explore issues around food equity. Projects for this month might include volunteering at food banks in our local communities or writing letters to elected officials asking them to support the people who tend the land. With the Fall Equinox approaching, our Zoom session will include movement based on seasonal and plant cycles and guided practices on the Dharma practice of equanimity--cultivating steadiness within ourselves despite external conditions. Together, we’ll listen as the land reminds us that ease and stability are available within these natural rhythms.
Suggested donation is $20 per family or as your means allow. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Pre-registration is required. Once registered, you will receive a link by email to join our program online via Zoom.