Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, also known as Green Dragon Temple (Soryu-ji), is a Buddhist practice center in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition offering training in Zen meditation and ordinary work.
On the first Sunday of the month, they hold a special program for families. This begins at 9:45 am with a quiet song circle outside the zendo. At 10:00 am, we enter the zendo together where the lecturer will address the children. Then families proceed into activities including farm projects, mindfulness, movement, and ritual.
Their program aims to help children cultivate attention, empathy, and understanding and utilizes attunement to seasonal rhythms to foster well-being. A Youth & Family Program Practice Guide is available in their bookstore and includes many ideas for practicing at home as a family.
The first Sunday of most months from 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.