Family Practice BZC Events for Families of All Ages

 

October 2019
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September 30, 2019 October 1, 2019 October 2, 2019 October 3, 2019 October 4, 2019 October 5, 2019 October 6, 2019
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October 14, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 16, 2019 October 17, 2019 October 18, 2019 October 19, 2019 October 20, 2019
October 21, 2019 October 22, 2019 October 23, 2019 October 24, 2019 October 25, 2019 October 26, 2019

Sejiki Family Program

Sejiki Family Program
October 27, 2019
October 28, 2019 October 29, 2019 October 30, 2019 October 31, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 2, 2019 November 3, 2019
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BZC Family Practice on Saturdays

Family Practice will go dormant again, after Buddha’s Birthday on April 6, 2019, due to various conditions.  We would still love to hear from you, what kind of programs you are looking for.  We hope to find a new teacher and begin the program again in Fall 2019, and that will also depend on the level of interest expressed.

Here’s what the Saturday program used to look like:

BZC Family Practice is offered on most Saturdays (still check the calendar for details, and always RSVP so we can share late-breaking news), at the usual time, from 9:30 to 11:15.

Our program consists of crafts, songs, stories, check-ins, the making and serving of snack, walks, craft and art projects, and other things that spring to mind.  We journey together, “to wake up and to sing!”

Parent Dharma Study Group

This is dormant for the time being.  A clamoring on the part of of a few parents could result in its reanimation.  Contact Laurie (lauriesenauke@sonic.net) with your suggestions.

Ad Hoc Supervised Play and Support

Coverage for Zazen Instruction and Beginner’s Orientation (8:45 Saturdays), the Saturday program during the summer months, and Practice Discussion is available by prior arrangement. Along with our interest in discovering and developing new forms of practice within our day-to-day family life, we want to help you keep the flame of formal practice alive. Contact Laurie (lauriesenauke@sonic.net ) to make arrangements.

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 send, at most, ONE email per week, just a short reminder of upcoming events. To join, just email Laurie (lauriesenauke@sonic.net).

Special Ceremonies: Sejiki and Buddha’s Birthday

Twice a year, families join the larger BZC sangha.

In late October, we hold our Sejiki ceremony, based on the Japanese Obon Festival and held near the time of Halloween. We call forth and nourish “hungry ghosts” and call out the names of family and friends who have passed away in the last year.

In early April, we offer our Buddha’s Birthday celebration. Usually we put on a little show and then everyone has a chance to bathe the baby Buddha.

Joining together, we bring forth the meaning of these traditional ceremonies. Watch the calendar for the exact dates.

Family Sesshin

Also dormant – also could re-emerge based on conditions.

And finally, “Like” our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/BerkeleyZenCenterParentsNetwork