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Practice as Parenting: cultivating resources for sustained engagment in a challenging world

4 Wed. evenings from 6-7:30pm
Every other week:
April 18, May 2, 16 and 30
Stone Creek Zen Center in Graton

As parents we tend to the world both through the microcosm of the needs of our families, and through outward engagement in the communities around us. We will explore the relationship between inward and outward practice in parenting, and how to find balance in our lives between them. In this series, we will begin or deepen a meditation practice; and consider teachings from both the Zen tradition and contemporary mindfulness practices that can support us in creating a sustainable way to tend to our lives, families and world. The group will use a “listening circle” model so we can share our stories, our triumphs, challenges and insights on the path of parenting.
No previous meditation experience is required, and drop in is ok throughout the series.

$80 for series/ $20 drop in
member rate: $60 for series/ $15 drop in
sliding rates available if needed



The children’s program at Stone Creek takes place once a month, on the 3rd Sunday of the month, concurrent with the Sunday morning program from 10:00 – 11:30 am. A large portion of the program will be outside. Please dress for the weather.

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Chelsea True and the Joyful Mind Project. Chelsea has been sharing mindfulness practices with children since 2007. She is a Soto Zen practitioner and co-director of the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Children’s Program. Suggested donation is $10-20 per family.  Please contact Stone Creek in advance if you would like your child to participate. Please spread the word!


Jisho Roshi


Our monthly introduction to Zen practice. Instruction in zazen and a chance to get to know the center. No pre-registration, no fee. Just come. 11 am – noon. Please note the time change as this used to be offered on Saturdays at 9 am.

We also are happy to now be able to offer this class by appointment, if this time does not work for your schedule.  Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a different time.

Zazen is wholehearted sitting, dropping off thoughts and views and returning to life here and now, over and over.