Stone Creek Zen Center is a practice center in the Soto Zen tradition located in Graton, near Sebastopol in Sonoma County. The core activity at the center is meditation, being present in the fullness of reality.
Stone Creek offers regular programming for children and for parents. A Winter Solstice Event for families is also offered annually. Chelsea is happy to be helping with these offerings.
Parenting as Practice: A Mindful Parent’s Circle: This series for parents aims to create a space for parents to pause together in the midst of our busy family lives; to begin or deepen a meditation practice; and to explore how of Zen and mindfulness practices can support our inner wisdom in parenting to come through in our daily lives. Each meeting is facilitated by Dojin Sarah Emmerson and Chelsea True.
This group meets Wednesday evenings at Stone Creek on November 1, November 15, November 29, & December 6, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Advance registration is requested.
The Children’s Program: This program offers both mindfulness and Zen practices aimed at helping children foster empathy, self-regulation, and joy. The program meets on the third Sunday of the month through the school season, September – May.
Parents of children age five and older are welcome to join the adults’ meditation and stay for the lecture in the meditation hall. Parents of children age four and under are invited to participate in the Children’s Program alongside their children.
Program content includes mindful games, songs, ritual, fun projects, and kid-friendly meditation. Some of our programs may meet outside; please come prepared for the weather. We meet rain or shine. Advance registration is requested.
Children’s Program Dates:
Sunday, September 17
Sunday, October 15
Sunday, November 19
Friday, December 15th: Winter Solstice Family Event
Sunday, January, 21
Sunday, February 18
Sunday, March 18
Sunday, April 15
Sunday, May 20
Where: 2999 Bowen Street, Graton, CA 95444
When: 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Cost: $10-$20/family, or as your means allow. No one turned away for lack of funds.