Opportunities for Children and Parents

Bright Way Zen has started several non-sectarian programs for children and parents, so get the word out! Check the Zen center calendar for upcoming Children and Family events – these events are listed in purple. Please watch the newsletter and website for more information in coming weeks.

There is no charge for any of the programs, but Bright Way Zen is supported by donation. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof). Buddhism is a non-theistic tradition that is completely compatible with other faiths (at least from Buddhism’s perspective).

Wednesday Morning Meditation for Parents – Children Welcome ~ 10:30-11:30am
Parents often feel that they’re just too busy to fit meditation into their busy lives. Too many distractions! Too little time! Too many demands! Impossible to relax!
Join us and learn how to integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life with children. Experience increased calmness and peace which is also transmitted to your children.
All ages of children are welcome, including infants. Feel free to arrive and leave whenever you’re comfortable.

Meditation with Children

Monthly Sunday Children’s Program ~ 10:20-11am
The children’s program meets from 10:20 AM until 11:00 AM on Sunday morning. The program will include singing, dancing, storytelling, art projects, and walks in nature.
Arrive around 10:15, quietly take off your shoes (the adults will be meditating!), and come to the back of the Zendo building (down the long hallway by the windows). Someone should be waiting to greet you, but if not, the kids’ room in the back, just come on in!

Then the children join the rest of the group for snacks at 11 AM.

Sunday Children’s Program

Snacks at dad’s “church”

Sunday Children’s Program Activity

Monthly Meet & Greet for Parents ~ First Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Informal meeting for parents. Introduce yourself to other parents, and contribute your ideas to help us develop Bight Way’s Family/Children’s program to meet your needs.


Again, for upcoming program dates, check the Zen center calendar for upcoming Children and Family events listed in purple. We invite all interested parties to participate in the development of our programs for children, parents, and families. We want to create the programs by responding to the specific needs and wishes of Bright Way members. Contact Marcia Kahn at kahnmarcia@gmail.com or 503-704-4887 with any questions and comments.

Wesak 2018 bathing the baby buddha

Wesak Festival 2018 (celebrating the Buddha’s birth)

Weekly Meetings

Tuesday Evenings
Meditation, Tea, and Class


Wednesday Mornings
Meditation for Parents - Children Welcome


Thursday Evenings
Meditation, Tea, and Class


Saturday Mornings
8:30-9:30 am


Sunday Mornings
Chanting, Meditation, Tea and Dharma Talk