A Family Retreat is a full-day retreat open to children ages 5-12 years-old and their parents or guardians. This is a very active retreat with events spread throughout the Providence Zen Center campus, including martial arts, gardening, stories, arts & crafts, and more. Formal practice techniques such as seated meditation and chanting will be introduced during the day as well. Every activity is focused on mindfulness and together action. The retreat runs from 9:00am to 3:30pm and includes a light breakfast and a lunch.

Parent sessions are held simultaneously with children’s programming so that parents have the opportunity to learn, discuss, and practice over the course of the day. A Dharma Talk for parents will be given by Jose Ramirez, JDPSN. A parent discussion group will also meet, and parents will have two periods during the day reserved for silent meditation practice. Participation in parent programming is optional.

Prices: non-members $65/family, members $45/family. Please note that these prices are for enrollment of 1 child and up to 2 parents. An additional fee of $20 will be charged for each additional child. Please remark on the number of participants in the notes section of your registration form. At least one parent must remain on grounds throughout the day.

To register for your retreat online – fill out the retreat registration form.