Youth and Family Programs

There is no cost for classes, events and retreats at IMC. Donations are welcome. No pre-registration is required unless otherwise stated.

In response to parents’ requests, IMC began a children’s program in 1996. In recent years we have received numerous requests to expand our offering of youth programs. We have designed four age-appropriate programs beginning with kindergarten-aged kids and ending with 12th grade high school students.


Dharma Sprouts Program (K-2nd Grade and their parents)

(Third graders have the option of attending Dharma Sprouts or Dharma Rocks.)

Led by Liz Powell and Carla Rayacich. 
First Sunday of the month from 11:15am – 12:00pm

Meditation and mindfulness practice through stories, songs, art, movement, and games. Parents/caregivers participate with their children. Contact Liz at eapowell@aol.com if you plan to attend, giving first names of each adult and child who will attend.

Dharma Rocks Youth Program (3rd – 5th Grade)

(Sixth graders have the option of attending Dharma Rocks and/or Dharma Bodhis)

Led by Carla Brooke
Third Sunday of the month from 11:15am – 12:45pm

Meditation and mindfulness practice by means of fun, interactive, community-building games and crafts. Parents alternate assisting the group and being free to attend the Sunday morning sitting and dharma talk at IMC. Contact  Liz at eapowell@aol.com with first name of your child who plans to attend, including the first name and age of each participant.

Dharma Bodhis Middle School Program (6th – 8th Grades)

(Sixth graders have the option of attending Dharma Rocks and/or Dharma Bodhis)

Led by Hilary Borison
Fourth Sunday of the month, 5:15 – 7:15 pm

A time to explore how the dharma can support challenges and opportunities pertinent to middle schoolers through group discussions, mindfulness practice, creative activities, interactive games, pizza dinner, and opportunities for community service.

Please contact Hilary Borison at hborison@sbcglobal.net or 650-575-2052 for more information or to RSVP.

Mindful Teens (High School Youth)

Led by Nirali Shah and Bruni Davila
First and Third Sunday of the month, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

We aspire to create a safe and joyful space where teens learn mindfulness to nurture inner-discovery, clarity and a deeper connection with others. After a guided meditation, we discuss issues that are alive and rich in us (typically around relationships with friends/family, stress, intentions, identity, etc.) and in general have some fun with life! We meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month – 5.00pm to 7:00pm. You can find more information at www.mindfulteens.net Please RSVP Nirali or Bruni at Imc.MindfulTeens@gmail.com

Mindful Parents

Second Friday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00pm at IMC

An opportunity for parents to practice in community and to hear from parents who are senior students/ dharma teachers.  Facilitated by Liz Powell.  No pre-registration required.

Recommended Books

Please visit these links for recommended books for teens and children.