We meet on Wesleyan University Campus
Once a Month on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Please visit our meetup.com site “Mindful Kids” for more details & schedule
We are located down the street from the Buddhist Faith Fellowship’s weekly practice gathering. Sessions are $10 per class minimum suggested donation per child. Directions available upon enrollment
Please visit our enrollment page to pre-register and RSVP on Meetup.com
We believe that children should never feel forced to participate in religious education. To that end, we have adopted a Montessori inspired and mindfulness-based format for children from 3 -13 yrs. which nurtures your child’s innate curiosity with respect for individual and developmental needs.
“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”
– Maria Montessori
What Do Parents and Children Learn?
Lessons and activities are age appropriate and student focused. Beyond mindfulness, parents and children will have the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects, including world geography, and Asian and Native American cultures.
This is a quick glance of some of the activities/lessons that we offer.
• Mindfulness as moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness
• Mindfulness techniques for home and play
• Concentration for school and studying
• Body scanning techniques
• Simple yoga postures
• Sitting meditation such as Zen and Vipassana
• Walking meditation
• Eating meditation
• Voice meditation
• Listening meditation
• Visual meditation techniques
• Ethical teachings based on the Five Precepts
• Helping others in need
• Environmental awareness
• Beginner’s mind
• How to work with emotions
• Meditative etiquette
• Arts and Crafts
• Music and dance
• Modern and ancient stories related to meditation
• Other cultures where meditation is prominent
• Birthday celebrations
• Making new friends with similar values
Walking the Path Together
An important part of the Mindful Kids experience is having parents equally engaged in mindfulness practice by learning its content and practical applications. Because your own mindful development is an integral part of your child’s education, we require parents or guardians to attend the program’s meetings with their child.
Additionally, we invite you to attend the Buddhist Faith Fellowship’s Sunday morning gatherings starting at 10 a.m. or another local meditation group on alternate weeks so you can learn how to assimilate meditation and mindfulness into your life, In this way, you and your child can together walk the path of awareness, balance, and compassion.