For ChildrenLittle Buddhas is Cambridge Zen Center's children
program for ages from 5 to 12. We meet at 11:30AM on Sundays,
usually once a month. For the next meeting date, see below. It
focuses on cultivating mindfulness for children through fun games
and engaging activities. More specifically:
Develop skills to pay attention and practice seeing and
hearing things around them clearly.
Bring awareness and compassion to their inner emotions and
Using above skills, try to make wiser and kinder choices in
their everyday lives.
Fees and registration: this
program is free but if you find it helpful, donation of any amount
is appreciated. You don't need to register for the program but if it
is your first time, please send us email at D6F636E2C69616D67604B61647E6F677D696B6 so that
we can better prepare.
For parents: The program
takes place in the main dharma room for about one hour and a half.
You are welcome to stay with the little ones depending on how
comfortable they feel and how much you are curious about the
program. But you are also welcome to join the parents meditation
practice in the small dharma room. The meditation usually consists
of sitting and walking meditation. It may also include reading and
discussion depending on topic of the month.
Next meeting: April 28.
The theme of the month is Buddha, celebrating up coming Buddha's
birthday in May. There will be stories about historic Buddha and
activities on finding buddha within us.
Dates for the future meetings: We
are hosting a special family retreat on June 1st at Open Meadow Zen center.
This whole day retreat includes many fun activities for children as
well as mindful parenting education for parents. It is lead by one
of our senior Dharma teachers, Nancy Hathaway. Here is the retreat poster in pdf for
details. Our last meeting before the summer break will be on June