Taught by Buddhist Teacher Angela Stewart, the family class offers a simple introduction to Buddha’s teachings, emphasizing loving- kindness, respect for others, and keeping a happy heart and positive attitude. Each class includes a short discussion about everyday experiences relevant to children, guided meditation, plus fun activities that foster kindness, cooperation, patience and giving. These classes are designed for children ages 5 to 12, and an adult must accompany children. Everyone is welcome.
$5/child • $10/family
339 Ives Street at Waterman Street | Providence • 02906 | 401.400.1657
April 30 Respecting others
May 7 The armour of patience
May 14 Compassion
May 21 The contented heart
May 28 The essence of giving
June 4 Confidence: body, speech and mind
June 11 Bye-bye pride
June 18 Letting go
June 25 No room for hate (last class before Summer Break)
The family meditation class helps kids learn together how to develop harmony, confidence, and methods to calm their minds and be happy.
Many people think children can’t meditate because they have difficulty sitting still, but this simply is not true. Although sitting still is helpful during meditation practice, it is not required; we can meditate during all of our daily activities simply by holding a positive state of mind, such as love or compassion.
Since all children can learn positive ways of thinking, even about challenging situations, they can definitely learn to meditate, even if they have difficulty sitting still. Like any skill, meditation takes practice. In these classes, children will learn short, guided meditations. As children practice and gain experience, they are able to sit quietly for longer periods of time.