Kids Meditation Classes

Please note:
The Kids Meditation Class ended June 2nd for the Summer. Classes will resume in September.
In the meantime parents are welcome to watch the livestream of the adult class in the lounge. Please stay with your children.

Kids Meditation Class

Sundays | 10-11:30

Cost: By Donation

About the Class

In this lighthearted class, children learn ways to increase their positive minds of patience, respect, giving, and loving kindness through guided meditation and fun activities. Each class is designed to engage a child's mind and interests by presenting modern Buddhism in a way that is easy to learn and practice. Regular attendance at these classes can assist your child with the development of important life skills such as increased empathy, respect for others, self-control and concentration.

Through practice and familiarity, children learn to develop peaceful minds, build inner strength, and increase their self-confidence by nurturing their own good qualities. Each class includes a short, guided meditation with instruction on helpful and meaningful meditation posture. A teaching and topic-based activities follow, both designed to help children engage, learn, and have fun. If you would like to know more details about this class, please call us or inquire via email[email protected]


About the Teachers

Mary Allegre has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for twenty years and is currently in the Teacher Training Program at the center. As an elementary and middle school teacher for 25 years, she brings her teaching experience and her love of dharma to the weekly Sunday Kids’ class, which she has been teaching for twelve years. Mary brings a joyful energy to all her classes and shows the example of someone who is sincerely putting these teachings into practice.


 


Susan Checchio is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC NM and has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for over twenty years. She has over 35 years experience with teaching children, which she skillfully and joyfully brings into the weekly Sunday Kids’ class. Susan presents the teachings in a clear, calm manner and creates an atmosphere of acceptance, safety and lightheartedness.