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Monday, October 29, 2012

Club Zen

Inviting the Bell

I piloted a Dharma class for children this weekend: CLUB ZEN. It was called Dharma Kids, but we've decided to rename it as many people don't know what Dharma means. The class is now called:

 Club Zen: games, songs and meditation--for children and teens 
ages 6-16  

 Zen has become a mainstream concept for children partly because of the global popularity of the books Zen Shorts and Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth.

Drawing Our Calm Places of Refuge
Pebble Meditation


Cooperative Rolling Marble Game
*photos by Miranda Hart











The class was a triumph thanks to all my  participants and helpers. My nephew accompanied our songs on guitar.

The atmosphere was joyful and peaceful. I had so much fun teaching the class and all of my activities were well received. I couldn't believe how focused our little 6 years olds were during meditation! I over-planned and only managed to complete about 1/3 of my activities, which, is great as I can use the remainder for future classes. My next task is advertising for next month's meeting in many more locations and getting the local news involved. 

When I Breathe In, I breathe In Peace
When I Breathe Out, I Breathe Out Love

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2 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

what a great idea - Marlee and I will try to attend a class.

October 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Mix Hart said...

That will be great! The next class is Sun, Nov 25, 10-11. Kelowna Yoga House.

October 30, 2012 at 7:59 AM  

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