Dharma For Kids, Meditation

How can we teach ethics without any religious context, and how can the benefits of the Buddha’s teachings be shared with a 7 year old boy?

We were inspired by recent articles that describe the positive effects of meditation in schools. This forms part of a growing set of scientific evidence that demonstrates the benefits of meditation. Articles like the one below indicate what is possible.

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

https://www.upworthy.com/this-school-replaced-detention-with-meditation-the-results-are-stunning

Two meditation resources were tried:

1. Meditations for Children PDF
http://shop.fpmt.org/Meditations-for-Children-PDF_p_1774.html

2. Meditations for Children MP3
http://shop.fpmt.org/Meditations-for-Children–MP3-Download_p_1359.html

Talking about feelings seems like a great way to achieve that goal. By kids understanding their own emotional landscape, it seems easier to develop empathy and concern for others.

Love, HOps

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