I founded Joyful Mind Project because I believe that mindfulness can empower young people of all backgrounds to define, understand, and reach their highest goals, to inquire and create, and to bring that quest for understanding into the world.
What’s more, with mindfulness we can learn how to be a voice for justice, understanding, and compassion in the world.
I am writing today to let you know that Joyful Mind Project has begun its year-end campaign and to ask for your support.
As I am learning, directing our time and resources with intention can help create a world of compassion, courage, and joy.
With your help, we can continue serving young people and cultivating resilience in our communities.
Your donations directly help mindfulness education to grow in our region and ensure that our programs will continue serving our community for a long time.
Thank you for all that you’ve done this year to help support Joyful Mind Project — and for considering this request.
With joyful enthusiasm,
Founder, Joyful Mind Project
With the deepest gratitude, I am reflecting back on all the support Joyful Mind Project received this year, remembering each of you, and how we worked hand-in-hand.
Our Annual Report includes the names of each contributor, donor, and volunteer who made our programs possible this year, plus highlights from every program we offered. I hope you’ll take a moment to read on and reflect on the meaningful work we shared together.
We are excited to partner with Stone Creek Zen Center in offering a spring Family Mindfulness Day. We’ll share walking meditation in the gardens, mindful eating, and more… then close with a special family practice.
Families are welcome to relax and enjoy the grounds throughout the day and are encouraged to set up “camp” so each child will have a restful place they can return to between events.
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015 Time:10:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration Fee: $10-$40 per family (sliding scale). Donation to teachers is appreciated.
Space is limited so please register in advance by contacting Chelsea here. Thank you!
In our Wednesday class, older children made a clay model of the brain and began a three-week research project into the science of gratitude. We’re experimenting to see if cultivating gratitude increases happiness.
All of the Om School kids received a thankful tree for recording the things for which they are grateful. Their practice this month is: each night at bed time, take a moment to bring to mind someone or something for which you are grateful. This is a jewel. Hold on to this jewel for 20 seconds… then put your jewel into the treasure chest of your heart.