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With deepest gratitude, our Annual Report

beautiful-crystal-snowflake-macro-hd-wallpaper-1920x1080With 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.

Please click here to read on.  Thank you, everybody!

 

Spring Family Mindfulness Day

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!

Family Mindfulness Day Spring 2015

 

Gratitude in Novemeber

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Gratitude at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, November 2014

This month at Om School, our mindfulness practice is cultivating GRATITUDE.

We began the month with the Youth & Family Program at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.  Children shared a gratitude circle — each naming one thing for which they are grateful.  We chanted The Three Lamps, offered incense, and sang, In Gratitude, a song from Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Center.

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.

Dr.  Rick Hanson, neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness, explains this practice here.

Stay tuned for more resources on the science of gratitude!  Enjoy your practice this month, everybody!  In gratitude!

Family Mindfulness Day: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Registration is now open for Family Mindfulness Day taking place at Sophia’s Garden Saturday, March 22, 2014.

We’ll honor spring, practice together, and enjoy the gift of Lakota medicine man, Steve Stonearrow’s storytelling.  Please help make this day a success by spreading the word!

Family Mindfulness Day

Please register in advance for this event.  Thank you!

Summer Mindfulness Workshop

I’ve been getting feedback that a ONE day summer workshop would be more accessible to families this late in summer. 

Look for a revised flyer coming soon with the date changed to JULY 31.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Please — just come and join us on the farm for a day of summer mindfulness.

This fun one-day workshop introduces children to mindfulness practice in the lush gardens of a working, biodynamic farm.  Enjoy storytelling, movement, connection with nature, and other kid-friendly contemplative practices.  Bring lunch and something to share for a communal picnic among organic apple trees and fragrant herbs.  Ages 5-11.  Open for registration now.  

DATE: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
TIME: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
PLACE: Sophia’s Garden
4038 Green Valley School Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Cost: $40 – $80 

Remember, all programs are sliding scale and no one will be turned away for a lack of funds. Request information and register here.   

Looking forward to practicing with you!
With metta,
Chelsea