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Strengthening our Communities; Directing our Resources

Dear Friends,

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,
Chelsea True
Founder, Joyful Mind Project

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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!