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.
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