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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

 

Breathing with Anchor Words

felt flowersTomorrow at Om School, we’ll practice mindful breathing with the anchor words,  “breathing in,” and “breathing out.”

We’ll imagine ourselves as flowers with petals open as we breathe in… and petals closed as we breathe out… then illustrate what we imagined in our Mindful Schools workbooks.

We’ll recite Thich Nhat Hanh‘s gatha for mindful breathing:

“Breathing in, I see myself as a flower.
Breathing out, I feel fresh.”

Then we’ll enjoy a felt-flower sewing project using this tutorial.   We’ll try to connect our breath with each stitch.  Breathing in: the needle goes down.  Breathing out: the needle comes back up.  Each flower petal receives two stitches.

These “anchor words” come to us from the Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing – or Anapanasati Sutra — an ancient text that can be read here.

I’ll post photos of the children’s work here and on our Facebook page.  Be sure to stop back by!

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!