with experienced meditation teacher, Ekin Kench
Venue: Tushita Centre, 47 Trill Road, Observatory
Class dates coming up: 24th March
on Saturdays at 2.30-4.00pm.
The children’s meditation classes help to develop and nurture the positive qualities in children through meditation and positive thinking. With fun activities, games & art based on Buddhist philosophy these classes are designed to draw out the inner peace in your child and increase their positive minds of patience, respect for others, giving, and loving kindness.
Recommended for ages 5-12. Cost: R60 per class. No need to book ahead.
Parents can either also attend the class or you are welcome to enjoy some refreshments at the Centre.
There are beautiful books on meditation and buddhism for children written by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso!
A beautifully illustrated story of hope and personal transformation from the life of Buddha that addresses many of the issues confronting both children and adults today.
How to stop being angry and harmful
How to be calm and peaceful
How to be loving and kind towards each other.
The story of Buddha’s life is timeless and is as relevant today as it was 2,500 years ago when Buddha was alive.
It shows how we can learn to maintain a peaceful mind all the time so that we can be happy all the time, and in this way fulfil our own wishes as well as the wishes of all our friends.
Few can fail to be inspired by this powerful story.
This book introduces the mind, as distinct from the brain, and invites the reader to explore and develop their mind using scientific methods taught by Buddha.
It shows how the problems we encounter in life do not exist outside of ourself, but are part of our mind that experiences unpleasant feelings.
Learning to control our mind, especially our desire, is the only way to bring all our problems to an end.
We know from our own experience that when our mind is peaceful we are happy all the time, even if our external conditions are poor, but when our mind is not peaceful we are not happy, even if our external conditions are excellent.
The method to make our mind peaceful is training in meditation.
This book explains a simple breathing meditation suitable for all ages and briefly introduces more advanced forms of meditation.