Friday, 20 March 2015

A happy and contented childhood



From Meditation for our children

"...At the Kadampa Primary School Derbyshire we offer our children the chance to learn how to create genuine inner peace and contentment, and to learn the values of respect, compassion and consideration for others. We believe meditation is a cornerstone to this learning. Every day our children and staff engage in short meditations in which they learn, through a series of guided visualisations, step by step how to cultivate inner peace and deal with their negative feelings. Through guided meditation the children learn how to hold a feeling of happiness within their mind. When things get difficult in the playground or in the world outside, they can, through practice, recall similar situations that arose in the guided meditations; this will remind them of the happy, compassionate mind they held which dissolved their anger, hurt or pain...."  Full article

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