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A Morning Prayer for Children to Start Their Day

Our advisor Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche provided the seed statement for this prayer for children to say in the morning. More will be published as part of a children's prayer book later in 2020. 

The Scent Trail Scavenger Hunt

In this lesson plan, students use their sense of smell to follow a trail and complete a puzzle. It also serves a jumping-off point for a lesson about the five senses and the amazing lives of ants.

DIY Art Activity: Mindfulness Jar

This is a simple and fun activity to do with kids or adults of any age. It can serve as an introduction to the practice of mindfulness or just be a visual metaphor for the interplay of life’s chaos and stillness.

The Barefoot King

Based on the ancient wisdom of the Buddhist sage Shantideva, this story shows how we can find creative solutions when something is difficult or makes us frustrated.

The Sitting Together Songbook

Mindful Families offers a broad variety of songs for children, relating to topics ranging from metta and mindfulness to karma and interdependence.

Review of The Life of the Buddha

A review of this exquisitely illustrated children's book that recounts Prince Siddhartha’s journey of truth-seeking and discovery, including his life-altering encounters with human suffering and his realization of the Four Noble Truths.