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Welcome to our Family Corner, your resource center for family and classroom-friendly meditative arts, activities, and ongoing support.

Our philosophy - As parents we teach our children to care for their bodies by brushing their teeth, eating right and getting enough sleep, but we aren't quite as clear when it comes to teaching them how to maintain their mental health. Extensive research confirms that just a few minutes of sitting meditation each day calms the mind, body and spirit. When family members have a peaceful place inside themselves, they naturally become happier and more positive, getting along better with each other and those in their world. For both children and adults, everyday obstacles become more workable and natural harmony is easily regained.


ARTICLES

The Family Meditation Session, Part I by Kerry Lee Maclean

Excerpt: ... You can set the mood for family meditation sessions by getting into the habit of making a nice cup of herbal tea, coffee or hot chocolate for everyone. Bring it into your meditation area to enjoy together after the session ends when everyone's feeling peaceful, and before you all have to dash off in ten different directions! These little touches help turn your sessions into something warm and wonderful that everyone looks forward to. Read more...


VIDEOS

Guided childrens meditation session with the Mind-in-a-Jar Experiment. Filmed during the 2011 Rites of Passage program for 8-10 year olds, at the Shambhala Meditation Center in Boulder CO. Led by instructor Kelly Maclean.



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Ziji has offered meditation supplies, Asian home decor and Zen art essentials for over 25 years. Whether you're setting up a Buddhist altar or family meditation space, creating a contemplative garden, or simply looking for a new ikebana vase, tea ceremony set or calligraphy brush, we can help you find exactly the right item.


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