Children & Families
The Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center offers a monthly program for children to help them bring the power of meditation practice into their lives.
Ages 7 to 10 – Sunday of every second weekend from 1:30 to 3 pm
Group sessions introduce children to resting their minds, and noticing their senses and feelings. Children also learn age-appropriate versions of Buddhist teachings. Programs include play, storytelling, group discussion, movement, crafts and meditation instruction.
Parents are asked to remain at the Center during the program.
Call Phyllis Mark at 587-3710 to confirm dates and get more information.
Mindful Parenting Group
Sunday of every third weekend from 1 to 3 pm
How can parents learn about Buddhist dharma (teachings), Shambhala vision, and the tool of meditation in the midst of our busy lives on the parenting path? By attending our monthly Mindful Parenting Group! Join in on the chance to exchange experiences, give each other support and learn more about the enriching and gentle Buddhist view of this powerful opportunity called parenting. CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED.
Call Phyllis Mark at 587-3710 to confirm dates.
COMING! Tween and Younger Teen group
We are very pleased to begin offering a special time for children in the middle school bracket (11ish-14ish). This is a new program which will begin August, 2012, and offer a monthly gathering for kids on the cusp of their teen years, complete with all the developmental challenges that can bring on! We will meet for brief meditation and dharma discussion (as it relates to participants’ lives), then spend about an hour socializing (group pizza, bowling, movie nights). This program will be shaped by the concerns and interests of the participants.
Age 11-14, third Friday evening of the month, 6 – 8 pm
(please also check listings on our website, as this is a new program, and may evolve into a different format or time).
Children’s Program Team
Phyllis Mark, Coordinator