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Books for Buddhist Kids & Parents

From Triratna Parents Mandala on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 21:59

Books for Buddhist Kids & Parents

From Triratna Parents Mandala on Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 21:59

Though sometimes you have to search a bit, there are lots of books out there on Buddhist themes for young children, teens, and parents. We’ll post here a running list of Fantastic Books and Where to Find them.

If you have a favorite of your own, please share in the comments section and we’ll add it!

Young Readers:

The Buddha at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Buddha’s Apprentice at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Calm Buddha at Bedtime - Nagaraja

The Lion and the...

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Children and Families at the LBC

Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

Children and Families at the LBC

Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 16:08

(Originally posted in the London Buddhist Centre newsletter, July 2017)

Beginnings

Ten years ago – my son Gowan then just three months old – I started meeting with other new mothers in the LBC library on a Wednesday morning. We would meditate and talk whilst our babies slept or rolled around on the floor together. Whether we were exploring metta, impermanence, the preciousness of human life or the simple need for more sleep it was a blessing and a relief to be...

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Interkula Parenting Questionnaire

Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

Interkula Parenting Questionnaire

Thu, 3 Aug, 2017 - 15:53

The Interkula group, whose goal is to assist and work closely with the Adhisthana Kula in discussion about various Triratna community topics, has recently put out an online survey for parents and children in the Triratna Community about their experiences. You can take the survey yourself by visiting this link and contributing your experiences to the discussion!

This is an opportunity for you to share what has worked and what hasn’t worked in your local situation, or...

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Suggestions on Starting Family Events at your Local Centre

From Triratna Parents Mandala on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 14:43

Suggestions on Starting Family Events at your Local Centre

From Triratna Parents Mandala on Thu, 27 Jul, 2017 - 14:43

Many centres in the Triratna Community around the world have been successful in initiating family events and programs, but there are still many opportunities to expand on this - especially in those areas where these initiatives haven’t yet taken off. Here are a couple of great ways to get started:

1) Create a Local Network of Families

In your local sangha it’s helpful to first identify and connect with other parents. This can take the form of informal gatherings, play dates, swapping babysitting, or...

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Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

From Triratna News on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Coming-of-age ritual in Essen, Germany

From Triratna News on Fri, 16 Jun, 2017 - 17:05

Jnanacandra is Chair of Triratna’s Essen Buddhist Centre, in Germany. She writes about their recent Jugendfeier – a rite of passage for adolescents – held on 5th June for four teenage boys. Open the pictures fully to see the very evident love and appreciation of the boys and their parents!

“This beautifully designed ceremony ritually marked the end of the boys’ childhood and their embarking on the path toward adulthood. About 60 people were present, mostly from the boys’ families,...

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‘Breathing Space in Schools’: training for teaching mindfulness in schools

From Triratna News on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 14:23

‘Breathing Space in Schools’: training for teaching mindfulness in schools

From Triratna News on Thu, 27 Oct, 2016 - 14:23

‘Secular mindfulness’ is more and more popular in British schools and the London Buddhist Centre is supporting this “mindful revolution”. After 10 years of teaching mindfulness in schools, its schools’ project recently relaunched as ‘Breathing Space in Schools’ with a brand-new, beautiful website. Srivati is its director.

“We offer a variety of mindfulness workshops, courses and training for children, teenagers and staff and we love collaborating with schools to help them embed mindfulness into...

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The Numblevole: a Triratna book for children

Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 15:31

The Numblevole: a Triratna book for children

Mon, 30 Nov, 2015 - 15:31

“Once upon a time, in a world where people were not exactly people and not exactly animals either, lived a numblevole.”

So begins The Song of the Numblevole, the story of a small but spirited creature created by British mitra Fran Martintroth, in partnership with Triratna Arts and Culture.

Buy the book.

The numblevole sets out for the ocean and the answers she hopes to find there.  On her way she meets the strange and wonderful ‘keepigull’, who shows her...

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Gratefully Stopping - Going on the Retreat for Mothers

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 15:33

Gratefully Stopping - Going on the Retreat for Mothers

From Buddhist Centre Features on Mon, 5 Oct, 2015 - 15:33

On Friday last week I was running around. It was just a normal day at work: my new office is still not entirely sorted, and I don’t have a phone. This isn’t ideal when you are trying to chase up things for students. It’s even worse when you lose your own mobile phone on the way to work. Thank God for colleagues with mobiles with unlimited minutes. Oh, and here’s the head of department, wanting to organise what needs organising...

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Buddhism and Meditation for Parents - Online This Weekend!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:08

Buddhism and Meditation for Parents - Online This Weekend!

From Buddhist Centre Features on Fri, 25 Sep, 2015 - 18:08

Update: we’ve had so much great material from Taraloka we’re going to keep going with this well into the week! Meditations and talks coming soon…

This weekend we’re focussing on how to practice Buddhism and meditation as a parent (or parent-to-be!), and we’re delighted to be able to bring you resources live from the Retreat for Mothers that’s just getting started on at Taraloka Retreat Centre for women. We hope mums and dads everywhere will...

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Two Posts At The Dharma Primary School, Brighton, UK

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 17:58

Two Posts At The Dharma Primary School, Brighton, UK

From Triratna Jobs, Volunteering and Communities on Tue, 26 May, 2015 - 17:58

Our friends at the Dharma School in Brighton, UK, have two new vacancies. They write:

“The Dharma Primary School was the first school in the UK to be founded on Buddhist principles, with the practice of mindfulness at its heart. As they celebrate their 20th anniversary and welcome their new Head Teacher in September, they are seeking an experienced KS2 teacher (full- or part-time) and a part-time 1:1 SEN teaching assistant to help them move forward into an exciting new phase of...

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