Shambhala Children

The Shambhala Children’s Program is based on the principles that all children embody innate goodness, curiosity, and kindness. We explore Buddhist and Shambhala themes through play, music, art, and stories while incorporating simple, age appropriate mindfulness activities. Parents are invited to take part in public sitting during this time. Children 3 and older are welcome.

The Shambhala Children’s Groups meet one Sunday per month

 $20 general public / $15 for members

 

Tiger Club (3-5 year olds)

In Tiger Club we explore the principles of our innate goodness, confidence, and loving-kindness through play, art, and stories. Through structured activities, we imitate and embody the Tiger’s open and alert sense perceptions to further appreciate oneself, each other, and our world.

Tigers (ages 3-5) meet from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

 

Lion Club (6-8 year olds)

“The Lion has a beauty and dignity resulting from a body and mind that are synchronized.” Through storytelling and crafts, in conjunction with mindfulness movement and song, we explore Buddhist and Shambhala themes. Some of our activities this year will include: Ikebana, mind in a jar activity, shrine making, and tea meditation. We also introduce the short children’s practices created specifically for this age group by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Lions (ages 6-8) meet from 10:30am to 12:00pm.

 

Garuda Club
 (9-10 year olds)

Garudas (ages 9-10) meet from 1:30 to 3:00pm.

 

Dragon Club (11+ year olds)

Dragons (ages 11+) meet from 3:00 to 4:30pm.

 

Upcoming Shambhala Children’s After School Program:

Mindful+ Art, Action, Awareness
with Gala Narezo & Sarah Wayland-Smith

Children ages 8-12 meet on Tuesdays after school (4 pm – 5 pm) to learn mindfulness meditation & awareness techniques and explore art projects based on themes of webs & weavings.

For more information contact: children@shambhalanyc.org or
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