Families learn about loving kindness at m Kids class
February 12, 2008
SUMMIT COUNTY On the third Sunday of the month beginning this month, families with children ages 4-11 will have a place to go chill out … so to speak.Meditation on loving kindness begins and ends the meetings of the m Kids, from the Summit Dharma Center. In between are activities focused on the specific intention of the curriculum.By the end of the year, the children will be able to make a compassionate or loving gesture toward someone they are struggling with, m Kids facilitator Lisa Dion said.She, along with Nancy Marti and Linda Wallace will lead the classes which are broken into groups ages 4-6, 7-11 and parents.The parents group is given instructions and examples of ways to bring what the children are learning into their homes, while the kids participate in the lesson which can involve arts and crafts, experiments and other interactive activities.The first class on Sunday will have a special guest speaker from the Advocates for Victims of Assault to speak on conflict resolution, bullying and anger.Were starting with teaching about anger and what to do with it, Dion said. … Helping kids learn to generate more positive states of being.Dion stressed that all are welcome to the class.We dont talk about Buddhism as religion per se in classes.Its coming out of the Summit Dharma Center, so theres a flavor of Buddhism, but its more about teaching kids about principles mindfulness and experiencing themselves more fully.Call facilitator Nancy Marti at (970) 389-7028 to register for the class.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Buffalo Room at the County Commons building near Frisco 10-11:30 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month: Feb. 17, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 22 and July 20. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.