https://boston.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=643085 Shambhala Boston
646 Brookline Ave
Brookline, MA 02446
Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Rainy Day Ideas, Social Good
Family as a Practice, Practice as a Family
Family is a place of practice. How do we work with our minds and hearts in the sometimes turbulent waters of family life? We can all use reminders and support to stay connected to our patience, generosity, discipline, and wisdom. Each week we will explore a different theme - something valuable for both parents and children.
These sessions provide:
During our 90 minute program, some activities will happen all together as a group and others will be focused for children or adults. We will have a space for children’s activities set up in an adjoining room, or separate part of the room. One professional instructor will be available for the children, and they may either choose to work on an activity or they may choose to stay with their parents for some -or all- the session. Parents will be responsible for feeding their children and any bathroom breaks or diaper changes.
We welcome the whole range of family life, and recognize that some children might be shy or rambunctious, some might cry, some will nurse. This is not a silent retreat. We will work to make the space safe for everyone, and we invite you to do what is comfortable with your own family.
Everyone is invited to stay afterward to share tea and BYO snacks in the community area with other families. Please refrain from bringing products which contain nuts.
July 9th - Working with Overstimulation
August 13th - Small Moments of Practice
Sept 10th - Interdependence and Kindness Towards Self
Registration is helpful, but not required. Please indicate in the comments the names and ages of children attending when you register.
Sunday morning 10:30am-12:00pm - Suggested donation $10-$25 to help cover the cost of the children’s instructor, and the space (you can pay with a card online, or bring cash with you).