Sitting Together: A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings


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Author: Loundon Kim, Sumi

Edition: Study Guide


  • Wisdom Books

Number Of Pages: 712

EAN: 9781614294351

Release Date: 13-06-2017

Languages: English

Item Condition: New

Binding: Paperback

Details: Product Description An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience. This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with other families, or with a local center.  The Adult Study Guide (280 pages) offers thirty-six lesson plans including meditation practices, homework, readings, and reflection questions for group study.  The Children’s Lesson Plans  (296 pages), used in conjunction with the  Adult Study Guide, provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on meditation exercises, stories, crafts, songs, and games.  The Activity Book (136 pages) is a perfect companion to enhance the children’s education with over 50 coloring pages, puzzles, and other fun activities. This comprehensive curriculum for adults and children ages 3–12 has five units on meditation, kindness, ethics, character, and service. It is perfect for any family, Dharma center, yoga studio, or religious, educational, or community organization that wants to incorporate a mindfulness program for children and their families.  To fully implement the Children's Lesson Plans some additional materials will be needed, such as inexpensive arts and craft supplies, download of children's songs, and children's storybooks, often available in libraries. Visit for more resources. Review “In Sitting Together, Sumi Loundon Kim has created a wonderfully rich mindfulness curriculum for families. She weaves together her great wisdom and compassion and a strong base of practical, real life experience. This book is a generous offering to parents, teachers, and children everywhere. Highly recommended.” -- Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness “Sumi Kim's whole life has gone into the making of this wondrous curriculum. Realistic, sensitive, thorough, it gives you all you need to expand your parental heart, hone your parental skills, and share with your children the joys of simple spiritual practice. I believe passionately that children are our number one priority, our number one offering to the future. The need for kinder and better parenting has never been greater than it is now. Please, please, parents, make good use of Sumi's loving work.” -- Norman Fischer, author of What Is Zen? “What a wonderful, and deeply needed, contribution to contemporary life: a course on “spiritual fluency” for families and for teachers of young children. Sumi Loundon Kim knows her material from the inside out and conveys it in a caring, direct, fun-filled voice. I suspect this work will not only bring well-being to families and communities, it will bring great joy as well.” -- Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness “Spirituality matters when it comes to raising resilient children and parents often ask me for a soup to nuts program that teaches spirituality to kids. Kudos to Sumi for delivering just that! Her years as a dharma practitioner, mom and teacher shine through this wonderful curriculum - one that is readable, comprehensive and interactive.” -- Susan Kaiser-Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and co-founder of Inner Kids. “This is a lovely book. More than that it is an important book. Any parent who wishes to raise children mindfully, heartfully, has been given a manual. Sumi Loundon provides a Buddhist roadmap through the thickets of childhood.” -- James Ishmael Ford, author of If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break “An inspiring and practical guide to sharing the values so many of us hold dear.” -- Christopher Willard, PsyD, author of Growing Up Mindful, Harvard Medical School “Sumi offers educators, parents and young people, a vast collection of practices, stories, and activities, to help us wake up to our bodies, hearts, and relationships. At a time when there are so many books and studies on mindfulness, it's refreshing t

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