During a typical summer, Plum Village hosts hundreds of families that come with their children to practice mindfulness. We invite you to enjoy a selection of Plum Village practices created especially for children.
How do we cultivate stability and freedom in our daily lives? Can we enjoy eating our food in mindfulness? Brother Phap Luu offers a pebble meditation for children to use and Kaira Jewel shows them how to enjoy a simple snack in mindfulness.
Inviting the Bell
Inviting the bell at home is an important practice for the family to return to themselves, or to calm a tense situation. Anyone with some mindfulness in the present moment can do it, including our children.
Handling Strong Emotions
When children learn how to calm their strong emotions, they begin to learn how to take care of themselves and bring stability into their lives.
A hug always makes everything better! Brother Phap Lai teaches hugging meditation to the children.
No Plum Village practice is complete without singing! Singing helps us to cultivate joy and mindfulness.
Some of the practices shared here along with others are available in a section for children on the Plum Village App.
There are a number of books for children written by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community, available from Parallax Press.