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Meditating With Your Child

by Upayavira

Upayavira was ordained in 2000, and became a parent soon after. Since then he has been exploring, often through necessity, ways to meditate with children around. He has led Meditation for Parents workshops at the Buddhafield Festival and at the Buddhafield Village retreat, as well at some local Buddhist Centres; with the aim of demonstrating that practicing with your young children present is not just possible, there can be some huge benefits in this form of practice.

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1. Introduction - models of meditation and how they relate to having young children (1:48) 
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2. Concentration meditation and presence meditation (2:11) 
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3. Examples of presence meditation with young children (2:28) 
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4. Setting up a good environment (3:12) 
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5. Having helpful expectations and staying open (1:22) 
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6. A meditation session with your children (17:18) 

Total running time: 28:19