Children & Family

Explore Easwaran’s teachings on using your practice of the eight points to inspire the children in your life to live out their high ideals.

Inspiration

Featured Easwaran Article

  • What Do Children Need?

    Easwaran describes the most important gifts we can give to our children and teenagers – gifts which will improve all our relationships.

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Easwaran's Teachings on Children & Family

  • Bringing Our Children Up Wisely

    Easwaran describes three stages in the upbringing of children. He explains what we can do to help them grow up to be secure and selfless.

  • The Aims of Education

    In this audio talk, Easwaran comments on the aims of education according to the ancient Indian tradition: to gain peace of mind, to live in harmony with others, and to live in harmony with our environment.

  • The Power of the Mantram

    Easwaran explains how he came to use a mantram, overcoming his skepticism and discovering its power. He explains what a mantram is and how to use it.

Featured Easwaran Video

  • The Gift of Time

    In this 10-minute video, Easwaran gives tips on the best way to entertain children – by slowing down and working with them.

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Featured BMCM Community Story

  • Eight-Point Program Parenting

    Adam and Emily share how they are using the eight points to find balance, unity, and spiritual growth in their life with a new baby.

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More Stories From the BMCM Community

  • The Difference the Mantram Makes

    Myron shares how the mantram and meditation have helped him to transform his agitation at a family gathering.

  • Working With Children & the Eight Points

    Stephanie shares how she integrates all the eight points into her classroom at a Montessori preschool.

  • Coming Home: Rediscovering Easwaran and Passage Meditation

    Sara shares how she first learned about Easwaran and passage meditation as a child, and then embraced it herself as a young adult.

Ideas & Inspiration for Sharing the Mantram

  • Resources for Using the Mantram With Children

    The mantram is one of the most valuable gifts you can give your children – at any age! This page has everything you need to share a mantram practice.

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Featured Passage for Meditation

  • Discourse on Good Will

    This is an ideal passage to read aloud or memorize with children. It includes the wish that all beings should be “filled with joy and peace.”

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More Passages About Children & Families

  • Let Me Walk in Beauty

    Chief Yellow Lark

  • The Whole World Is Your Own

    Sri Sarada Devi

  • Her Heart Is Full of Joy

    Saint Teresa of Avila

  • Shine through Us

    Cardinal Newman

  • Setu Prayer

    Eknath Easwaran

Program: In-Person Weekend for Passage Meditator Parents & Children

  • Family Two-Day Program

    This program will give you ideas, inspiration, and enjoyable satsang for deepening your practice of the eight points with your family. Passage meditator parents and their children ages 0–18 are welcome.

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