We offer ideas and inspiration for deepening your practice of the eight points with your family. This weekend is also a great opportunity to make long-lasting friendships with other parents, children, and teens. Read about our 2017 Family Program
https://www.bmcm.org/about/news/lighting-lamp/to learn more about what it looks like in practice!
The program is held at Ramagiri Ashram, the headquarters of the BMCM, in rural Marin County.
The program will include
- Workshops for parents (75 minutes each morning)
- Activities for children during parent workshops (e.g., crafts based on the mantram, time in nature to experience slowing down)
- Story-telling (e.g., about St Francis, the Buddha, or Gandhi)
- Skits based on spiritual stories
- Garden work
- Videos of Easwaran
- Mantram writing
- Mantram singing
If your child is under four, we ask that a parent be with your child at all times.
The parents’ workshops are led by longtime passage meditators who have completed a five-year training program, and are parents or teachers.
The children’s activities are run by adults who are experienced in working with children and teens, and who use the eight points themselves in daily life.