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Title:
The magic of meditation : stories and practices to develop gratitude and empathy with your child / Marie-Christine Champeaux-Cunin and Dominique Butet ; translated by Sherab Chödzin Kohn.
Title Variants:
Stories and practices to develop gratitude and empathy with your child
ISBN:
9781611805291
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala Publications, Inc., 2018.
Physical Description:
xiv, 105 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents:
Foreword / by Matthieu Ricard -- Introduction -- Introducing your child to meditation -- What is meditation -- Why meditate? -- Which meditation practice? -- Meditation for your child -- Meditation starting at the age of three -- Benefits for the health of your child's body and mind -- Introduction to the yupsi method -- The Yupsi stories and meditations -- The gift stickers test to test your child's initial level of compassion -- Every evening, do what Yupsi does -- The lotus position -- Three-breath meditation -- Meditation on appreciation -- Dedication to all the children in the world -- The Yupsi stories -- The blue donkey who rode a bike -- The butterfly kite -- Trouble in the land of the bees -- The snowshoe hare caught in a frozen waterfall -- The child from Ladakh who couldn't go to school -- The child with the bandage -- The wild kittens -- The Via Ferrata of joy -- Meditations for older kids, starting at age five -- Meditation on the breath : white light and black smoke -- Meditation on appreciation -- Dedication to all the children in the world -- Walking meditation -- The gift stickers test : compassion level of your child after ten weeks of the program -- Conclusion.
Abstract:
"This mindfulness meditation primer is really two books in one. The first is a guide for parents to the basics and benefits of meditation for children in terms of health, managing emotions, and promoting success in school. The second is a concise practice program for children, featuring Yupsi, the magical dragon. The tales of Yupsi, which are infused with a sense of adventure as well as compassion and empathy, provide a fun and engaging entree to the practice"-- Provided by publisher.
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This mindfulness meditation primer is really two books in one. The first is a guide for parents to the basics and benefits of meditation for children in terms of health, managing emotions, and promoting success in school. The second is a concise practice program for children, featuring Yupsi, the magical dragon. The tales of Yupsi, which are infused with a sense of adventure as well as compassion and empathy, provide a fun and engaging entree to the practice.


Author Notes

Marie-Christine Champeaux-Cunin runs the Paris Drukpa Lineage Center in Paris, France.
Dominique Butet is a kindergarten teacher in Paris, France, where she successfully introduced the practice of meditation to her young pupils. She also regularly runs meditation workshops on compassionate mindfulness for children.


Table of Contents

Matthieu Ricard
Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Part 1 Introduction to Meditationp. 1
1 What Is Meditation?p. 3
2 Why Meditate?p. 8
3 Which Meditation Practice to Choose?p. 19
Part 2 Meditation for Your Childp. 31
4 Meditation Starting at Age Threep. 33
5 The Benefits of Meditation for Your Childp. 36
6 Introduction to the Yupsi Methodp. 43
Part 3 The Yupsi Stories and Meditationsp. 55
7 The Gift Stickers Test: Your Child's Initial Level of Compassionp. 57
8 Every Evening, Do What Yupsi Doesp. 59
The Lotus (or Cross-Legged) Positionp. 59
Three-Breath Meditationp. 60
Meditation on Appreciationp. 61
Dedication to All the Children in the Worldp. 61
9 The Yupsi Storiesp. 62
The Blue Donkey Who Rode a Bikep. 62
The Butterfly Kitep. 65
Trouble in the Land of the Beesp. 68
The Snowshoe Hare Caught in a Frozen Waterfallp. 72
The Child from Ladakhp. 76
The Child with the Bandagep. 79
The Wild Kittensp. 83
The Via Ferrata of Joyp. 87
10 Meditations for Older Kids, Starting at Age Fivep. 92
Meditation on the Breath: White Light and Black Smokep. 93
Meditation on Appreciationp. 95
Dedication to All the Children in the Worldp. 96
Walking Meditationp. 96
11 The Gift Stickers Test: Your Child's Level of Compassion after Ten Weeks of the Programp. 99
Conclusionp. 101
Acknowledgmentsp. 103
Notesp. 105

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