Buddha Meditate

Tuesday nights in our house are known as “Mum’s Buddha Night” – when I desert the family to go to a Buddhist meditation & study group. Last night I came home to find Waif had created this little picture and poem and left it beside the bed:

buddha meditates

Here’s the poem (corrected for spellings ;-)) – must do some work on the difference between where and wear!)

Buddha Meditate

Buddha is calm
Peace
Wears a robe
Meditate peacefully
Quiet
Closing eyes.

Didn’t he do a great job?

I am a bit wary of foisting religious beliefs onto my children, but do share with them any teachings that might be useful to them and make their lives easier and calmer. To that end we are reading together Thich Nhat Han’s book “A Pebble for Your Pocket“, which is a very gentle introduction to mindfulness for children.Β  It’s a lovely book – one that I would recommend to those of any faith or no faith, child or adult.

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18 thoughts on “Buddha Meditate

  1. He did a fabulous job!

  2. He did a brilliant job, so thoughtful too, aren’t kids the best at that? Am same about the idea of indoctrination, I think an overall study of many religions is nice though. That drawing would look lovely in stitch…

  3. Laura says:

    I have read some of A Pebble for your Pocket to Phoebe. I love it. πŸ™‚
    Great picture and poem. πŸ™‚ x

    • vivjm says:

      Thanks Laura. I think I saw a picture of the book on your blog and that reminded me that I had the book & it was probably about time to be reading it to the boys!!

  4. Andria says:

    What a great little card to come home to!

  5. Absolutely, unbelievably awesome! You have such artists of the mind, heart, and soul in your household. Lovely….as is Buddhist study and meditation πŸ™‚

    • vivjm says:

      Aw, thanks Michele. It’s so lovely to see them developing their creativity, as it’s not something I ever felt comfortable with when I was growing up – I was much too straight-laced and academic!

  6. FranT says:

    I just love this! What a wonderful gift:)

  7. I brought up Buddha to my 7 year old granddaughter a couple days ago and her reply indicated to me that she knew of him. But as our conversation continued, I realized she thought he was a statue. πŸ™‚ She found it hard to believe that he had once lived as we do now. – I’ll check out that book, thanks for the post.

    • vivjm says:

      I think the book would be great for your granddaughter. There is actually a story in there about a young novice monk who did think the Buddha was a statue, so your granddaughter could probably relate to that really well. The conclusion of the story is that Buddha is not “out there” but “in here”.

      • I ended up writing a post in which I included my granddaughters conversation and I want to let you know I linked your Buddha post. (Its called Buddha the Statue) πŸ™‚ Thanks much for the book info.

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