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A simple but complete mindfulness meditation program for children as young as three years old and their parents, designed to encourage kindness and empathy.
More and more children are experiencing the benefits of mindfulness practices at home and in school to reduce stress, regulate emotions, and improve concentration. But true mindfulness practice also opens the heart and increases compassion and empathy. This is really two books in one: a guide for parents to the basics and benefits of meditation for children, and a concise practice program of mindfulness meditation for children, ages three to seven. The program includes stories, bedtime rituals, and an audio download, featuring Yupsi, a magical dragon. Yupsi’s boundless optimism and good nature will inspire children to feel confidence in their emotions and help them develop natural kindness and altruism.
About the Author
MARIE-CHRISTINE CHAMPEAUX-CUNIN is a former entrepreneur in the micro-computer business, who came to Buddhism twelve years ago and now runs the Paris Drukpa Lineage Center. She divides her time between Paris, France, where she lives, and the Himalayas, where she studies with her masters and does regular retreats in Bhutan.
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.
“I am quite confident that reading about the magic breath of Yupsi the Little Dragon and learning to practically apply the lessons contained in the stories will provide precious tools for an education in the joy of living and learning—for our own good and for that of society.”
—from the foreword by Matthieu Ricard