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Buddhist Family Practice
As a part of Buddhist Faith Fellowship of CT, we offer a special service geared toward families with children aged birth to twelve. Our meetings include: - Opening prayer and candle lighting - Setting our intentions (short prayers based on Buddhist teachings) - Mindfulness practices such as chanting and sitting or walking meditation - Readings and activities centered on Buddhist teachings Please dress comfortably. We have chairs and cushions available, but sometimes run short on cushions - feel free to bring your own from home. Younger children may wish to bring a favorite stuffed animal for "breathing buddy" meditation. A donation of $10 per family is suggested. We look forward to seeing you!

Wesleyan University's College of East Asian Studies

343 Washington Terrace · Middletown, CT

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What we're about

“…educating children with warm hearts and clear heads; children who will one day help to create a more compassionate, intelligent and peaceful world.”– Inspired by the words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

What is Buddhist Family Practice?

Buddhist Family Practice is an opportunity for families with children to practice mindfulness and learn traditional Buddhist teachings such as compassion, interdependence, and gratitude. It follows the general format of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship’s regular bi-weekly gathering, but in a shorter, more relaxed format, with elements tailored to children under 13. All ages are welcome!

Where and when do we meet?

We meet at the Wesleyan University Campus in Middletown, Connecticut, at the same location as the regular Buddhist Faith Fellowship gathering:

College of East Asian Studies
Wesleyan University,
343 Washington Terrace
Middletown, Connecticut

We generally meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 9:00 A.M. Please check our calendar for updates and to RSVP.

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Your Generosity is Appreciated

Our practice is run by volunteers, but we have to pay for the room and other program costs.
A donation of $10 per family is suggested. (Checks can be made payable to BFF of CT.)

The BFF is incorporated in the State of Connecticut and registered as a 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax deductible.

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