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Classroom Visits

An introduction to zazen and japanese culture has been well received in the classroom setting! Children are first allowed to express their energy and emotions through movement and then given a chance to be with themselves in silence. These images are from a Kinder grade school in Mérida Yucatán.

Singing together.

Always asking them before the activity: How do you feel now? What are you thinking? What are you feeling? Not trying to change it. Just observe. And always returning to the same questions at the end of the activity. Observe what shifted, what stayed the same. Be ok with it, let it be like that.

The following images are from an elementary school in México City:

Reaching to Heaven and Earth.

Thank you to all the great teachers that make this possible. Gassho.

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