Meditative and Mindful Practicing of Self
Keywords:Educational alternatives, progressive education, alternative education, difference, meditation, mindfulness
This short overview is of some findings from a study on a secular meditation of children living in Pune, Maharashtra, India. The children in my study had for several years practiced a breath awareness and loving kindness meditation at the NGO where they lived and/or at the school they attend. I asked three guiding questions:
1)Â Â Â How does the child experience meditation?
2)Â Â Â How does the child build morality through meditation practice?How does the childâ€™s meditation practice offer certain â€œprotectiveâ€ benefits?
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