Becoming Nurturing Families (birth - 2)

Peaches and Cream: Joyful Beginnings

  • 60 US dollars

Course Information

For parents of infants and toddlers - from birth to age 2 Dates: 1st to 22nd June 2022 In these 6 weekly online sessions, we will create a sacred space for parents, where they can feel safe to share, learn, meditate, and be nourished. The time together offers a short pause for parents from their daily routine to foster a connection to themselves and others, as well as provide an opportunity to explore how the parenting journey looks from varying cultural perspectives. The time together offers a short pause for parents from their daily routine to foster a connection to themselves and others, as well as provide an opportunity to explore how the parenting journey looks from varying cultural perspectives. The sessions aim to find a balance of head (knowing/ the View), heart (experiencing, meditating, contemplating), and habit (applying the view and meditation into our lives as parents) in the parenting experience by offering useful insights in the Buddhist worldview. We explore weekly themes specific to those that arise in the first part of early childhood. We begin with contemplating the preciousness of human life and having a human body to progress on the path to Buddhahood. These sessions take place online and parents from any part of the world are welcome to join and connect with other parents and explore the variations and similarities in the journey of parenting in different cultural contexts. There will be ongoing sessions for a period of six weeks to begin with. A second deepening workshop will follow. These sessions are for parents who are in need of ‘an island’ of nourishment and a short pause from busy life to reconnect with themselves, their path of parenthood and to grow.