Message from Thierry Barnet - Zen and Education network
Hoping that you had a good summer, here are a few words about « Zen and children ».
We were surprised to be contacted by schools asking us for our coordinates as some children wished to come and practise in the dojo as well as practising at school. This allowed us to exchange with parents and, as was the case last year, some parents have come to practise zazen.
We have practised with children for three years now, this has allowed us to develop certain approaches and means that bring to children something other than « doing » and we notice a difference in behaviour, even in maturity with certain amongst them.
We therefore continue to propose these activities that we consider to be skillful means to gradually bring youngsters, and people who never would have known zazen, towards zazen practice.
We hope that you will be able to develop this in dojos and schools, it's nothing but happiness for everyone, don't hesitate to ask us questions.
We would be happy to help you develop this approach of zen for children
Best regards to everyone, Gassho,
Corinne and Thierry Barnet