Meditation for Kids – Hampton Roads, VA


“May every living being be happy.

May all hatred and harming stop in this world.

May everyone love one another perfectly, like Buddha does.

And may every living being find a meaningful life.”  

– Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso –

Please Note: The Center’s Meditation for Kids program is offered monthly and will be held on the second Sunday of the month.

meditation for kids

11:00am -12:15pm

This class is a place where families can go to learn together how to develop harmony, confidence and methods to calm our minds and be happy in these uncertain and busy times.

While parents and guardians attend the Sunday Morning Class, kids can attend a special class just for them. The purpose of these classes is to develop and nature positive qualities in young children through meditation, art activities and beneficial thinking. Kids will also be gently guided through a simple, relaxing meditation and given techniques to gain confidence, focus and consideration for others.

Each class has a short talk-story based and meditation plus fun activities that foster kindness, patience and giving.  This class is suitable for ages 4 to 12 years, with teens welcome to attend our General Program class.

We ask that children under four be accompanied by a parent. Yet, parents are welcome to stay for any age child.

The Teachers : 

Linda Braunm: Linda is a student teacher training in the Center’s Foundation Program, a systematic study program under the guidance and instruction of our Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Chogden. She is a retired school teacher with a deep and sincere wish to teach meditation and the practical aspects of Buddhist teachings in a family setting. She presents Buddha’s teachings with great clarity and a strong sense of compassion. Linda has also taught meditation in the Center’s adult programs.

Mary Giangregorio : Mary is the assistant in our Sunday Meditation for Kids program. A retired school teacher, she prepares the virtuous object project of the day along with art activities that the children engage in. She is married, with adult children and a grandmother to a two year old who is a daily part of her life. She has a gentle and calming nature and is life long practitioner of Buddha’s teachings.

When is the class?

Second Sunday from 11 am to 12:15 pm. Runs concurrently with Advice for Daily Life

Where is the class?

Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Center
156 Newtown Road
Suite A2
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

What is the Cost?  FREE