On January 31, 2010, Sahaja Yogis of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, held a program in one of the children’s homes of the region for children of 5-10 yrs. It was one of the brightest and most vibrational programs we had ever conducted for children!
When we arrived at the children’s home, the volunteers of the “Children’s Project” (non-yogis supporting the orphans of our region) welcomed us very warmly (we had got acquainted with them on the Evening in the Indian Style “At Laxmi’s” which was held in December 2009). While the musicians were getting ready, our sisters started decorating the children’s hands in mehendi style. Before painting, we asked the kids Read the rest of this entry »
At the beginning of January, Russian Yuva Shakti held a concert with giving self-realization for the kids of about 7 yr old – little sportmen. All the kids and their coach were fascinated with what they felt. Here you can read a full account of the program: Self-realization Programs for Children during the New Year Yuva Shakti Seminar in Russia .
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was: a four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”
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Teacher Debbie Moon’s first graders were discussing a picture of a family.
One little boy in the picture had a different hair color than the other members. One of her students suggested that he was adopted. A little girl said, “I know all about adoption, I was adopted..”
“What does it mean to be adopted?”, asked another child. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a story of the famous (late) Indian Scientist Dr. Hargobind Khorana and his son…
Dr Khorana had, with complicated logic, proved to his eminent peers that God does not exist. Firm in this belief, and wanting to hammer it home, he put up a sign to this effect over the door to his house: “GOD IS NOWHERE”!
His little son returned from school and proudly told his father that he could now manage to read sentences. Dr Khorana promptly asked his son to read the statement above the main door. The little boy looked hard at the line and began: Read the rest of this entry »
We have made several crafts devoted to the New Year’s Tree together with our 19 mo old daughter. Here is what we got (7 crafts of the New Year’s Tree):
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Last Sunday children’s meditaion and art meeting was devoted to Christmas. We offered Christmas Puja and then the art and cooking parts followed. You can read the whole account of the activities we did with the kids in the article “Christmas Gifts: Christmas Balls Made by Children, or the Fourth Meeting of the Children’s Art-group“. And here are the Christmas Tree balls the children made at the meeting:
In a small town Nazareth, there lived a young girl, Mary by name.
She has got an open heart and she loved God very much. Once Angel Gabriel* came to her.
He was sent by God. The angel told her that she would give birth to a son whose name would be Jesus.
In some time Mary and her husband Joseph started off to Bethlehem. The way was long. They went for several days. When they came to Bethlehem, they had no place to live in. Little time was left till Jesus’ birth. That is why Read the rest of this entry »