Rites of Passage
August 3–9, 2009
Rites of Passage, for 8 to 10 year-olds, marks the transition all children make at this age from being solely family centered to becoming an important member of the community as well. In this program children are first introduced to contemplative arts such as Kyudo (Zen archery) and calligraphy, as well as to the possibility of regular meditation practice. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, children experience belonging to a spiritual community of their own, separate from family members. They begin to explore who they uniquely are and what kind of adults they aspire to become.
This program is restricted to children attending Family Camp.
The $80 fee is in addition to the charge for attending Family Camp.
Sally Durgananda Kempton was a monk and teacher in the Vedic tradition for nearly 30 years. In 2002, with her teacher’s blessing, she put aside her monastic robes to begin teaching independently. Sally now travels extensively and offers workshops and retreats that integrate meditation, yoga wisdom and spiritual life-skills. Considered a “teacher’s teacher,” she is known for her ability to inspire long-time practitioners to free themselves from routine meditation practice and deepen their understanding. Sally is also considered adept at transmitting meditation and applying tantric teachings to daily life situations. The author of The Heart of Meditation: Pathways to a Deeper Experience, she also writes the monthly Wisdom column for Yoga Journal.
Financial aid is available for this program.