Program Details

Shambhala Family Camp and Teacher Training

with Kerry MacLean
August 30 / 4:00 PM - September 1 / 4:00 PM

A weekend for families hosted by the Bodhi School of Milwaukee. 




For parents and their children 4-13, and Bodhi School teachers

Cost per adult and one child: $155 to camp in the meadow, $50 for each additional child

Cost per adult and one child: $210 bed in Windhorse Retreat Center bioshelter, $50 for each additional child



Proposed Schedule

Aug 30th

4:00-6:00 Registration and Settling In

6:00-7:00 Dinner

7:00 Welcome and Orientation

7:30 Fearless Friends Exercise

8;00-9:00 Campfire Singing!

8:00-9:00 Teacher Training Talk 1:

The Family Mandala Model, How To Transform Any Class Into a Family Mandala.


Aug 31st

7:00-8:30 Breakfast

9:00 Brief opening talk to parents and children: Family Meditation=Speed Bumps!

9:15 Mind Jar Meditation

9:45-10:00 Water and Bathroom Break

10:00 Kids Hike: Meet the Dralas!

10:00 Parenting as Path Talk and Discussion

12:00-2:00 Lunch Break

2:00-4:00 Family Activity: Kindness Kites

4:00-4:30 Tea Break

4:30-6:00 Open Time - Rest or Play!

4:30 - 6:00 Teacher Training Talk 2:

Master of Space, How the teacher's awareness hold's the space for children to bond and grow deep spiritual ties.

6:00-7:30 Dinner

7:30-9:00 Campfire Singing!


Sept 1st

7:00-8:30 Breakfast

9:00-9:45 The Sakyong's Practices for Children and Families 

9:45-10:00 Water and Bathroom Break

10:00-12:00 Family Activity: Rainbow Calligraphy

12:00-2:00 Lunch Break (pack to go home)

2:00 Closing Talk: Disciplining with Humor: A playful guiding presence

3:00 Departure for Families

3:00 Teacher Training Talk 3:

Deepening the View, An in-depth discussion.


Kerry MacLean

Kerry Lee MacLean is author and illustrator of three best-selling and award-winning series of picture books: The Peaceful Piggy Meditation series, the Moody Cow Meditates series and the Pigs Over Colorado series. She has been leading family meditative arts workshops of all kinds at Shambhala Meditation centers in Europe, Australia and North America for 15 years.







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