Sitting Together

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“In Sitting Together, Sumi Loundon Kim has created a wonderfully rich mindfulness curriculum for families. She weaves together her great wisdom and compassion and a strong base of practical, real life experience. This book is a generous offering to parents, teachers, and children everywhere. Highly recommended.”—Joseph Goldstein, author of Mindfulness


“Brilliant! This gentle curriculum distills the essence of Buddhist mind and heart training into 36 lessons. It is a delightful journey into mindfulness and compassion, offering essential tools for a generation of children entering our increasingly complex world. No child should leave home without them!”—Christopher Germer, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion


“What a wonderful, and deeply needed, contribution to contemporary life: a course on ‘spiritual fluency’ for families and for teachers of young children. Sumi Loundon Kim knows her material from the inside out and conveys it in a caring, direct, fun-filled voice. I suspect this work will not only bring well-being to families and communities, it will bring great joy as well.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness


“Spirituality matters when it comes to raising resilient children and parents often ask me for a soup to nuts program that teaches spirituality to kids. Kudos to Sumi for delivering just that! Her years as a dharma practitioner, mom and teacher shine through this wonderful curriculum—one that is readable, comprehensive and interactive.”—Susan Kaiser-Greenland, author of The Mindful Child and co-founder of Inner Kids


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A Family-Centered Curriculum on Mindfulness, Meditation & Buddhist Teachings

Sumi Loundon Kim

This three-volume set provides a complete curriculum for adults and children to learn about mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist teachings together, either in the home, in partnership with other families, or with a local center.

The Adult Study Guide (280 pages) offers thirty-six lesson plans including meditation practices, homework, readings, and reflection questions for group study.

The Children’s Lesson Plans (296 pages), used in conjunction with the Adult Study Guide, provides step-by-step instructions for teachers on meditation exercises, stories, crafts, songs, and games.

The Activity Book (136 pages) is a perfect companion to enhance the children’s education with over 50 coloring pages, puzzles, and other fun activities.

This comprehensive curriculum for adults and children ages 3–12 has five units on meditation, kindness, ethics, character, and service. It is perfect for any family, Dharma center, yoga studio, or religious, educational, or community organization that wants to incorporate a mindfulness program for children and their families.


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book information
  • Paperback
  • 712 pages, 7.75 x 10.00 inches
  • $64.95
  • ISBN 9781614294351
about the author
Sitting Together

Rev. Sumi Loundon Kim is the Buddhist chaplain at Yale University and founder of the Mindful Families of Durham. She has published two anthologies, Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists and The Buddha’s Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists. Following a master’s degree from the Harvard Divinity School, she served as the associate director at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and as the Buddhist chaplain at Duke University. She lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Other books by Sumi Loundon Kim:
The Buddha’s Apprentices
Blue Jean Buddha
Sitting Together Activity Book

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