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Creating a Sacred Space
We always start our class with spreading out a special small cloth (gold coloured) with some special trinkets that the children love to decorate, and a few tea light candles that we light just before prayers. The children know that while the candles are going we sit quietly and reverently and listen to prayers and quotes on cards that are distributed beforehand. This is a very formal way to signal the start of class. Even very young and new children can understand and sit quietly for prayers. It is good for us as we always start with some food at 3:30 after school and everyone is a bit hyped up after food. At the close of prayers everyone blows out the candles that are carefully collected and the children put away the rest of the decorations and cloth. Is is very simple but they love it!
Shared by Sara Brill