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Book Readings /

Storytelling

We offer

  • author visits and book readings in Schools

  • Dzogchen for Kids stories and songs at Festivals,

  • weekly online Dzogchen for Kids Classes.

Please contact us if you'd like to book a remote or in person book reading for your setting. 

 

Below are

  • pictures and videos of past events.

  • tech requirements for online or on-site visits

  • testimonials

  • high res photos to download for programs at book reading events.

Past Storytelling Events

What a visit includes

The sessions are based on our Dzogchen books for Kids and include:

  • an introduction to the on the fly meditation of short moments of strong mind.

  • interactive storytelling, engaging children to share their experience of stormy feelings and explore the choice to meditate for short moments. 

  • a perfect mix of stories with real life accounts of the practice and pure wisdom teachings, with prompts for discussion.

  • singing and melodies that go with the books and make key instructions memorable.

  • meeting 'Lucy Diamond' and other characters from the books in 3D!

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Testimonials

"A hug for the soul. 
I learnt more here than in any other workshops I went to,
all were healing but this is the best."

— Audience member at Small World Solar Stage, 
Buddhafield Festival 2022

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Tech set-up for in-person visits

If the meeting is in person,

  • Seating: in semi circle, with children in parents lap

  • the author can hold the books by hand 

  • or for a large event : project the images on a wall (let us know if a projector is required)

  • The music can be acoustic or mic'ed up 

Contact celine@shortmomentsforkids.com with any questions

Tech set-up for online visits

For meetings on zoom: 

  • We will share the screen for the images of the ebooks to be seen or we will hold the physical books up (with mirror mode on for readability)

  • Please set up the camera so Celine can see all children, and if it is a big class, lovely to have Celine's screen projected on the wall

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Interactive Stories

Through interactive stories, visuals from the books, songs and timeless wisdom metaphors, children discover what about them is always open and clear like the sky, their mind.

 

The sessions are humorous as we reflect on stormy feelings and life-changing in that one never forgets when they were pointed out their basic goodness!

 

We believe children have the birthright to have access to education in the nature of mind and it is a joy to provide this through books and stories.

DBS, Insurance, and Qualifications

Celine has a Dbs, up to date First Aid training and liability insurance covering her to conduct workshops with kids at schools and public events.

She has a BA and MA in Devised Theatre from Dartington College of Arts (2007) and is skilled at holding live performances. (Winner of Soundscape and Versatility Awards at NSDF 2006)

She is a registered childminder in the UK since 2009, very used to loving and empowering kids aged 2-12.

She is a disciple of Ziji Rinpoche since 2007 and was invited to join the teacher training in 2018. She is a licensed Short Moments and Short Moments for Kids Trainer.

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Accompanying 

Musicians

The shows can be accompanied by live music with long term students of Ziji Rinpoche Samantha Dingle and/or John Wright (on pic). The music can be amplified or acoustic. 

Samantha Dingle holds a Montessori teacher qualification, a DBS check and First Aid Qualification. She is a professional musician and song writer from the Sam and Henry duet. She wrote several of the Short Moments for Kids melodies like the 'Happy Lane or Whiny Lane' and the 'Find Mind' melody. 

John Wright is Celine's childminding Assistant, he has experience running Kids Adventures Camps and as a replacement teacher bringing music to schools. He is the composer and singer at Massive Vibe Live! (lyrics by Ziji Rinpoche). He wrote the melodies for 'the Orange Solution' and performs the 'Always Open like Baby Skye' song

Hi-res Images

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