About us

Ico Historia


The idea to create this project arose during a journey to India in 2014. One year later,  Little Buddha was already coming to life. In 2015 one of the most prestigious colleges in Portugal accepted the challenge to be our pilot school, and in 2016 many partnerships were created with schools, international colleges, high schools and the John of God Association.

In 2017, after receiving a large number of requests, we began to offer training to the general public. Whether in Porto, Lisbon or the Algarve, our courses are always fully booked.

As a result of our program, meditation has become a reality for more than 10000 children!

Ico Projeto

The Project

Little Buddha‘ program consists in bringing techniques of meditation and mindfulness into the classroom. The results of these very simple exercises are that students become calmer, more attentive and achieve better results. It’s important to note that these exercises do not belong to any particular religion or tradition, rather they exist naturally for the development of all humanity.

This program is aimed for all children from the 1st grade (5 yr-olds) upwards. Our team trains the teachers so that they can apply the exercises in the classroom.

We do regular visits to the schools with whom we are in partnership to ensure that everything is running smoothly.

Both children and teachers have received Little Buddha program in their classrooms with the greatest enthusiasm!

Ico Testemunho

“I’m happy to know that my son’s school has joined Little Buddha program. Everybody wins with this”.

A parent

Ico Missao


Our mission is to bring techniques of mindfulness and meditation to children, mainly in schools in the context of  classroom. We would like these sessions to become part of the day-to-day life of the children, thereby contributing to their development in a natural and holistic way. By protecting education we are protecting the children, and by protecting the children, we are protecting the planet!

Ico Visao


To assist in the evolution of the educational system in a way that facilitates the children’s natural development, so that their world becomes a better place in which to live.

Ico Testemunho

“After requests from the students we practice Meditation before they take their tests, which helps them to relax and to concentrate. Its really good!

Teacher from the 5th Year

Ico Desafio

The Challenge

One of the greatest problems for children is a lack of concentration. As a consequence, some end up suffering from anxiety, frustration and low self-esteem, which can often result in their taking medication. In part, this anxiety is a result of the accelerated pace of life that is imposed upon them, as well as the high levels of work, tests, homework, time spent studying and the excessive stimulations of the digital age.

This is where our program starts. We cannot make the causes of stress disappear, but we can teach the students a natural and holistic technique which will enable them to better manage their emotional and intellectual energies.

When they do the exercises ,  students eliminate anxiety from that present moment. They become more calm and more focused, as well as more sympathetic towards each other and their teacher, which brings an increase in personal satisfaction, effectiveness and productivity.


The Little Buddha team is composed by “ambassadors” who represent the program and work in the area of conscious education.

Tomas Breyner
Tomás Mello Breyner

Founder of "Little Buddha" Yoga teacher


Diogo Meneses

(ISPA Mestrado Psicologia)


Raquel Canhao
Raquel Canhão

IPSS teacher
kids yoga teacher


Joana Magno
Joana Magno



Tiago Jesus
Tiago Jesus

Artist, Yoga teacher


Joana Vaz
Joana Vaz

Master's degree in psychology, mindfulness teacher (MBSR)


Raquel Reis
Raquel Reis

Kids yoga teacher


Patricia Herdeiro
Patrícia Herdeiro



Equipa Rita Evora
Rita Évora



Equipa Pedro Rodrigues
Pedro Rodrigues



Equipa Luis Brito
Luis Brito



“Little Buddha” Book

Livro Pequeno Buda

O Pequeno Buda” written by Tomás Mello Breyner and edited by Penguin Random House / Arena, released on September 8, 2016 tells us about the importance of teaching meditation to children. It is a work of great importance nowadays since it speaks to us of an increasingly delicate subject.

The author of the book begins by explaining who he is and how he got here so he can then come and talk about meditation itself and more specifically meditation for children. It is a book intended for adults, especially parents and teachers. Inserted in the work are also several exercises that allow the reader to put them into practice.

The book is for sale in major bookstores, FNAC, CTT and supermarkets.

“I have a very good feeling when I do the meditation, because I feel more relaxed and I can rest.”

Student of year 4


Activism in education, for a better world!







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Sic Mulher


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Reiki & Yoga


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TALK – “How to educate for a better future”

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TV – “Agora Nós”

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Online Magazine

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Diário de Notícias


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St Peters School

CONGRESS – Congresso Educar


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