Children’s Class Schedule

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in Ongoing Programs | Comments Off on Children’s Class Schedule

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The English Dharma Group offers classes for children 4 to 11 years of age on three Sundays a month. The class aims to expose young children to basic Buddhist teachings in a fun and nurturing environment.

Children are divided into two classes by age; young children, age 4 to 7 years meet in Kwan Yin Hall. Children age 8 to 11 years gather in one of the Temple’s study rooms.

The program not only teaches meditation, but also some of the basic Buddhist messages, such as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and the concept of Loving-Kindness. The children learn variations on the Buddha’s life story and have opportunities to explore it all through arts, crafts, chanting, discussion, meditation, and simple yoga exercises.

Our 2nd semester ended May 14.

The 2017/2018 school year starts on August 20.

 

 Samples Class Topics 2016/2017

  • January     Heart Sutra Chanting | Introduction to Mindfulness
  • February   Introduction to Buddhism | Life story of the Buddha | Loving Kindness
  • March        Karma | True Love | Loving Speech&Listening | Meditation | Patience
  • April           Nourishment | Importance of Meditation | Precepts
  • May            Mothers’ Day Gift | Sharing | Birthday& End of Semester Party