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. 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.

 

Date Class Topic 

January

Jan 8 Teacher’s 2nd Semester Meeting (BK-Big Kids | YK-Young Kids)
Jan-15 BK: Heart Sutra Chanting BK| YK: Mindfulness Gathas (1) Waking Up
Jan -21 BK: Heart Sutra Chanting  | YK: Mindfulness Gathas (2) Hearing the Bell

February

Feb-5 BK: Who is the Buddha? What is Buddhism?
YK: Mindfulness Training 1: Kindness for Life
Feb-12 No Class
Feb-19 BK: Stories from the Buddha – What is karma? Part I | YK: Mindfulness Training 1: Kindness for Life
Feb-26 BK: What is karma? Part II | YK: Meditation and Patience

March

March-5 BK: Stories from the Buddha – What is loving kindness? Part I | YK: Mindfulness Training 3: True Love
March-12 No Class
March-19 BK: What is loving kindness? Part II | YK: Mindfulness Training 4: Loving Speech and Deep Listening
March-26 BK: Stories from the Buddha – Why is meditation important? Part I | YK: Meditation and Patience

April

April-2 BK: Why is meditation important? Part II | YK: Mindfulness Training 5: Nourishment and Healing
April-9 No Class
April-16 BK: Stories from the Buddha -Why following the Precepts is important? How to follow 5 precepts in daily lives Part I | YK: Mindfulness Practice in Daily Life
April-23 BK: How to follow 5 precepts in daily lives Part II | YK: Mindful Activities
April-30 BK: Make Mother’s Day Gift | YK: Meditation and Patience

May

May 7 No Class – attend Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony
May 14 Share what we learned this semester | Birthday/End of Semester Party at 12:30 pm with Venerables and Parents

 

Little Kid’s Class:      

 Big Kid’s Class:

Teachers: Sook and Bob Teachers: Annie and Andres
11:30 am to 11:55 am 11:30 am to 11:40 am
Meditation (walking and sitting) Greeting and Chanting
11:55 am to 12:10 pm 11:40 am to 12:00 pm
Class Topic Meditation
12:10 pm to 12:20 pm 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Children’s Story Dharma and Discussion
12:20 pm to 12:30 pm
Class Discussion or Chanting