Dharma School for Kids

Dharma School for Kids is created to help facilitate this means and create a safe haven for our children, and to foster a supportive learning environment.

Children will learn about:
• Creating awareness and planting the seeds of goodness
• Building their confidence and social adaptability
• Meditation and deep breathing exercises
• Participate in arts and performances
• Storytelling
• And other various activities
Dharma School for Kids seeks to develop mindfulness and instill core values for our younger generation.

*To keep everyone safe, Dharma School will be conducted virtually this fall semester.

AGE GROUP: 7-10
DATES: (12 classes):
September: 20, 27 (9/20 Introduction, 9/27 First class)
October: 4, 11, 18, 25
November: 1, 8, 15, 22
December: 6, 13 (12/13 Closing and reflecting)
TIME: (60 min): 11:00am - 12:00pm

To Love and Care for Children Among the ten great disciples of the Buddha, Katyayana was the greatest at debate. There was a time when he left the Buddha to go south to teach the Dharma in Rajagrha. One day, he sent one of his very young disciples back to Jetavana Monastery to see the Buddha. When the Buddha saw his young visitor who had traveled so far to see him, he immediately said to Ananda, “Ananda, Prepare an extra bed in my room, for this little disciple of Katyayana to stay with me.” When the news of this kind gesture of the Buddha reached Katyayana, he was deeply impressed, and thereafter made additional effort to spread the Dharma. Witnessing how the Buddha cared for the young novice monk, his own disciples learned how to treat the novice monks in the sangha, such as Kuni and Rahula, with more care and dared not neglect them. In the sutras, we often find the Buddha’s sincere advice on how to respect those younger than us and not regard them as unimportant. Usually, the Buddha did not force rules onto his disciples. More often, he acted in accordance with what he taught and exemplified the Dharma through his own actions. This earned him great respect and wholehearted obedience from his followers, who came from all directions to learn from him. -- Footprints in the Ganges: The Buddha's Stories on Cultivation and Compassion (By Venerable Master Hsing Yun)

Dharma School for Youth

Dharma School Youths is created to help facilitate this means and create a safe haven for our children, and to foster a supportive learning environment.

Dharma School for Youth seeks to define and refine the fundamental values of life and how Dharma can effectively help them navigate through tough times. Through various practical means, the program helps to develop a strong foundation for our youths. The program also focuses on helping students develop their public speaking, leadership, confidence, team collaboration, and decision-making. With engaged teachers and a positive environment, this is a place where youths can learn more about how the Dharma can build a lasting foundation that will carry for a lifetime.


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>*To keep everyone safe, Dharma School will be conducted virtually this fall semester.

AGE GROUP: 11-17

DATES: (12 classes):

September: 20, 27 (9/20 Introduction, 9/27 First class)

October: 4, 11, 18, 25

November: 1, 8, 15, 22

December: 6, 13 (12/13 Closing and reflecting)

TIME: (60 min): 11:00am - 12:00pm

To Love and Care for Children Among the ten great disciples of the Buddha, Katyayana was the greatest at debate. There was a time when he left the Buddha to go south to teach the Dharma in Rajagrha. One day, he sent one of his very young disciples back to Jetavana Monastery to see the Buddha. When the Buddha saw his young visitor who had traveled so far to see him, he immediately said to Ananda, “Ananda, Prepare an extra bed in my room, for this little disciple of Katyayana to stay with me.”

When the news of this kind gesture of the Buddha reached Katyayana, he was deeply impressed, and thereafter made additional effort to spread the Dharma. Witnessing how the Buddha cared for the young novice monk, his own disciples learned how to treat the novice monks in the sangha, such as Kuni and Rahula, with more care and dared not neglect them.

In the sutras, we often find the Buddha’s sincere advice on how to respect those younger than us and not regard them as unimportant. Usually, the Buddha did not force rules onto his disciples. More often, he acted in accordance with what he taught and exemplified the Dharma through his own actions. This earned him great respect and wholehearted obedience from his followers, who came from all directions to learn from him.

-- Footprints in the Ganges: The Buddha's Stories on Cultivation and Compassion (By Venerable Master Hsing Yun)