Dharma Rain - Dharma School
DharmaGarden — Dharma
About the School
When the Buddha was born, he took seven steps. The eighth step was a doozey...
stories and songs, art projects and
games, discussions and ritual, children in our DharmaGarden are offered
opportunities to deepen
of themselves, the teachings of Buddhism and the practice of the Dharma in
their daily lives. We strive to navigate a Middle Way between a sense
of the sacred,
mysterious, and ceremonial, and the light-hearted songs-and-games side of
life. The children learn to use
tools to tackle the deeper questions, and have a good time doing it.
Dharma School is for children and young people ages 3-18 who are interested
in Buddhism or who come from Buddhist homes. It meets
every other Sunday from September to June. Participants are divided
five groups: pre-school, grade school girls, grade school boys, middle
school and high school. See Classes for
more description of each age group.
calendar for 2013-2014.
Besides the biweekly class, other DharmaGarden activities include
picnics and family days; participation in Sangha activities; performances for
the Sangha; service projects; and monthly overnights for both the high school
and middle school groups.
Once a year, we hold “Mandala on the
week-long summer camp for youth 9-18 years old. Dharma Camp combines
traditional camp activities with Buddhist teachings and practice.
For more information, see the manual Sharing
the Dharma with Children.