REGISTRATION OPEN FOR FALL 2021

Through stories and songs, art projects and games, discussions and ritual, children in our Dharma School are offered opportunities to deepen their understanding 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. Through stories and songs, art projects and games, discussions and ritual, children in our Dharma School are offered opportunities to deepen their understanding 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 12-18 who are interested in Buddhism or who come from Buddhist homes. (For fall 2021, we are offering Dharma School for middle school and high school aged children only.) We do not require that either the family or the child identify as Buddhist, much less as a Soto Zen Buddhist. Some Dharma School students have no affiliation with Dharma Rain Zen Center outside of Dharma School. Acknowledging the validity of the spiritual path that their parents are on is an important part of supporting these children. We do ask that children have parental consent, that they are interested in Buddhism, and are willing to participate fully. Parents who are interested in Buddhism are encouraged to participate in Dharma Rain adult programs.

Dharma School will be offered ONLINE to start the season, Fall 2021. Registration is currently open. SUGGESTED FEES ARE $150 PER CHILD. Class runs on Sundays from 10:00 am – 11:15 am. You will have an opportunity to self-select payment at registration. Zoom links to access Dharma School will be sent prior to the first day. Dharma school is open to children at least 12 years of age, (or 6th grade through high school.) We will look at offering Dharma School to younger aged children in the future when we are able to offer an in-person program.

Our students are divided into two groups for fall 2021

Spruce: Middle school

Doug Fir: High school

The 2021-22 Theme Is The Six Paramitas

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