Anyone who has ever watched children engage in their lives recognizes that seemingly simple every day actions are imbued with whole-hearted attention. The Dharma School brings these qualities forth and engages children in fundamental Dharma teachings.
We explore questions such as “How can hanging up our coat be an act of generosity?” “What is patience in relation to watching a plant grow?” “How is kindness reflected in how we eat our food?”
Children learn to meditate for short periods of time and begin a process of reflecting on their thoughts, feelings and actions.
Through various developmentally appropriate activities in art, music, play, storytelling, discussion and meditation, children will deepen their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. They begin to recognize and practice simple values such as listening attentively, paying close attention to their actions, developing the process of patience, giving, receiving and many other important teachings. As of 2014 we have enriched our classes by integrating the curriculum of Mindful Schools.