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Middle Way Education (MWE) is a not-for-profit organization established in 2017, guided by the vision of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and other masters from various Buddhist traditions. Our mission is to build a comprehensive model for Buddhist education, creating pathways for traditional Buddhist wisdom and knowledge to enhance modern education for the benefit of this and future generations.

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Young Vanavasi Retreat

Inspired by our ambition to make Vana a place of learning, the Young Vanavasi Retreat invites children below 16 years of age accompanied by adult family members. Retreat days will include elements of learning, sharing and fun based on Wisdom, Wellness, Creative Arts, Nature and Cuisine. Half-day workshops will allow Young Vanavasis to have immersive experiences across these genres.

To express your interest to participate or to book your retreat, please write to Retreat Reservations at retreat@vana.co.in or call us at +91 135 3911114.

Date: June 24-29, 2018

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ARTICLE: A new model for family-centered dharma communities

Sumi Loundon Kim presents criteria for dharma programs that support both parents and children.

Buddhist Education In the News

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  • USC School of Religion assistant professor Rongdao Lai hosted the Conference on Buddhist Ethics from June 8 to 10. The conference featured 34 scholars who discussed the application of Buddhist principles to important social issues.
  • The International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) is organizing the 17th World Sanskrit Conference (WSC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, from 9–13 July.
  • The website serves as a hub where Buddhist educators can access and share lesson plans, articles, videos, teachings, and practices.
  • Sixty years ago, when Tibetan refugees started arriving in India after the Chinese invasion, they came literally empty-handed...
  • The Dalai Lama addressed an estimated 9000 people, including 900 college students, 112 students from the Men-tsee-khang, 105 students from the Tibetan Transit School, nearly 1400 students from TCV schools—mostly from classes 9-12, 250 from the Dharamsala Buddhist Study Group, more than 2000 interested people from abroad, including 150 Thai monks from the Thai Dhama-Sala Charitable Society, and local Tibetans.

BOOKS: Wide Awake

Wide Awake is a clear and direct introductory guide to Buddhism, written for teens and young adults.
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