VIDEO: How to Understand the Mind

Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, talks with Bodhi Kids founder Maya van der Meer about how to explain the mind to an 8-year-old child.

LESSON: Indra’s Net Yarn Toss

Yarn Toss is a common ice-breaker game and can also be used to give students an experiential understanding of interdependence as exemplified in the story of Indra's Net from the Avatamsaka Sutra.

LESSON: Lotus Origami & Emotions as Wisdom

Just like lotuses grow in mud, our mind’s emotions can give rise to wisdom. Fold origami and learn about the wisdom aspects of the five emotions.

LESSON: Bubble Contemplation

Use bubbles as a springboard for children to investigate the experience of viewing conditioned phenomena as both interdependent and impermanent using bubbles.

ACTIVITY: Impermanence Man

Here is a fun approach to Impermanence, one of the thoughts that turn the mind. Kids really get into this. Make a man out of natural materials and observe how it changes over time.

LESSON: Identity from the Buddhist Point of View

Students engage in a variety of activities that enable them to explore how their identity makes them part of their community. Offered by...
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