Origami Buddha on a Lotus

Origami Buddha on a Lotus

This lesson plan includes everything you need to help children make an origami representation of the Buddha sitting on a lotus. Students will learn about and reflect on their significance and set intentions to make them as offerings.

Reflections on running a Parallel Camp

A discussion of important ideas and considerations when setting up and running a parallel camp, based on an interview with Deer Park camp organizer, Mr. Budhi Singh (Trilok).

Dharma Heroes: A Weekly Program for Introducing Dharma to Children

This document helps parents and educators introduce children to a selection of Dharma Heroes—people who followed in the footsteps of the Buddha—though a series of assemblies or weekly gatherings. Through oral storytelling and inquiry, children explore what is meaningful and relevant about these life stories. Each assembly follows an easily modified pattern with several other elements, including songs, tea, mudras, mindfulness, and more.

Buddhist Ebooks for Children on Buddhanet

Buddhanet is a website dedicated to making the Buddha's teachings freely available to all. This is a valuable collection of freely downloadable children's ebooks in pdf format.

Book Review: Bodhi Sees the World

This books takes us on a colorful adventure with Bodhi and her mother to Bangkok, Thailand, where they explore themes of language, culture, routine, ritual, kindness, compassion and bodhicitta. Recommended for children ages 3 – 7.