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What Qualities to Look for in a Buddhist Educator

July 8, 2021
When hiring teachers for a Buddhist school, credentials are not necessarily the most important thing—nor is being a "good" Buddhist. Here's what to look for instead.

The Power of Love Is Always Available

May 7, 2021
Maya van der Meer talks about her new children's book that tells the story of Kuan Yin, the Buddhist deity of compassion.

Dharma Doesn’t Change: Teaching Anti-Racism In A Buddhist Context

April 9, 2021
MWS founder and MWE executive director Noa Jones writes about how the Middle Way School approaches anti-racism in a Buddhist context.

The Three Spheres of a Middle Way Education

March 9, 2021
The Middle Way Curriculum is based on three primary Spheres of Learning or areas of focus: one elective; one academic; and the dharma.

Newly-released Blue Lion Album brings dharma to children through music

March 8, 2021
Simon Thomas talks about the just-released Blue Lion Album, the Dharma Kids Collective, and what makes quality Buddhist resources for children.

How Family Life Dishes Up Life’s Greatest Lessons

February 23, 2021
Why you should know about the Buddhist practice of “Beginner’s Mind.”

My Experience Teaching English in Nepal (Part III)

February 5, 2021
In Part III, Denitsa Gancheva shares what her students taught her about herself, life, and education itself during her time teaching English to monks at Maratika Monastery in Nepal.

Buddhist Wisdom as a Foundation for Education

January 21, 2021
Neil Amas writes about why Buddhist wisdom can add great value to a modern education, and what makes a Buddhist education unique.

Time Outs, Strong Emotions & Needing Space: Lessons from a Buddhist Preschool

December 16, 2020
Deborah McNamara offers her experiences applying the Principles of Contemplative Parenting shared by Alaya Preschool in Boulder, Colorado.
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