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Articles offer insight, information, and first-person perspectives on Buddhist education, in order to inspire and inform educators and parents. Some are original to Middle Way Education, and others have been submitted by contributors across our global network.

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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.

Let’s Try Something New: Lessons Learned from a Buddhist Preschool

December 16, 2020
Deborah McNamara explores the principles of Contemplative Parenting as shared by Alaya Preschool, and reflects on how they relate to her experiences as a parent.

My Experience with Abiding Heart Education’s Child Development Course

November 20, 2020
"Child Development from Birth to Rebirth," now offered online, took me on a journey of self-discovery and inquiry, through lectures on Buddhism, developmental science, meditation and medicine, arts and dance.

A glimpse into the Abiding Heart Kindergarten Curriculum

November 6, 2020
A glimpse into the content of the kindergarten curriculum that trainees learn how to teach at Abiding Heart Education.

Middle Way School’s Thematic Units Overview

October 21, 2020
The Middle Way School organizes the academic year by 8 thematic units, drawn from traditional Buddhist practice and study that seem most fertile for student inquiry.

The Five Domains of Learning at the Middle Way School

October 21, 2020
Middle Way School's five domains of learning balance Sciences; Humanities; Arts; Embodiment; and Contemplation.
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