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Celebrations: Vesak

May 4, 2023
Vesak is a day when Buddhists around the world commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death (parinirvana) of the Buddha. We think it’s a great day to encourage children to make simple offerings— flowers, incense, and candles—and to abstain from eating meat for the day or do life-release. Maybe host a birthday celebration for the Buddha!

Protected: Children’s Day Resources

March 28, 2023
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Aims of Buddhist Education

March 23, 2023
An article by our advisor, Venerable Bhikku Bodhi, on Buddhism in modern education.

Magha Pujwronga | Sangha Day

March 3, 2023
A short outline of Sangha day, or Magha Puja, which is an important day for the Theravada especially in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Sri Lanka. How do you observe this day? Send ideas to [email protected]

Reflections on running a Parallel Camp

January 16, 2023
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).

Guidance for Raising Children with Dharma

January 10, 2023
A variety of resources to help raise children with Dharma in mind, from the perspective of teachers of the three main Buddhist traditions.

Interview: “The Sacred Work of Sandra Cisneros”

August 17, 2022
Angélica Paljor wrote this interview with Sandra Cisneros published in August, 2022 on Lion’s Roar entitled, “The Sacred Work of Sandra Cisneros.” The author speaks candidly about her own struggles, and how writing has been a practice that has helped transform them. An essential ingredient in Buddhist education is seeing how others integrate their view and practice into their work, art, and lives. Cisneros' example is vital as students work on developing their own voice, and considering how their view and self-expression are inextricable.

MWE Newsletters Archive

July 20, 2022
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Listening to the Buddhists in Our Backyard

June 24, 2022
This initiative, co-created by high school students and faculty at Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts, might inspire teachers to link their classrooms to their local Buddhist communities. Through active engagement, the students were guided to explore the Buddhist resources and traditions that were flourishing around their campus community. They presented their findings in this thoughtful presentation.
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