Orientation Program at the Middle Way School

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Orientation Program at the Middle Way School

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Summary An example of an orientation day at the Middle Way School. The details vary from year to year, but this example from our model school gives a glimpse into what this looked like in 2020.
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Before school starts in the autumn, each family comes for an orientation class picnic. Each child is guided through the forest, making eight offerings along the way. The eight offerings align with traditional offering substances found on altars throughout the Himalayas—drinking water, washing water, flower, incense, candles, perfume (we used bug spray!), food, and music. Students meet their teacher on the path and set an aspiration for the year. We also set a boundary around the learning space using flower petals and song.

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