Secular Buddhism Podcast with Noah Rasheta
September 6, 2022
An accessible podcast series with 30-40 minute episodes that cover some of Buddhism's most basic tenets from a Zen Buddhist practitioner who is familiar with other traditions. Great for beginners and also seasoned practitioners. MWS often recommends this podcast for curious parents who enroll at the school with limited understanding of Buddhism.
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.
Family Sundays: Mandala Lab
October 26, 2021
From the Rubin Museum: An engaging art project in mandala making with the aim of exploring our emotions
Family Sundays: Dissolving Fears
October 26, 2021
From the Rubin Museum: An art project to explore letting go of fear and attachment
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche On Harmony
May 10, 2021
Is harmony a Buddhist concept? Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche addresses this and other questions relating to the concept of harmony in education.
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche on Buddhist Education
November 30, 2020
Speaking at the Buddha Educational Foundation in Taipei, Rinpoche presents his vision of a buddhist education for life. (Click 'Download' for a transcript).
Shugen Roshi: Introduction to the Eightfold Path
November 6, 2020
On October 9, 2020, Shugen Roshi, the abbot of the Zen Mountain Monastery and advisor to the Middle Way School, gave a talk on the Eightfold Path to MWS teachers and parents.
Buddhism for Beginners
May 27, 2020
Tricycle Magazine's Buddhism For Beginners offers an approachable introduction to the teachings and history of Buddhism.
5 Buddhist Podcasts for Teens and Young Adults
October 21, 2019
5 podcasts for teens and young adults.
Why Do We Need a New Model of Education?
May 11, 2018
Kristin Lhatso and Noa Jones briefly summarize why a new model of Buddhist education for children is necessary. They articulate much of what Middle Way Education aims to achieve, and why.