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Dharma Heroes: A Weekly Program for Introducing Dharma to Children

January 11, 2023
This assembly planning doc helps educators introduce a diverse range of Dharma Heroes. Using oral storytelling and inquiry as a teaching method, they encouraged kids to ask questions, explore ideas and determine for themselves what was the most meaningful and relevant about these heroes’ life stories.

Book Review: Bodhi Sees the World

December 29, 2022
This books takes us on a colorful adventure with Bodhi and her mother to Bangkok, Thailand, where they explore themes of language, culture, routine, ritual, kindness, compassion and bodhicitta. Recommended for children ages 3 – 7.

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: Holi Rangoli

October 26, 2021
From the Rubin Museum: An art project making rangoli to celebrate the festival of Holi

Family Sundays: Flying Diyas

October 26, 2021
From the Rubin Museum: An art project to make your own diyas for the Diwali festival of lights

Art-Making: Sankranti Kite

October 26, 2021
From the Rubin Museum: A DIY art project to make your own Sankranti Kite

Art-Making: Salt Rangoli

October 26, 2021
From the Rubin Museum: A DIY project to make your own Rangoli

How Many Animals and Mythological Creatures Can You Find?

May 10, 2021
A companion activity to the book Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion, this printout depicts a scene from the book and challenges children to find all of the animals represented in clothing, jewelry, furniture, and decorations.

Teaching History and Symbolism in Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion

May 10, 2021
This key provides references with links to study the history depicted in Kuan Yin: The Princess Who Became the Goddess of Compassion.

Ways to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

February 3, 2021
Activities, rituals, books, and art projects from the Middle Way School for learning about the Lunar New Year and planning your own celebrations.