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Culture

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. 

How to Create a Dharma Culture at Home

October 9, 2020
We asked Sumi Loundon Kim for her thoughts on building a culture of dharma in the home, and she wrote us this delightful article. Sumi explores how to use sacred spaces, the five senses, and personal composure with specific examples drawn from her life experiences as a child and as a parent.

Geography—What is it for?

July 19, 2018
This short animated video helps explain the importance of inquisitiveness and the interconnectedness of humans and the environment.