Chenrezig Institute’s popular Dharma Club will continue to offer a monthly session throughout 2012 for children aged over five.
The aim is to teach children the universal values of kindness
and how to be happy
. Incorporating Buddhist principles, we hope to open children's minds to exploration of values such as humility, kindness, respect and responsibility.
Commencing Sunday 6th February from 10.15am - 12 noon
and continuing on the first Sunday of every month
through the year, Dharma Club will be held at the Garden of Enlightenment or the Community Room (building off the carpark at the bottom of stairs); check signs at the bottom of the stairs on Dharma Club days for direction.
We will continue the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life
program from the Essential Education for Children
publication Ready Set Happy
as the foundation for this year’s activities. Children, young people, and their families will be provided with materials on each guideline and have the opportunity to use the guidelines and activities at home to maintain interest, generate questions, and let ideas sink in.
The topics to be covered this year include responsibility, forgiveness, gratitude, principles, aspirations, service, and courage
The focus of Dharma Club is on fun whilst learning about how to live a happy life. Activities include meditation, games, story-telling, discussions, sharing, and art & craft.
Please bring a water bottle, morning tea snack, hat, shoes, and towel for meditation/relaxation. Gold coin donation appreciated to help met the cost of materials.
Details about 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life are available at www.essential-education.org
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the new look Dharma Club in 2012!
Ros and Anne
Dharma Club Co-ordinators
Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian