ON THIS HOLY DAY, OUR ACTIVITIES WILL BE MOSTLY STORY TELLING AND MAKING THANGKAS IN THE NALANDA MASTERS GARDEN.
Dharma Kids is Chenrezig Institute’s new program for primary school children. It builds on many years of past children’s programs and includes a few new features.
Starting in 2023 Dharma Kids will be offered twice a month on the first and third Saturdays of each month. The core program includes learning about the Buddha and how Buddhism can help in our daily lives. The emphasis though is still on secular ethics, something His Holiness Dalai Lama often speaks about.
New activities will be included in the program and some will be held in different locations within the Chenrezig grounds such as the Art Studio and Garden of Enlightenment. There will also be a few sessions offered each year that are just for parents. These special activities will be advertised in advance so keep an eye on the website and newsletter.
We ask that you register online to ensure adequate resources are provided for each session. Dharma Kids is on the first and third Saturdays each month from 10:30 – 12:00. The suggested donation of $5.00 per child covers all materials used in the Dharma Kids program.
Venerable Wangmo is a retired teacher who worked mostly with primary school children as a classroom teacher and teacher of students with learning difficulties.
She also taught in high school, TAFE and university settings. Wangmo spent 30 years dabbling with different Buddhist schools before meeting the Mahayana, and settling into more formal studies. She was ordained in 2020 by our own Geshe Tsultrim.
Please register below – there is no charge to register your child but we do like to have a good idea of numbers so that the coordinator can prepare properly.
A contribution of $5 to cover materials is greatly appreciated and you can do this through the form below mentioning that it is for the Dharma Kids.
Parents should accompany children.