Dharma for Kids

SUNDAYS 10:30 – 11:45AM

 Held at the same time as Prayers for World Peace for kids ages 4-10.

During adult class, kids can attend a special class just for them. In these classes, kids learn basic Buddhist teachings like the importance of loving everyone, being generous, what to do when we get angry, and how to calm down. Each class includes a prayer, short teaching, short meditation and a craft project that explores the spiritual theme of the teaching. Classes are taught by experienced and dedicated Dharma students. Kids need to be accompanied by an adult who is attending Prayers for Peace. Children under the age of four may attend the class if a parent or guardian stays and assists them in participating in the class.

For more temple offerings for children and families, check out our Kadampa Family Retreats.

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All ages are welcome at the temple on Sundays. Older children and teens are welcome to attend Prayers for World Peace with their parents. Children under four can attend Dharma for Kids together with their parents. There is also a video feed available for parents with infants.



Dharma for Kids is offered at the same time as Prayers for World Peace, and children cover the same topics as the adults in a simplified and kid-friendly manner. See the Prayers for World Peace listing for topics and dates.

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Kit Gianas loves sharing Dharma with children. Kit is a longtime Buddhist practitioner and senior student on the Teacher Training program. Widely admired for her giving heart, Kit finds inspiration in Buddha’s teachings on developing compassion for all living beings.

“There is not a single living being who is not a suitable object of our compassion.”
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


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Charles Morris is a senior student on the Teacher Training Program and father of two. Charles is admired for his peaceful presence and clear teachings. Charles is inspired by Buddha’s teachings on emptiness, the true nature of reality.

“Outer and inner phenomena are like illusions, like dreams, and like reflections of the moon in a clear lake. For though they appear they do not truly exist.”
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


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Ellen Morris is dedicated to sharing Dharma with children in a way that they can understand. Ellen is a Teacher Training Program student at KMC WA and a long-term Buddhist practitioner. Ellen loves the Buddhist teachings on finding peace within the mind.

“Without inner peace outer peace is impossible.”
-Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


Kadampa Meditation Center Washington
6556 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98117 (map)
(206) 526-9565

Kadampa Meditation Center Washington


Free!

Children must be accompanied by an adult attending Prayers for World Peace; no need to pre-register.

How can Buddha’s teachings benefit children? Even young children can benefit from Buddha’s teachings on pacifying and controlling the mind. Children and families do not need to be Buddhist to enjoy these benefits.

Can I attend the class to observe with my child, or stay if my child does not feel comfortable with me leaving? Yes. Many adults choose to stay with their children for the first time or two to get a feeling for the class and to make sure their child feels comfortable.

How can we continue our studies at home? Our temple bookstore has several books designed for children of all ages to explore Buddha’s teachings. You can also practice brief meditations at home together with your children – bedtime is a great time to practice!