Dharma for Kids
Kids, ages 5 – 10, learn basic Buddhist ideas like the importance of loving everyone, being generous, what to do when we get angry, and how to calm down.
We begin at 9am with singing"The Liberating Prayer", then we have a brief teaching/story (typically about 15 minutes), followed by a hands-on activity, and sometimes a short meditation using our imagination. After class ends at about 9:45am we have snacks.
Parents are encouraged to sit in on the class and will be able to use what is learned in class throughout the week. Practicing meditation together can support a family life filled with loving-kindness, peace and harmony.
The teachings utilize traditional Buddhist stories and meditations from the books of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, adapted for modern kids.
Twice per month on Sundays Please note classes are on break for the summer. Childrens class will resume in the fall
Dates & Times:
9:00am – 9:45am
Location: Kalpa Bhadra Kadampa Buddhist Center
251 Wiconisco Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Teacher: Erica Richardson
Cost: Donations Welcomed! Registration: No registration required.
Twice per month on Sundays
Please note classes are on break for the summer. Childrens class will resume in the fall
Frequently asked questions about Dharma for Kids:
"Do I or my family have to be Buddhist to attend?"
Definitely not. People of any religious or non-religious background are welcome to attend. Our only aim is to help children become happier by utilizing practical spiritual tools.
"What age range of children are invited?"
Our current group of children ranges from about 5 – 10 years. We welcome requests from parents who have children that are younger or older.