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Children’s Dharma Program

Children's Program

The KCC Children’s Program is an opportunity to introduce children to Buddhist values within a supportive, sincere dharma community using simple dharma activities, storytelling, open discussion, songs, art projects and activities, including play, to promote kindness and compassion. Our goal is to provide a fun, meaningful experience for all.

Sunday Morning Children’s Program

On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 9:00 to 11:00 am, we offer the Sunday Morning Children’s Program. This program normally starts in September and runs through the second Sunday in June. In July and August we meet once a month on the fourth Sunday. We require that at least one parent or guardian be present at KCC when their child attends.

The age range we currently serve is 5 to 12; however, we do allow slightly younger and older children on a case by case basis as appropriate. Please feel free to discuss this with the program coordinator if needed.

While there is no fee for the program, dana (offerings) are accepted and go towards helping us continue providing programs such as these. In order to support the program on Sundays we ask that parents agree to be available to assist the teacher if needed – this is a shared role and can be filled by parents or other adults who wish to participate in this way. During the regular school year please note that we request you consider committing to bringing your child both Sundays each month throughout this time frame, but this is not required.

Also please be aware that, to attend this program, your child needs to be able to manage their speech and physical activity cooperatively in a small group to help maintain a peaceful children’s sangha. If this is a concern we ask that you attend with your child until they are comfortable with the group. Ultimately we want to be as inclusive as possible, but must also work to create a safe and welcoming environment for all attending.


Childcare for Children Under Five

Childcare for children under five:
We offer childcare for children 3 to 4 years old on the Sunday mornings when the program is offered.

If you wish to have your child join us please contact Mary Woods at

 

KCC Children’s Program Committee Charter

KCC Children’s Program Safety Policies

Weekly Schedule

This is a list of regularly scheduled programs that are now conducted via Zoom. View our current schedule on the Full Calendar to see which programs are offered as a hybrid (in person plus on Zoom).

To access these sessions: use the Zoom button which appears near the bottom of the corresponding webpage 15 minutes prior to each session. Programs are linked below and on our calendar.

Sundays
Shamatha Meditation (HYBRID)
9:00am - 11:00am
Sunday Morning Children's Program
2nd and 4th Sundays
9:00am - 11:00am
Mondays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Tuesdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Death & Dying Study Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Green Tara Practice
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday in Tibetan; 2nd, 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
2nd w/instruction
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Chenrezi (HYBRID)
1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesday in Tibetan; 3rd & 5th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chenrezi Practice with Instruction (Hybrid)
3rd Wednesdays
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thursdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Mind Training Study Group
2nd & 4th Thursday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Newcomers Night
3rd Thursdays
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fridays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Saturdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Equanimity & Inclusion Study Group
3rd Saturdays
10:00am - 12:00pm