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Welcome families! The Family Program is a very exciting part of the Kadampa Center. With the help of our incredibly committed volunteer team of more than 40 members, our unique program offers weekly Sunday classes for children of all ages.  Special events are also held throughout the year.

Sunday Classes need Volunteers! Sign up here.

NEW FOUR-WEEK MODULAR CLASS FORMAT

- Principles: Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 8
- Service: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
- Courage: Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 19
 
PRINCIPLES: To develop sincere and stable inner values, and avoid harmful influences. Just as a compass helps us find our way when lost in the woods, our principles can help when we don't know what is the right thing to do, or how to think or act. The 16 Guidelines can be these guiding principles. By reflecting on what we already know of ourselves and watching others we admire, we can rejoice in our efforts and aspire to be our best!
SERVICE: To help and benefit others in whatever ways we can
COURAGE: To accept responsibilities and challenges with determination and equanimity

~ 16Guidelines.org

 
FAMILY PROGRAM WISH LIST (Leave items on bench by back door)
  • Education building vacuum
  • Sharpened pencils
  • Regular glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Play-Doh®
  • Disinfectant wipes
     

All of our teachers, assistants, and coordinators are volunteers who have been trained and have successfully passed background checks. Along with being run soley through donations, the Kadampa Center is the only FPMT Center in the world to offer weekly classes with curriculum taliored for children.

  • Infants: Infants can participate in our preschool classroom; we do not have a room dedicated to infants
  • Preschool: Children age four and under remain in the preschool classroom in our main building
    • Parents are welcome to stay their children in the preschool room
    • Teachings are broadcast in the preschool room via audio and video
  • Lower Elementary: When children turn five they are invited to join this class held in the Education Building (adjacent to main building)
  • Upper Elementary: Also held in the Education Building
  • Middle: Meets at the conference table in the lobby
  • High School: High schoolers participate in a variety of ways including listening to the teachings in the gompa, volunteering, and participating in service projects 

How can you participate? All members are invited to be a part of our volunteer team. No special skills are required and it's a great way to learn more, enhance your practice, give to our community, and simply have fun. All classroom supplies and snacks are in-kind donations and always welcome. Snack suggestions.

               

Hand-painted cards made during a Sunday children's class in celebration of Compassion Day, a holiday held in July that commemorates the birthday of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama.