Kids, Parents, Tradition in the Face of Fast Track American Life

"All morality consists in a system of rules, and the essence of all morality is to be sought for in the respect which the individual acquires for these rules."
Piaget, J., The Moral Judgment of the Child, New York, 1997, p.13.

Dhamma for Young Minds
Sunday Dhamma School
Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara - Pasadena
TopicKids, Parents, Tradition in the Face of 
Fast Track American Life

Audience: Children with the age group of 6+ (with special attention to the Sri Lankan-American children)
Medium: English
Conducted by: Bhante Sumitta
Date: December 2, (Sunday) 2018
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara
920 N. Summit Ave
Pasadena CA 91103

May All Beings Be Well & Happy & Healthy!!!

Recommended Videos:
Life of the Buddha & Jataka Tales and More:
Life of the Buddha - Cartoon Movie
Legend of Buddha-Kids' Animated Movie
Story of the Buddha - Another Beautiful Cartoon Movie
Buddhism Explained: Religions in Global History
What is Buddhism? Documentary
Wood Pecker, Deer and Tortoise - A Jataka Tale
The Clever She-Goat: Jataka Tale
Lord Buddha Stories: the Power of Life

Buddhist Music & Chanting for Kids:
To Love is to Care and Be Kind
Jayo Munindassa Subodhi Mule
Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Namo Tassa Bhagavato & Buddham Saranam Gacchami
Little Kid Chanting Maha Mangala, Karaniya Metta & Ratana Suttas
Jaya Piritha

Recommended Readings:
An interesting Dhamma Website for Kids
Teaching Your Children Buddhist Values
World Religions for Kids
Buddhism Facts

We had a beautiful session with some Sunday school kids at Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara and both the kids and their parents enjoyed the event which was full of fun and creative activities. We had a Vandana prayer, a Meditation session, a picture portrait session, a Powerpoint session on Life of the Buddha, a Quizlet Live Game and a Discussion on the value of parents. Hopefully these young children could learn something for their life and would be able to retain the lessons from the event.

Main Buddha Statue of the Shrine Room

Venerable Sumitta, Venerable Dhammapiti and the participant children 

 Here are the creative art fo these little kids of different ages. Self portrait and some words about themselves, their parents and the temple experience. The revelation of the kids was touching as they all expressed great happiness to be at the temple and they all had such a high regard and love for their parents. The kids were from age 5 to age 15 and yet their creativity never lacks the quality and talent.  

Chloe (15 years)

Ashani (12 years)

Thevan (12 years)

Parami (13 years)

Siluni (13 years)

Anisha (6 years)

Desandi (11 years)

Lithum (11 years)


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