Family Day and Bodhi School

April 7th (2019)

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    Room: Main Shrine Room


    Our theme for 2018-2019 is "Kindness, Community, and the Wisdom of the Elements"


    Join us for FAMILY DAY AND BODHI SCHOOL each month for ...

    Children from Age 2 years to High School
    The goal of Bodhi School is to provide a gentle and uplifted environment for children and parents to explore their heart and mind and to develop confidence in the basic goodness of all. Bodhi School is inspired by the Shambhala vision of an enlightened society. There are 3 groups for the children:

    • Snow Lions (age 2 through kindergarten)
    • Garudas (grades 1-5)
    • Dragons (grades 6-12)

    Pre-registration is not required, but completing this online form will register your family for the year.


    Parenting as Path Discussion Group
    During Bodhi School, parents are welcome to join in this on-going discussion group. The discussion topics explore and apply the principles of mindfulness and Shambhala culture in relating with one’s children. Children under age 2 are welcome to remain with their parents in the discussion room. 


    Schedule:
       9:30 AM - Sign in and settle into the space

     10:00 AM - Assembly in the Shrine Room -- songs, stories, etc. with all ages together 

     10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Bodhi School for kids

     10:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Parenting as Path discussion group

     12:00 PM - 1:00 PM – Potluck Lunch - Please bring something for the potluck lunch, whatever feels right to you and that your family enjoys. Salads, breads, casseroles, soups, grains, desserts, and beverages are all welcome.


    Family Sunday Calendar for the 2018-19 Program Year
    September 9, 2018 - Kindness and Community
    October 7, 2018 - Earth
    November 4, 2018 - Water
    December 2, 2018 - Children's Day Celebration
    January 6, 2019 - Fire
    February 3, 2019 - Air
    March 3, 2019 - Space
    April 7, 2019 - The Wisdom of the Elements
    May 5, 2019 - Haiku Hike


    Suggested Donation
    There is no charge for a family's first visit to Family Sundays at the Baltimore Shambhala Center. After that, there is a suggested donation of $15 per session for each family. We understand that this may not be affordable for every family, and we will gladly accept an offering in any amount that you can afford because it's important to our mission that everyone who is inspired to go forward on the Shambhala Buddhist path has our complete support.

    This link directs you to a credit card payment form with the option of using Paypal. Please indicate in the notes area that your donation is for Family Sundays. You are also welcome to donate in person at the Center by way of cash or check.


    Please note that there is no open sitting nor individual meditation instruction on this day as all spaces in the Center are in use for Family Day.

    Email Kathy Cowan ([email protected]), Family Day coordinator, for further information, to be added to our mailing list, and for information on how to help out.