FAMILY SANGHA: PARENTS, TEENS, KIDS & TODDLERS
The Dharma Bum Temple is excited to announce the return of our Family Sangha. We will meet once month over the Summer with gatherings on Saturday May 14th, June 18th, July 16th and August 20th all from 9am - 10:30am (Please arrive at 8:45am). RSVP is required for each gathering and please let us know how many adults, kids and toddlers will be attending. Masks are also required for children and adults. Toddlers do not need masks.
We started our Dharma Bum Kids & Teens Group in 2010 and expanded this program in 2017 to be more inclusive of the entire family. We have classes for the parents, teens and younger kids while also creating a safe space for toddlers.
The Family Sangha is a place where parents get the opportunity to sit in meditation with other parents. We discuss Buddhist practices that help us balance the stressful job of parenting. Being a parent is is a unique kind of stress that only other parents can truly understand. We sit in community and share our successes and struggles while the kiddos are downstairs in class as well. The pandemic has been hard on all of us, let us do some good for ourselves.
Dharma Bum Kids classes are appropriate for children ages 6-12. In a fun learning environment, children are exposed to mindfulness, compassion, peacefulness, awareness of emotions, and much more through stories, play, and art. We will also have a supervised toddler watch area where they can play while parents get a chance to recharge.
The Dharma Bum Teens group will start again in September of 2022. This group is led by Delta Beta Tau, our student organization from San Diego State University. Click here to learn more about Dharma Bum Teens.
Please arrive early so there is adequate time to transition kids to classes so we can start on time. We will also be planning gatherings, social activities and camping trips to bring our community together. It takes a village!