Buddhism for the next generation!
|By teaching children to have a good heart and be kind to others, they grow up to be very good human beings. With this good heart, they can benefit others so much. Their hearts become good, tolerant, and kind. There is less negative karma in their lives and also less harm to others, which means that other sentient beings receive peace and happiness from your child. Your child can become the source of peace and happiness for all sentient beings, the happiness of this life and of all future lives, as well as liberation from samsara and the highest happiness: enlightenment.|
FPMT provides Dharma practice materials, support, children’s classes and camps, and a whole secular organization just for youth and young adults!
Children’s Practice Materials and Books
FPMT offers a range of materials for children, including meditation guides, books, plays, and tools for liberating insects from danger! We also provide books to guide adults in nourishing spiritual development in children. more…
Dharma Camps for Children and Teens
Some FPMT centers host family Dharma camps and for children and teens. See these center websites for more information:
Vajrapani Institute in California
Milarepa Center in Vermont
Land of Medicine Buddha in California
Serlingpa Retreat Centre in Mexico
Guhyasamaja Center in Virginia, USA
Many FPMT centers host weekly children’s classes. See the FPMT Centers page to find a center near you!
FPMT’s journal Mandala magazine offers features on
and interviews with young people engaging with the world,
including young reincarnate lamas. It also offers advice
on how to live in an ecologically sustainable world as part
of our Dharma practice, and practical advice on solving
daily problems, sustaining beneficial relationships, and making
our lives most meaningful.
Loving Kindness Peaceful Youth (LKPY)
instigated by young people
inspired by the world today
for all beliefs and all cultures
for you and me
for anyone interested in creating peace
and the world around them
Loving Kindness Peaceful Youth is FPMT's secular organization for youth.
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