Growing Brave Family Program

September 12th -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $30 Program Price
  • $30 Member Price
Room: Online Program (Zoom)

Growing Brave Family Program Fall Semester

Sun September 12th: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sun October 10th: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sun November 14th: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sun December 12th: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


$30 Program Price (see below for more information)

Room: Zoom - link sent after registration. If public health officials deem gathering in groups indoors safe at this point, we will resume meeting in person in the Garuda Meditation Hall.

Our Growing Brave family program for families with children between 3 and 12 years old is based on the Sitting Together curriculum developed by Sumi Loundon Kim.

We explore Buddhist and Shambhala themes through play, music, art, and stories while incorporating simple, age appropriate mindfulness activities. We welcome families from any or no religious backgrounds to attend. 

In 2021, we will cover the ethics unit as well as the Shambhala culture unit. The ethics classes are based around the five precepts; the Shambhala culture classes serve as an introduction to how our lineage celebrates the seasons.

Growing Brave classes are every 2nd Sunday, from 11 AM to 12 PM. The fall semester runs from September through December.



Sep 12, 2021

Celebrating Harvest of Peace (Autumnal equinox Shambhala culture)

Oct 10, 2021

Wise speech and listening

Nov 14, 2021

Healthy choices

Dec 12, 2021

Celebrating the Return of the Light on Children’s Day with the Household Protectors (Winter solstice Shambhala culture)

Each class can be attended without having attended any of the other classes - and newcomers are always welcome. Children who complete the series will receive a pin.

To help make lessons age-appropriate, we will sometimes split children who can read (approx. grade 1 and above) into a breakout room after the opening ceremony. 

When you register, please register once per family and indicate the number of children and adults in the comment box. 

How to pay: 

The best way is to sign up before the first class and pay $30.00 online for a whole semester. (A PayPal or credit card link pops up after you register.)

For those who do not want to attend a whole semester, you can pay $10.00 for each class on the days that your family attends.