Schools of Tibetan Buddhism
Enrollment is open to the public, and the school is currently accepting applications for new students for kindergarten through eighth grade. The school year began on Sept. 4 and will continue throughout the year, a schedule mirroring that of the general public schools in Eugene.
The school’s general purpose is to offer children and parents an integrated curriculum of excellent academics, reading, writing, math, science and social studies; together with an introduction and training for children in traditional Buddhist arts, such as meditation and the language and practices of compassion, wisdom and peace.
Its greater goal is to start young people on their paths to becoming healthy, intelligent, educated, grounded, peaceful, wise and compassionate adults. The school intends to help young people fulfill their potential and promise, and to ready them for success and wisdom at every stage of their lives.
This greater goal of course has a spiritual basis and intent. The integration of these two goals, the general educational and the spiritual, is the actual meaning of the term “integrated curriculum, ” which appears regularly throughout the school’s catalogue.
The Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute was founded in 2011, using a facility originally created by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene, and now offers a full range of dharma classes and events, including from other Buddhist traditions. The institute was founded in particular to commemorate a 1980 visit by HH Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, then head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Here’s a link to an earlier story about the Saraha Nyingma Buddhist Institute.
Saraha Children’s School will operate within the institute’s 7, 000-square-foot educational and temple facility, and upon its beautifully forested 2.5 acre campus grounds. During the weekdays, the school will occupy and utilize the entire space as its own.
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How can I get to a tibetan school for buddhism?
There are Tibetan Buddhists in America. I have had the honor of meeting and being taught for one day by Tibetan Buddhist monks. You do not have to go to the East.