Buddha for Kids: Dharmapala Buddhist Center

May 31, 2008

Author: Jessica Marcy

Source: The Roanoke Times


Katie Clifton-Wright was looking for a spiritual center for her family when she began meditating at Roanoke's Dharmapala Buddhist Center last summer.

The Roanoke mother enjoyed the peace that the practice gave her and wanted to share it with her two children, Harrison, 5, and Tallulah, 18 months. But there were no local programs for kids.

Buddhist children's programs aren't as easy to find as Sunday school for Christian children, Koranic school for Muslim kids or Hebrew school for Jewish children.

So Clifton-Wright, a teacher at Community School, decided to start one herself.

See also: Buddhism, Youth