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First Day of Family Dharma School

Come join us on the first day of Dharma School! Meet the teachers, mentors, and fellow students.

In this session, students will learn about and participate in basic ritual, a little chanting, standard Buddhist temple/dojo etiquette, and mindfulness practice. 

***Please note Your family must be registered as a member or request attendance on a trial basis. Please complete enrollment form (link is on our "About us" page) and 

RSVP at least 24 hrs. in advance to ensure sufficient staff coverage. Thank you!

For more information, please visit www.family.bffct.net 


Children 4 yrs. and under will be meeting at 

Fayerweather Building Rm 106, 45 Wyllys Ave.

From Main Street in Middletown, take Washington Street (Route 66) and enter Wesleyan University via High Street. Take the next right onto Wyllys Ave. Park in Visitor Lot E and walk directly across the street to the Fayerweather building. The path to entryway is between Usdane student center and Fayerweather which has a turret. Enter Fayerweather, go through double doors to foyer and continue straight into entryway for dance and theater rehearsal space; at end of ramp we are in first room 106.


Children 5 yrs. and up will be meeting in the upstairs library at Mansfield Freeman Center (Adult meeting is in the Dojo on the main floor to the right of foyer)


From Main Street in Middletown, take Washington Street (Route 66) and enter Wesleyan University via High Street. Take the next right onto Wyllys Ave. and then another right onto Mt. Vernon. Toward bottom of hill on either Mt. Vernon or Veterans Way, you may park along any curb that is not painted yellow. Mansfield Freeman Center is on the corner to the left. Enter through door to the right (Buddhist Gathering sign may be posted along the path). At top of stairs is foyer- take left past kitchen and tatami room. Take stairs on the right to top floor library. 

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  • Melissa L.

    Wow! What a great group of kids. We had a wonderful first day-14 kids and 8 parents willing to help out! We are loving this new format:meditation=fun

    September 8, 2013

    • Kristy V.

      Brendan and Keegan loved the new format! Thank you for offering a Sunday school where my children can grow and be spiritually nourished.

      September 9, 2013

    • Melissa L.

      So glad to hear that the boys enjoyed it- we will miss them next week ; ) perhaps we'll do a special bday ceremony when they return the following week. : )

      September 9, 2013

  • Melissa L.

    We want the kids to be as independent with their self-care as possible- of those kids 5 and up, are there any who would need a step stool to reach the sink? (Sorry, new to this part ; )

    August 25, 2013

  • Jay K.

    Sorry, we will miss week one, but will be there on week 2.

    August 19, 2013

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