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10:00am Youth Group
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
Sundays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Teachers: Joshua Crouch, Bryanna Anadilla
For ages 13-19; No Fee
Teen Program Vision:
It was the wish of our late, most compassionate Head Lama H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang that the Teen group at Sakya Monastery learn how to “Be Happy, Make Happy.” Teen Dharma school accomplishes this by studying the teachings of the Buddha and the special prayers and practices of Tibetan Buddhism and weaving them together with the latest sources of information on living a happy life. Teens create the tools to become resilient, empowered, compassionate individuals and to “Be Happy, Make Happy” while meeting the challenges of today’s changing world. We also have guest speakers for special topics, and the very Special ongoing monthly Meditation and Instruction with Venerable Lekshay Sangpo.
Note: In December we will begin a study of the book “Princess in the Land of Snows” by Jamyang Sakya and Julie Emery, as well as continuing special art and journal projects.
Refuge and Bodhicitta Prayers
Meditation 10-15 minutes
Study topic / discussion
Optional Activity, such as an art project
Joshua Crouch began attending Sakya shortly after arriving in Seattle 3 years ago and has become increasingly involved in various volunteer programs since. He is a former Artistic Director and Principal of dance schools, he joins the Teen Dharma Program this summer, is a member of the Marici Fellowship, and can be found most Saturdays Caring for the Monastery. “Always grateful for the many blessings of our precious teachers…”
Bryanna Anadilla started practicing Tibetan Buddhism in 2013 in central Washington where she grew up. She speaks fluent Spanish and has assisted visitors at the Monastery to help them in their native language. She has been volunteering and mentoring all her life. She moved to Seattle in 2017 and looking for a great place to continue fueling her faith and practice, she found Sakya Monastery. She has been attending regularly since, and recently joined Marici Fellowship and the Teen Dharma Program to help spread compassion, love and joy. She has worked in medicine with developmental disabilities, special needs, and mental illness, along with teaching in early childhood programs. She is most appreciative of all the teachers and Lamas at the Monastery and hopes to continue seeing growth and productivity for more years to come!