Lama Karma Drodhul led this Free Family Day on August 18, 2013 at KTD. Lama-la gave us a teaching on the life story of Milarepa, Tibet’s beloved poet, singer, and saint. After the teaching, Lama Karma blessed each child with the text, Milarepa’s Songs of Realization.
After the teaching, guest artist David Gonzalez and Bodhi Kids Team member Marie Giguere assisted the children in creating a performance event inspired by Milarepa. While the children created the performance event, parents had activities of their own to attend. Trish Malone a social worker, psychotherapists, and Tibetan Buddhist practitioner co-lead a workshop on parenting in the Dharma with Ani Chime, a monastic from Sweden, who gave the parents meditation instruction.
The performance (composed of song, dance, games, nettle tea and bubbles) was spectacular. A local reporter was moved to write about her family’s experience here.