Joining the Dharma school is a great way to meet other families and allow your child to enjoy Buddhist educational and interactive programs. Each class is broken into similar cohorts to make the time relevant and enjoyable. From learning about the Dharma, Japanese culture and supporting other programs in the Temple such as Parent’s luncheon and Buddhist holidays, the Dharma school is a very important part of the Temple. Temple teachers are associated with the Buddhist Churches of America’s Federation of Dharma School Teachers League and a superintendent oversees the Temple’s Dharma School working closely with the resident minister. If you have any inquiries, please email us at:

Dharma school classes: (these grade clusters are dependent on size of cohorts)
Toddlers, pre-k, kindergarten & 1st grade
2nd – 4th grades
5th – 7th grades
Young Buddhist Association: 8th-12th grade

Typical schedule:
Family Service: 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Dharma School: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Adult Service: 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.