Asalha Puja for Kids?

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seanandrews
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Asalha Puja for Kids?

Post by seanandrews » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:16 pm

Okay, so my wife and I want to celebrate Asalha Puja tomorrow but are not sure how to involve our kids. Anything special we can have them do? Their ages are 5, 3 and 2. It does not matter much for the two little ones, but our 5-year-old is already becoming quite aware of Buddhism in our household and will be curious to do stuff. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: Asalha Puja for Kids?

Post by retrofuturist » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:17 am

Greetings Sean,

I can't think of anything specific, but I hope it goes well... just make them feel loved and included.

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Re: Asalha Puja for Kids?

Post by appicchato » Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:54 am

If you're going to a temple where there are monks take the kids along and have them put things (rice, fruit, drinks, etc...) into their bowls at the proper time...in Buddhist countries (especially Thailand) children very young (two and up) are taking part in dana...it doesn't take much and it instills in them the idea of giving at an early age...

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