Online Children’s Dhamma Program

Online Dhamma School

📅 When: Every Sunday
⏱️ Time: 7:30 pm – 9:05 pm (SL Time)
🌐 Meeting ID: 681 200 1000 | Password: Shared via WhatsApp Group
🧎 For: Children (above 7 years)
🎤 Medium: English
💰 Cost: Free

Children will learn the Buddha’s teachings week by week, increasing their understanding and their faith (shraddha). They will have the chance to learn and practice meditation, ask questions from monks and share their good deeds. Parents are encouraged to stay and listen so they can discuss with their children.

The program is conducted by venerable monks of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monasteries.

📝 Registration

We kindly request you to fill this form to register your child to our Online Dhamma Program and to be added to our WhatsApp group for Dhamma content and updates regarding our programs.

🔊 To Receive Updates

Please be aware that before accepting the WhatsApp group requests, we will review the registration document. So, kindly fill out the registration form as well.

🌐 Meeting Information

Meeting ID: 681 200 1000 | Password: Shared via WhatsApp Group

Please ensure your children FOLLOW these simple but mandatory guidelines during their online Dhamma School to ensure the program goes smoothly

💻 Zoom Guidelines
  • 💬 As you join, RENAME your name to your actual name. If you do not know how to, you can send your name in the chat and the hosts could rename for you. (e.g., 10 years old, Sehanya).
  • 📷 Turn ON your camera as you join the program to mark your attendance. You may turn it off afterwards.
  • 🎙️ If your wish to unmute your mic, please use the Raise Hand ✋ option on Zoom.
  • 🔒 The meeting will be locked 30 mins after the start time. So please ensure to join on time.
  • If you get disconnected, please send a WhatsApp message to +94 77 788 4547 or +94 71 596 2399 with your Zoom name and we will enter you.
👪 General Guidelines
  • 🪷 While connecting on Zoom, remember to RENAME with your kids age first and then name (e.g., 10 years old, Sehanya).
  • 🪷 Please ensure that your kids are seated on the floor and keep the computer or device on a lower desk so they can learn Dhamma with respect🙏 (Please see images). 🧘‍♂️
  • 🪷We request that the parents join with the children at the beginning of the programme, at least for the five precepts, so that it’s easier for us to speak to the parents and make use of this valuable opportunity. ✨
  • We encourage parents to continue supporting their children’s spiritual development by participating in these interactive Zoom sessions and reinforcing what they’ve learned at home. 👪
  • Attendance: Only registered children and people who are marked “Yes” to the “Attendance” section will be eligible for getting a report or a signature. Registration Form:
  • Obtaining the signatures requires you to visit Asapuwa and speak with Pinwath Swaminwahanse. Please note No online form is used to send the attendance.
  • You will have to go in person to either Kaduwella Mahamevnawa or come to Colombo Dhamma Friends to get it signed and stamped. The monks are usually available in the morning from 8:30am – 10:00am and in the afternoon from 1pm-9pm.
  • Attendance will be marked after 10min into the program and your children should be present at that time and should be online throughout the session.

⏱️ International Start Times

Bangladesh07:30 pm
U.A.E & Oman06:00 pm
Kuwait & Qatar05:00 pm
Germany04:00 pm
U.K.03:00 pm
Canada, Toronto10:00 am

📝 Program Schedule

TimeAgenda Item
7:30 pmGoing refuge to Triple Gem and observing five precepts & Paritta Chanting
7:40 pmDhamma Sermon (Talk on the Buddha’s Teachings)
8:30 pmBreak
8.40 pmGuided Meditation
8:50 pmSharing good deeds done by the kids
9:05 pmBlessings & Conclusion

️ ℹ️ Children below the age of 7 could participate with their parents.
ℹ️ Teenagers 15 years and older can also start attending Dhamma programmes for adults called Youth Round-Up

💻 Previous Online Dhamma Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we need to buy any books?

There are no books needed for class. All material will be provided. However, we do highly recommend a notebook dedicated for the kids program.

We also recommend that you have a copy of our Paritta Chanting Book.

How do we register?

You can join our WhatsApp Group to participate in the programs and receive the registration form or click the button below to register.

What is the cost to attend?

All of the programs at Colombo Dhamma Friends are offered free of charge. We are supported exclusively by donations.

What is your Syllabus?
  • Gratitude to parents
  • Important English Dhamma vocabulary such as contentment, renunciation, rebirth, detachment, gratitude, etc
  • Meaning of vandana, pirit, and puja chanting
  • Sila, Buddhist Ethics and precepts
  • Meditation, including breathing, metta bhavana, and Buddhanussati among others
  • Life of the Buddha
  • Specific understanding of how suffering arises in life and solutions to overcome
  • Real meaning of Buddhist holidays
  • Lives of the great arahant disciples
  • Advanced topics such as pancupadanakhanda, ayatana, paticcasamupada, dhatu, etc. in age appropriate fashion
  • Books of Sutta Pitaka and organization
  • History of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
Will my kids enjoy the class?

We always receive positive feedback from parents regarding their children’s enthusiasm about attending our Kids Dhamma Program with CDF. The monks who teach the class have worked with kids for many years and know how to teach Dhamma to kids in a way that is both understandable and meaningful to their lives. If they understand and see how the Dhamma applies to their own lives, then they always want to learn more.

Do you have any other resources for kids?

Our website is full of Dhamma material for kids that you can use to supplement their classwork. Especially see the Mirror of Dhamma Video Programme, the Monks in the Morning Podcast, and the Dhamma Kids Podcast. We also have some wonderful resources to download.

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About Us

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery has been holding English Dhamma programs for over ten years. Learn more about the history of Colombo Dhamma Friends, Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery, and our founder Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera.


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