Children’s Dhamma Programs

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

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

🎙️English Medium

Online Dhamma School
Sunday Online Dhamma Program for Children

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

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

Saturday Physical Dhamma Program for Children

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

📅 When: Every Saturday
⏱️ Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
🧎 For: Children (above 7 years)
🎤 Medium: English
💰 Cost: Free
📌 Where: 35, Veherakanda Road, Beddagana, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte 10100

🎙️Sinhala Medium

Saturday Kids Dhamma Program 3
Friday Online Dhamma Program for Children

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

📅 When: Every Friday
⏱️ Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
🧎 For: Children (above 7 years)
🎤 Medium: Sinhala
💰 Cost: Free
🌐 Meeting ID: 880 0419 5768 | Password: merit

📝 Registration

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

🗺️ Location

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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.

Do we have parking space for our vehicles?

Yes, there is parking for 6–8 cars inside the monestary as well as a few cars close to the archaeological site. In addition, we have a different space for 5–6 vehicles.

Moreover, there are two parking lanes available. Please ask a committee member for assistance finding the right lanes.

🛑 Kindly refrain from obstructing the resident entrances and driving lanes.

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