Our 7th grade has been studying the life of Buddha. There is something about this story that really resonates with them. Siddhartha Buddha was born a prince. He grew up in a neighborhood that was sort of like the Marin County of ancient Nepal. His palace had a beautiful garden and high walls. His parents wanted to protect him from all the problems and pain of the world outside. However, inevitably, he ventured outside the walls and saw the real world – poverty, sickness, suffering, death. After seeing the world, he could never go back to his simple childhood in the palace. He had to find a way to integrate these new experiences. This is just where our kids are in their own lives!
On Thursday our seventh grade is presenting The Life of Buddha – a retelling of the story of Siddhartha Buddha along with their own reflections on the great philosophical questions of life. We would love for you to join us. The story will be acted out in a series of scenes around campus. You can join a group just outside the library, take a walk with us, and see the whole play. It takes about 30 minutes. We hope that you will join us!
The Life of Buddha
Thursday, March 31st | 1:00 pm
Beginning Outside the Library and Walking
– Mirza Khan, Director of Philosophy, Ethics, and World Religions