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Kids Sangha

At Toronto Buddhist Church we welcome all families!

Shinran Shonin explained that Amida Buddha’s wisdom and compassion is for all, no matter their skills and abilities, knowledge and intelligence, or life experiences. Which means that Shin Buddhism is a path that has space for everyone – including children – to move towards Buddhahood.

If you know of any children and young people (school-aged) in your life who you would like to learn about Buddhism in a safe, friendly, and fun environment, please join us every first and third Sunday of the month. A minister will lead the kids’ service in the hondo (main hall) starting at 10:15 AM. Afterwards, the children move downstairs to the classroom where there will be a short lesson or activity related to the month’s theme as well as some fun crafts and treats!

We ask that parents join the children (at least sit nearby in the hondo) during the services, but joining the children in the classroom is optional. Some parents choose to remain upstairs for the “adult” service that starts at 11:00 AM.

Kids Sangha meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month – please refer to our calendar for exact dates.

Kids Service – 10:15 am – 11:00 am in the Hondo.

Kids Activities – 11:00 am – 12:00 pm downstairs in the classrooms.

We encourage parents to join in on our Kids Service at 10:15 AM, then stay and enjoy the regular service while the children participate in the activity from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

After service, children and their parents are welcome to enjoy some refreshments with family and friends before heading home.