Developing the confidence to care

Teaching:
We talked about how hard it is treat others with kindness when they are not behaving the way that we want. In order to do so, we need great confidence. To illustrate, we read The Story of Angulimala which shows the extraordinary confidence of Buddha Shakyamuni as he bravely faced the fearsome Angulimala. Buddha taught that he was once an ordinary being like us, but through meditation he trained his mind and realized his potential to have pure confidence to care for all beings without exception!

Craft:
To illustrate our own potential, we created a butterfly which is created from the potential of a caterpillar. Similarly from our potential we can become a Buddha!

Credit: http://familycrafts.about.com/od/paperplatecrafts/ss/ppbutterfly_9.htm

Buddha butterfly

Buddha butterfly

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