Dharma for Kids presents two plays: “Grim Face” Bodhisattva Langri Tangpa and Kisagotami
Geshe Langri Tangpa was known for never smiling. One day he was offered a large turquoise stone
A mouse saw it…
and tried to steal it, but it was too large
So, he called to his friends to help him
They came up with a clever idea
One mouse lay on his back and…
by pushing and pulling…
the mice dragged the stone to their mouse hole
But the stone was too large!
Langri Tangpa found this so amusing that he laughed out loud! This being so unusual, his assistant made a note of it.
The audience eagerly awaits the next play
The backstage crew preparing for the production of Kisagotami
What good fortune to live in Buddha’s time!
Kisagotami had a happy life until the day her baby died. She met a wise man who told her only Buddha could help her
Upon hearing this, and with Ananda’s help, she found Buddha
With great kindness, Buddha said to her: “I can help you if you find a mustard seed from a household that has not experienced death.”
“The Buddha has sent me to find a mustard seed from a household that has not experienced death.”
“We’ve had many die in this home.”
“Just last week my auntie died.”
“This house has recently had a death.”
Sadly, Kisagotami returned to Buddha without a mustard seed. She had learned that death comes to everyone and requested Buddha to teach her
Buddha then gave his profound teaching on impermanence
Ananda explained that Buddha always taught Dharma in ways that all ages, even children, could understand
Thank you to our teacher, Marti, for guiding us and to all of our parents for encouraging us
All of our hard work made us so happy—and Buddha too!
We enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch
When can we do this again!