Dharma for Children

Buddhist etiquette is concerned with the refinement of our behaviour in relation to Amida Buddha. The purpose of etiquette in the lives of Buddhists becomes clear, we must put into action the reverence and gratitude which we feel for Amida Buddha.

In teaching small children, then, it should be enough to convey this feeling of reverence and gratitude, and the bare basic forms of etiquette. Children will learn through the examples set by their parents and teachers.