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Zen Center’s Dharma Kids builds decision making skills

— Dharma Kids is a family affair for Waters, as her daughter, Juliette, 6, is in the program and is her “little helper. She leads the walking meditation.”

She said she has benefited from leading the program as well.

“For me it’s been wonderful — I’ve grown as a teacher and it’s helped me as a parent to decide how to raise my daughter. Nowadays society has become so watered down where everything is such a mish-mash of ‘whatever you want.’ What I’m teaching is not new, but it’s very profound. It’s been wonderful to expose children to ways to help them make decisions in life.”

Dharma Kids is a free program, though people can make a donation. The Zen Center of Syracuse Hoen-Ji is located at 266 W. Seneca Turnpike in Syracuse. For more information call 492-9773 or visit zencenterofsyracuse.org.

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