At Juniper, we envision a compassionate community where all children are connected to self, to each other and to the rhythms of the natural world.
At The Juniper School we welcome every child and acknowledge the unique gifts they bring into the world.
Compassionate teachers provide a simple daily rhythm. We model and engage children in purposeful work such as cooking, gardening, cleaning and handwork. Natural toys and unstructured time nourish imaginative play.
Each morning teachers greet the children in the garden and take a walk. We are outdoors to discover, explore, play, and take in the glory of nature’s daily offerings.
The Juniper School is an outreach program of The Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus.“In Shambhala, we strive to foster a welcoming atmosphere free of prejudice and to develop an inclusive and enlightened society with facilities fully accessible to all persons. Although some of our programs and events are open only to those who have fulfilled certain prerequisites, everyone is welcome at our centre regardless of religion, spiritual tradition or teachers, path of practice, opinions, class, nationality, culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical, perceptual or mental abilities. Our Meditation Centres and Groups around the world are committed to creating a practice, study, and work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity.”