Tara Redwood School

"If you look in my heart you will see a good thing to be."
- Brigg, 7 yrs old, Tara Redwood School Student

"This 100% works. My children teach me."
- Paula, Mother of Two Tara Redwood School Students

Tara Redwood School is one of two Pilot schools for Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom (originally called "Universal Education") and the longest standing UECW/CCC school in the west. It was founded by Pam Cayton in 1989 in a peaceful redwood sanctuary in the Santa Cruz mountains, in California. When she first presented the property to Universal Education visionary Lama Yeshe, his perspective was clear, “this should be the headquarters for Universal Education in the west!” So in that very spot she began Tara Preschool (now the gompa at Land of Medicine Buddha Retreat Center). Since then, the school has moved next door (on the same property) and has grown to fourth grade.

It is here in this special place where Creating Compassionate Cultures originated was nurtured over the past 20 years.  Cayton and the staff at TRS has been exploring how to best share the Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom themes and principles with young hearts and minds.  The Online Institute for Creating Compassionate Cultures is the direct result of years of experimentation, reflection, revision and treasured experiences at this precious school.

For more information on TRS contact school administrator: Pam Cayton


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