Austin Buddhist Vihara

"Comparing others with oneself, one should neither strike nor cause to strike."

Dhamma School

Next Class

The next Dhamma Class will be held on starting at 10:00 a.m.

Please bring your children to the Vihara by 10:00 a.m. for the Buddha Puja followed by the Dhamma Class lesson.


ABV Dhamma School is held on the first and third Sunday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The classes are conducted by Ms. Carey with the help of other volunteers.

Dhamma School Lead Teacher's Bio

Carey Hartin has been teaching the Dhamma school classes at the Austin Buddhist Vihara since January 2009. She is currently a Social Studies teacher at Anderson High School in the Austin Independent School District. She has been teaching since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College. Her undergraduate studies included a semester at Peradeniya University's Faculty of Arts in Kandy, Sri Lanka and a Final Thesis on Women's Role in Buddhism in Sri Lanka. She has a Master of Education degree from George Washington University. She speaks some conversational Sinhala.