Mural of a majestic snow lion
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats
"Learning is the interplay of discipline and delight." - Chogyam Trungpa
"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity." - Thomas Henry Huxley
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." - A. A. Milne
"Before I built a wall, I'd asked to know what I was walling in or walling out." - Robert Frost


Snow Lion is a contemplative school for young children. Contemplative education is experiential and happens from the inside out rather than being imposed from the outside in. Our highest educational value is self discovery - shifting the main focus from what we do to who we are. At Snow Lion we cultivate an environment that acknowledges and supports the process of self-discovery and friendliness towards oneself and others. The environment we create is alive with a sense of compassion, wakefulness, self-reflection, generosity, and openness.

Snow Lion School does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender.