The Padma Award is presented by the Temple to the Buddhist Girl Scout in recognition of her spiritual growth as shown by her fulfilling the award requirements.
There are four levels of the Padma Program: Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior/Ambassador. There are currently five Temple scouts studying in the 2022-2023 program. This year marks the 13th year of the program at MVBT. Since 2010, 29 Temple Girl Scouts have participated in the program, earning 55 Padma Awards.
The Padma Award is a medal consisting of a pendant, ribbon, and a bar. The pendant is the Lotus Blossom and is a symbol that represents equality and purity of all things. The ribbon is a purple wisteria color and is attached to a crossbar in which is inscribed a Sanskrit word “Padma.” Padma, a lotus flower, is a central symbol of Buddha-truth, used by all schools of Buddhism since its birth.
MVBT Padma Recipients
Last month, Kurumi Mukojima completed studies for the Cadette level of the Padma program. We wish to recognize Kurumi who is being awarded the Cadette Girl Scout Padma Award, which involved 30 hours of supervised Buddhist study. She is receiving a Padma medal in silver, a certificate from BCA and a plaque. Her name is being inscribed on the Temple Padma Cadette Awardee perpetual plaque hanging in Sangha Hall.
We are also pleased to announce that Kendall Ho and Kiera Nishimoto have completed studies for the Senior/Ambassador level of the Padma program. We wish to recognize Kendall and Kiera, who are being awarded the Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Padma Award, which involved 40 hours of supervised Buddhist study. They are receiving a Lotus Pin, a certificate from BCA and a plaque. Their names are being inscribed on the Temple Padma Senior/Ambassador Awardee perpetual plaque hanging in Sangha Hall.
Kurumi, Kendall & Kiera
Please join us in congratulating Kurumi, Kendall, and Kiera for their achievements.
Girl Scout Troop #60736