Nearly a decade ago, four Buddhist monks arrived to set up the eastern P.E.I. monastery. Today, more than 300 monks reside in the monastery located in Little Sands, a private location closed to the public for most of the year.
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday called for the revival of the ancient Indian traditions and for integrating them with the modern education system, saying doing so would help fight issues such as war and global warming.
University of Virginia developmental psychologist Tish Jennings traveled to India to share her latest research on mindfulness and teacher stress with the Dalai Lama. In itself, the opportunity is an honor and an accomplishment. For Jennings, it’s also a moment nearly 15 years in the making.
Through the eyes of one first grader and her mom, watch how mindfulness lessons give the students at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary a chance to gain self-understanding, focus on school, and enjoy growing up.