Parents and teachers share growing concerns about the effects on children from an array of stressors, from bullying to school shootings to current events that children live through or hear reported daily. It is against that backdrop that Omega will convene its 10th annual Mindfulness & Education conference July 20−22, which will examine the role of mindfulness practice in K−12 classrooms as an antidote to stress.
USC School of Religion assistant professor Rongdao Lai hosted the Conference on Buddhist Ethics from June 8 to 10. The conference featured 34 scholars who discussed the application of Buddhist principles to important social issues.
The Dalai Lama addressed an estimated 9000 people, including 900 college students, 112 students from the Men-tsee-khang, 105 students from the Tibetan Transit School, nearly 1400 students from TCV schools—mostly from classes 9-12, 250 from the Dharamsala Buddhist Study Group, more than 2000 interested people from abroad, including 150 Thai monks from the Thai Dhama-Sala Charitable Society, and local Tibetans.
Addressing a gathering in Kangra on Saturday, the Dalai Lama highlighted the relevance of India in the Buddhist world and said if the country takes lead in combining its ancient knowledge of emotions and spiritualism with modern education, India will become inspiration for many Buddhist countries.
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"It's a day of self-discovery, community and learning to manage emotions and everyday stress," said Seth Monk, a Zen Buddhist monk, who is a familiar face in Andover schools as he teaches yoga and relaxation classes to students and teachers.
Dr. Margaret Que reflects on her visit to FoGuang Shan Pu-Men High School, a private Buddhist school in Dashu district, Kaohsiung, Taiwan: "While academics are important, more emphasis is put on students developing as good persons..."
Mr. Patil Said, "Now the time has come that Sikkim will be developed soon and will be known for its Higher Education hub or both modern and spiritual education. Establishment of Buddhist University of Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, is a step in this direction."
Eric Yuon Fuk-lung, ex-university sociology professor and former head of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College, is a Spirit of Hong Kong Award nominee who believes every student is talented and that a good attitude is the most important attribute.
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.