Sati Pasala – Melbourne at Dhamma Sarana Vihara: Session Report – January 2020

Sati Pasala – Melbourne at Dhamma Sarana Vihara: Session Report – January 2020

Session: Special Sati Pasala session on Saturday 18 January 2020 guided by the Most Venerable Udaeriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero

Participation: Approximately 250 children from across all Sati Pasala centres in Victoria

[S1] Understanding Mindfulness: Hole in the Road
A short video clip titled “Hole in the Road” demonstrated the emotional holes or stressful situations the mind repeatedly falls into, due to lack of awareness of the habits of the mind. A young presenter discussed with the children on developing increased awareness of the habits of the mind, in order to avoid falling into such emotional holes or stressful situations. Venerable Bhante provided further insight into cultivating mindfulness in day to day activities.

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Sati Pasala – Melbourne at Dhamma Sarana Vihara: Session Report – December 2019

Sati Pasala – Melbourne at Dhamma Sarana Vihara: Session Report – December 2019

The monthly Sati Pasala program at the Dhamma Sarana Vihara (Melbourne, Australia) was held on 21 December 2019, with the participation of about thirty-three children. Following the preliminary instructions, the session started with the first segment on ‘Understanding mindfulness’. A short video clip reminded how busy we are in our daily life and highlighted the importance of cultivating calmness in mind enabling beautiful qualities to arise. How to facilitate the development of calmness in mind was discussed emphasizing the importance of practising mindful walking, sitting, and doing other daily activities mindfully.

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Sati Pasala Day Camp at Thames Buddhist Vihara, United Kingdom

Sati Pasala Day Camp at Thames Buddhist Vihara, United Kingdom

A day camp was held at the Thames Buddhist Vihara, United Kingdom on the 24th November 2019 under the patronage and the blessings of Venerables Siridhamma Thero, Dhammapala Thero (Head of TBV) and Narada Thero. Nearly 68 children attended the event which lasted from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some parents participated as active helpers and others as observers.

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