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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International Mindfulness Camp 2019

International Mindfulness Camp 2019

The International Mindfulness Camp 2019 was successfully concluded in the Scenic Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia last week. For 3 nights and 4 days the children enjoyed a wide variety of mindfulness activities that allowed them to learn and practice among their peers. Over 130 participants from across Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, followed a simple but structured schedule from dawn to dusk.

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Sati Pasala Workshop “Joyful living” at Huntleigh Guide Centre in Crofton Downs, Wellington, New Zealand

Sati Pasala Workshop “Joyful living” at Huntleigh Guide Centre in Crofton Downs, Wellington, New Zealand

Joyful living starts within us. We are the creator of our own experiences. Joy and sorrow do not reside outside of our senses. They are created within, as a result of not knowing the reasons behind how things or situations unfold. The focus of the Mindfulness Workshop held on 13 October 2019, at Huntleigh Guide Centre in Crofton Downs was to give confidence to the participants by giving them the experience and examples to have a happy and joyful life not depending on external factors for momentarily happiness.

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