Session: Sati Pasala – Melbourne at the Dhamma Sarana Vihara (Melbourne, Australia) held another Sati Pasala session on 23 March 2019.
Participation: Over 50 children participated. About one-quarter of the children were in the age group ‘12years and over’ (12 & Over), and the rest were in the age group ‘11years and under’ (11 & under).
The practice of mindfulness would form the basis for the development of Primary Qualities of Mindfulness which, upon application of appropriate mindful activities could nurture a set of mindful skills. These skills empower the student to act for the well-being of himself, others and the environment.
Sati Pasala Bundoora held the seventh session at Nick Ascenzo Community Centre, 2 Boronia Avenue, Thomastown, 3074 VIC, Australia on Sunday the 10th February 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
About 25 children attended on the day and the following segments were covered in the session.
A workshop on Mindfulness was held at Brookfield Scout Camp in Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand on 3rd February 2019 from 9am to 4.00pm.
Sati Pasala Camp was held at Christchurch Samadhi Vihara, New Zealand on 19th January 2019.
Sati Pasala Bundoora held the sixth session at Nick Ascenzo Community Centre, 2 Boronia Avenue, Thomastown, 3074 VIC, Australia on Sunday the 13th January, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Majority of the 22 children participated at the session were under 10 years old and the following segments were covered in the session.
Mindful Camp for Children, January, 2019 – Dunedin Sati Pasala, New Zealand
Most Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero
Abbot and Chief Mediation Master of Nissarana Vanaya Monastery, Sri Lanka.
Founder and the leader of the Sati Pasala in Sri Lanka.
Facilitating children to receive guidance and clarification from a highly experienced meditation master through engaging and discussing the experiences in mindful walking, sitting, games and activities: introducing and explaining the concept of reflexology and its relationship with mindfulness by Venerable Maha Thero.
Sati Pasala Perth was inaugurated on the Saturday 17th November at 3.30 pm at Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara at Kenwick, Western Australia in the presence of Maha Sangha, invitees and families. Nearly 45 students enrolled as students on the first day.