New Hopewell & Wikiliya Tea Factories have organized a Sathi Pasala mindfulness programme at Sri Sudharshana Maha Viharaya on 12th March 2019 for Balangoda Three-Wheeler Drivers Association. More than 48 members of the Three-Wheeler Association participated. It ran from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm. The programme was conducted by Ven. Kurunegala Sobhitha Thero. Being in the present moment was introduced through mindful sitting, mindful walking, mindful eating and mindful listing.
The three-wheeler drivers need mindfulness to do their jobs in safety. They can avoid most of the accidents in the road with practicing the mindfulness. Because the main reason for the accidents is carelessness. By being in the present moment that risk is reduced. Along with continues practice, this can be eliminated. This group had not participated in such kind of program before. Therefore, this was a wonderful experience for them. Some of them shared their experiences regarding “Sathiya” with others.