The Sati Pasala mindfulness program was held on the 03rd January 2018 at Holy Family Convent, Kaluthara. The participants consisted of more than 300 students of year 11 and 12 and about 50 teachers. The Principal of the convent, Rev. Sister Priyanthi Jayathunga was very enthusiastic about the program and she actively participated in the proceedings. She remained with the students for the entire duration of the training session as did the Deputy Principal, Rev. Sister Charitha Thandalge and The Vice Principal, Mrs. Prasadini Perera.
It was very clear that the students had grasped the benefit of the practice of ‘Sati’ and had clearly understood that this practice has tremendous practical value to them. As such, they were able to eat the toffee mindfully deriving a high degree of enjoyment. They all seemed to have felt quite relaxed & calm during the session on body scanning. It was extremely heartening to note the student’s feedback on mindful walking and sitting. They all expressed the fact that Sati’ would be a useful tool, that would be especially valuable for them when doing their studies & sitting for exams.