We were fortunate to have Venerable UdaEriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero to lead our very first Sati Pasala in Bristol during his short stay in the UK in July 2019. It was initiated with great support from our Venerable Pelwatte Dhammananda Thero, the Chief Incumbent at the Bristol Buddhist Vihara. Over many years, Dhammananda Thero has been teaching Dhamma and Sinhala language ensuring spiritual, social, and emotional wellbeing of our kids, at up to six Dhamma Schools a month, at various cities around the Southwest of England.
Sati Pasala was held on the 4th of July 2019, over a one-and-a-half-hour session and was attended by approximately 30 children and 15 parents. A very informative introductory talk was given by the Most Venerable Dhammajiva Thero, followed by a video on Mindful Walking. Children then actively participated in a Mindful Walking session outside with their parents. Finally, they did Mindful Sitting for about 10 minutes. Our children responded to questions and comments very actively.