Session: Special Sati Pasala session on Saturday 18 January 2020 guided by the Most Venerable Udaeriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero
Participation: Approximately 250 children from across all Sati Pasala centres in Victoria
[S1] Understanding Mindfulness: Hole in the Road
A short video clip titled “Hole in the Road” demonstrated the emotional holes or stressful situations the mind repeatedly falls into, due to lack of awareness of the habits of the mind. A young presenter discussed with the children on developing increased awareness of the habits of the mind, in order to avoid falling into such emotional holes or stressful situations. Venerable Bhante provided further insight into cultivating mindfulness in day to day activities.
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[S2] Practice Segment: Mindful Walking and Sitting
Children above 8 years practised mindful walking outdoors, while the 8&Under age group and newcomers practised mindful walking indoors with guidance. Next, all groups participated in a mindful sitting session inside the main shrine room.
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[S3] Mindful Activity: String Lifter
Children had to apply an increased level of awareness to work collaboratively in a team to achieve the common goal of lifting an object placed on a ring without dropping it. In the discussion afterwards, the children shared their experiences during the mindful activity.
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[S4] Reporting Experiences
Venerable Bhante conducted the reporting experience session in a question and answer method.