The Sati Pasala programme was held on 16th February 2019 at the main hall of the Wikramabhahu Central College from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm. The participants included more than 800 including Dhamma School teachers from 122 Dhamma Schools, chief secretory theros from Gangaihala Koralaya, Doluwa and Udapalatha, six police officers, chief Sangha nayake theros, officers from Divisional Secretariat office and officers from zonal education office.
Ven. Athurugiriye Dhamavihari Thero conducted the programme. Being in the present moment was introduced through mindful sitting, mindful walking and mindful eating. They share their experiences with others at the end of the programme. Each Dhamma School ask separate programmes in their Dhamma schools. After having discussion, we have planned to hold programmes in three DS divisions separately. Police also request a programme for the police department. The Meheni Bhikkus also request a separate programme.
As a result of this programme, their interest & commitment have increased. So that Bhikkus have decided to hold their monthly meeting as soon as possible & plan to build a Sati Pasala centre at Gampola area.
Not only that but also they have discussed to arrange two teachers and two children as Sati Pasala facilitators from each Dhamma School and then arrange another TOT session for them. Then this team can arrange Sati Sangama in their Dhamma Schools and continue Sathiya.