Schools Minister David Laws Says Buddhist Technique Could Help Children

 

Buddhist Meditation is finding its way out of monasteries in the East into schools in the West, this time in UK.

Lessons in meditation? Schools could teach pupils ‘mindfulness’ to help them concentrate and deal with stress

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2579267/Lessons-meditation-Schools-teach-pupils-mindfulness-help-concentrate-deal-stress.html

Asked to explain the concept of mindfulness, he said: ‘It’s about trying to impact on people’s motivations, their attitudes to life. It’s about trying to get at some of the things we don’t always get at through our crude technical interventions.
Education Minister David Laws said said he thought in ‘mindfulness’ should be taken seriously in helping to improve pupils’ ‘attitudes to life’

Education Minister David Laws said said he thought in ‘mindfulness’ should be taken seriously in helping to improve pupils’ ‘attitudes to life’

‘It’s an area that we should take seriously while making sure that there is proper evidence-based scrutiny of it.’ Rooted in ancient Buddhist practices, the modern mindfulness movement has been gathering momentum over the last 30 years.

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