Mindfulness in Schools and Universities in UK

Read on for more on Mindfulness in schools and find out why and how the simple practice of Buddhist mindfulness meditation is finding its way from the monasteries in the East to the schools and universities in the West.


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


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.

Interested to know more?  Come join us in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery for some quiet and serene meditation today!

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Basic Buddhism Course: Discovering Buddhism
Guide to Buddha’s Teachings

A 10-part course designed to provide guidance to participants on how key aspects of the Buddha’s teachings apply in our daily lives. Suitable for those who wish to know more about the basics of Buddhism.


4 March 2011 (Friday) at 7.30pm
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  • 4 March 2011: Buddhism As We See It Today
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