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Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-05-08 12:55

 For three days this week, Vancouver plays host to Heart-Mind 2013, a one-of-a-kind conference that looks at how we can help children thrive.Organized by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, Heart-Mind 2013 (Thursday, May 9 - Saturday, May 11) features some of the leaders in child development and contemplative practice who will attempt to answer the Dalai Lama's question: "How can we educate the hearts of children." more

Posted by Jason Motz on 2013-04-25 14:27

“ I was in my twenties when I first met the Dalai Lama in 1972,’ says Victor Chan, founder of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. “ For an ethnic Chinese, an opportunity like this doesn’t come along very often. For me it was a life-transforming experience.”  Recently I had a chance to spend an hour with Victor listening to some incredible stories, many of which are featured in his latest book, “The Wisdom of Compassion: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights,” co-authored with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Here are some of the highlights. more

Posted by Jason Motz on 2013-03-27 10:27

 A leading expert on anxiety, Dr Lynn Miller has conducted research on different models of anxiety prevention programs in schools. She is an Associate Professor in the Education and Counseling Psychology and Special Education department at UBC, and a child and family counselor.  Dr Miller will be appearing as part of the Dalai Lama Center's Educating the Heart series on April 4. You can find about ticketing here.DLC: What are some of the common symptoms of anxiety in children and teens? more

Posted by Jason Motz on 2013-02-21 08:40

 Dr. Shefali Tsabary is an author, clinical psychologist and TedX speaking alumna, who uses a combination of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology to help parents and educators probe a very specific question, “How can we strengthen the connections between parents and children?” Dr. Tsabary will be appearing as part of the Dalai Lama Center’s Educating the Heart series on February 28th. You can find out about ticketing here. Dalai Lama Center: What does it mean to you to take part in the Educating the Heart lecture series? more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-02-13 11:48

Dear friends,     British Columbia, Canada, and the world have lost an outstanding scientist, advocate for children and families, and a creative, fearless and loving human being.  And the Dalai Lama Center has lost a dear friend. As we mourn the loss of Dr. Clyde Hertzman we recognize and appreciate his tremendous inspiration and invaluable support for Dalai Lama Center programs aimed at educating the hearts of children. more

Posted by Courtney Lawrence on 2013-02-03 18:05

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.With what is your child living?Excerpted from Dorothy Law Nolte’s poem “Children Learn What They Live” more

Posted by Jason Motz on 2013-01-22 16:16

 As a new year unfolds, the Dalai Lama Center’s Educating the Heart series rolls on. First up for 2013 is Dr. Brenda Morrison, Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and assistant professor with Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2012-12-13 08:48

In 2010, the Hon. Jason Kenney announced that the government would welcome 1,000 Tibetans living in Arunachal Pradesh to Canada, following a 2007 personal appeal by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. more

Posted by Martin Phillips-Hing on 2012-11-23 15:16

Is our parenting motivated by fear and reaction or by mindfulness and compassion?  It is one thing to remain mindful, centered and calm while sitting still and meditating.  It is another to do so while engaged in the often harried activities of parenting.Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn – Authors of Everyday Blessings: The inner work of mindful parenting (1997) – discuss mindful parenting in this insightful interview with which many of us can identify, from both a parent and child’s perspective. They provide 12 exercises for mindful parenting which are worth the read:Read the article here more

Posted by Jason Motz on 2012-11-15 21:04

 Former RCMP officer Ward Clapham instituted Positive Tickets in 2002. The program’s goal? To reward the often unacknowledged good that kids and young adults do within the community. Ticketing began in 2002. Kids who were recognized for good deeds were given vouchers for free sodas, movie passes and other recreational activities, or simply an acknowledgment of gratitude for doing something good. more