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Posted by Martin Phillips-Hing on 2013-11-11 08:55

87 year-old Vietnamese Buddhist monk – Thich Nhat Hahn – has been an influential figure in the West since the 1960’s – e.g., he was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-11-06 08:41

How do you develop a gratitude practice and what is a "gratitude stop"? Today we are launching a blog series featuring the innovative Gratitude Graffiti Project. By Lucila McElroyLooking at my life from the outside, most would agree that it has been a “success”.  I have had a successful life coaching career, reaching and exceeding most goals I set out for myself. I have a healthy family, a husband, three well adjusted daughters and a beautiful home in an idyllic tree lined street. From the inside, however, I have struggled with feelings of anxiety, depression and “not good enough”.   What a double life for a life coach and optimist like me. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-11-01 09:14

In the last part of the series on "Being a Parent of a Child of Colour," Renira Vellos reflects on her  own experiences of talking about diversity to Vancouver students, argues about the importance of talking about race and provides  a list of further readings.Part 3: Observations from living in VancouverAs a teaching assistant for a teacher education program I was a person of colour walking into a class of students born and raised here, most from middle class backgrounds, starting with the topic of …white privilege. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-10-22 09:17

Eckhart Tolle shared the stage with the Dalai Lama at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit .  We are happy to announce that one of his books exploring heart-mind well-being will be made into a feature movie. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-10-20 07:46

In the second part of the series on "Being a Parent of a Child of Colour," guest blogger Renira Vellos talks about the role of parents in translating the experiences with race and diversity to their children.Part 2: Relating the experiences of a person of colourAs an educational researcher, I can quote studies on schools that show how minority students, those who are Black or First Nations, have different educational outcomes than students who are of white Anglo-European descent. more

Posted by Martin Phillips-Hing on 2013-10-15 09:15

Many people live with the belief that, “Having a million dollars will make me happy”.  By this logic, then billionaires should be a thousand times happier!  However, sages and wise people throughout the ages have concluded that material wealth does not, in itself, lead to happiness or contentment.  more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-10-10 08:55

What does it mean to be a child of colour? What role can parents play in shaping their kids' perceptions of the diverse world around them? The DLC is launching a three-part series "On Being a Parent of a Child of Colour" by guest blogger Renira Vellos.Part 1: ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SKIN COLOUR more

Posted by Tracy Smyth on 2013-09-25 12:00

And so begins a new learning journey at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. On board with the Human Early Learning Partnership and seven committed community groups, the Heart-Mind Index Pilot Project was launched at a symposium in September. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-09-17 07:32

By Karin Konstanynowicz     Just before the start of the new school year, UBC hosted Summer Institute 2013: Promoting Mental Health in BC Schools offering participants a wealth of inspiring stories and valuable information. more

Posted by Courtney Lawrence on 2013-08-29 08:46

“There are no boundaries to peace,” says Theo Koffler founder of a registered charitable organization, called Mindfulness Without Borders.“Peace begins between four eyes. It takes two people to listen and understand one another in order to dissolve the divide implicit in the ‘us’ and ‘them’ paradigm.”This is the core founding philosophy of Koffler’s work and vision. more