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Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-05-31 09:34

By Lisa Geddes     There is a delicate balance between pushing our kids too hard and not pushing them hard enough. Should I let my daughter quit soccer or insist she continue because quitting is not the right thing to do and participating in team sports is a valuable experience? Should I run to my four-year-old son in every moment of crisis or are there times when he needs to pick himself up, dust himself off and keep going on his own? These are the types of questions every parent struggles with. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-05-30 09:23

By Lisa Geddes     Being a mom is busy and demanding. My days start early and I am often impatient as I try to get everyone fed, dressed and out the door on time. Like most families our lives are filled with school, activities, birthday parties and play dates – yet, amidst our hectic days, I can’t help but wonder if these things are teaching my kids life’s most valuable lessons. I try to teach them right from wrong, how to do their best, be kind to others and to use good manners, and yet I question if I am doing the best I can to prepare them for a fulfilling life. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-05-28 11:21

By Dana Mahon, Founder Child's Pose YogaFrom the moment a volunteer greeted me on the street with a smile and her warmth as I approached the venue for the Heart Mind Conference, I had a feeling it was going to be a beautiful 3 days – and it was.  more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-05-22 12:47
Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2013-05-08 13:55

 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 15:27

“ 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 11:27

 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 09:40

 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 12:48

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 19:05

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