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Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-11-07 12:55

Heart-Mind 2016: Cultivating Resilience took place October 21-22 at the Bell Centre for Performing Arts in Surrey, British Columbia. As a conference dedicated to helping the adults who teach and care for children, this year was focussed on one of the key positive human qualities that promotes Heart-Mind well-being: resilience. Over the two days, over 650 attendees from all over the BC and from as far away as Brazil and the Netherlands - the largest audience to ever attend a Heart-Mind conference - participated in keynote presentations, workshops, musical performances, Connect and Reflect breaks, and mindfulness activities. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-19 11:34

Eli Puterman is a health psychologist and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Kinesiology. He has advanced an innovative model of resiliency that suggests that physical activity and other healthy behaviours can mitigate the negative biological impacts of life course adversities. He has published extensively on how stress can affect us and the benefits of living an active life — and demonstrates how this can help us to be more resilient.What first inspired you to focus your research on the topic of resilience? more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-07 10:40

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Shelley Moore’s research interests integrate the theory and practice of inclusive education, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. She is particularly interested in how students of all abilities can be included meaningfully while also contributing to the learning of their peers. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-06 00:00

Check out the latest evidence-informed learning resources for parents and teachers at Here are 5 back-to-school resources to help you get into the swing of the new school year. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-08-09 17:10

Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent and is the proud mother of twelve-year-old twins. She is an award winning author, international speaker and sought-after consultant who has been running her business, Little Drum Consulting, since 1996. Monique’s first children’s book, My Heart Fills with Happiness was released in early February 2016 and has been on the BC Bestsellers List since being released. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-07-16 22:03

Dzung X. Vo, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Medicine in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time, which uses mindfulness-based techniques to help teens (and parents) to deal with stress and life's toughest situations. At Heart-Mind 2016, Dr. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-07-06 14:24

We at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education would like to wish His Holiness the Dalai Lama a healthy and happy birthday. July 6th, His Holiness is 81 years of age!Since our founding in 2005, the Dalai Lama Center has hosted the Dalai Lama in Vancouver, Canada during three visits. Follow the links below for videos, pictures and information on these inspiring events: more

Posted by Elizabeth Greenwood on 2016-06-30 15:09

This week I have been thinking about how to integrate something like the Heart-Mind Well-being Framework into my own practice. My thoughts and conceptualizations of social and emotional learning and teaching have become a two-fold approach to teaching such qualities and concepts. more

Posted by Dave Samis on 2016-06-16 17:23

According to a recent report by Companies Committed to Kids (CCK), the most important factor to help a child's development is mental health. And, in a survey of over 1,000 Canadian parents, the CCK report "Taking the Pulse of Canada's Kids" reveals that parents are more concerned with their children's ability to be resilient - their ability to "handle life's ups and downs", "manage stress", and "cope with difficult situations" ranked higher on their list of concerns than bullying, nutrition, media influence or screen time. more