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Posted by Dave Samis on 2016-02-02 15:47

Since 2009, student teachers in Simon Fraser University’s Professional Development Program (PDP) International Teacher Education Module (ITEM) have completed their teaching practicums in Dharamsala, India, which is home to Tibetan refugees who live under the leadership of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. For the past two years, the student teachers have been fortunate enough to have an inspiring audience with His Holiness, who also makes his home in Dharamsala. more

Posted by Dave Samis on 2016-01-13 13:29

The New Year is often a time for setting goals and reflecting on the year that has just passed. It is a great opportunity to remember the good things that have happened in one's life recently, and to express gratitude for these things and the people who had a part in them. more

Posted by Dave Samis on 2016-01-06 11:03

We at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education wish everyone a happy New Year and hope your 2016 is full of joy and compassion. We are looking forward to continuing our work to educate the hearts of children and promote Heart-Mind well-being in homes, schools and communities across British Columbia and around the world. Stay tuned for announcements about our Heart-Mind 2016 conference in October 2016, which will be focused on how to teach resiliency and develop the five positive human qualities of Heart-Mind well-being in the children we care for.    more

Posted by Dave Samis on 2015-10-22 10:49

Friday October 2nd, 2015 was the Regional StrongStart Pro-D Learning Together conference in Metro Vancouver. Eight Districts that included Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and West Vancouver promoted an area of interest to StrongStart Facilitators. In total, 98 facilitators attended the Conference. more

Posted by Dave Samis on 2015-10-08 12:33

As part of Healthy Schools Week, Oct 5-9, 2015, British Columbia’s Directorate of Agencies for School Health (DASH) launched an online School Connectedness Film Festival; publicly releasing videos developed by six school connectedness grantees in the province. The videos show examples of the strong practices and diverse approaches being used in BC schools and districts to support and improve the school connectedness and mental well-being of students. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-30 11:13

The digital world is constantly developing and changing, and our children have had the unique opportunity to “grow up online”, and are often more technologically savvy than their adult counterparts. But how has this impacted Generation Y? What role can mindfulness play with the Millennials? more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-29 11:24

Amori Mikami invites you to explore your teenager’s digital and online world at Heart-Mind 2015. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-28 09:33

Alexandra Samuel is an educator, entrepreneur, blogger and all around social media expert. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-24 11:57

“Even as an 18-year-old I remember a time before smartphones and Facebook. I do feel we have lost a sense of personal connection,” says Hannah Berry.  more