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Posted by Dave Samis on 2015-09-23 19:47

In an elementary school on Vancouver Island, the first Professional-Development day of the year was spent learning about the Dalai Lama Center’s (DLC) Heart-Mind Well-Being Framework and exploring practical, evidence-informed strategies to make social and emotional learning a focus in every classroom. Tracy Smyth, Senior Editor of the DLC’s learning resource website, Heart-Mind Online, facilitated the Pro-D workshop.    more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-21 10:48

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an award-winning teacher, researcher, and professor at the University of British Columbia. She was recently named director of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership, which has been a long-time collaborator with the Dalai Lama Center, most notably in the development of the Heart-Mind Index.This October 2-3 in Vancouver, Kimberly will be making her third appearance at the Dalai Lama Center's annual Heart-Mind Conference. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-14 10:30

"We will be engaged, informed and inspired!"Those are just a few of the words Maria LeRose uses to describe the "Heart-Mind Conference experience". Our moderator at Heart-Mind 2015 (October 2-3, Vancouver), Maria is looking forward to exploring how adults are able to help children meet the challenge of building and keeping real human connection in our digital world.  more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-08 12:59

We all want our children and students to thrive and to become all they were meant to be, right? But how is this accomplished? What conditions are required?  What experiences are essential to unfolding of human potential? These are just a few of the questions that Deborah MacNamara wants to answer at Heart-Mind 2015. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-03 12:06

        September is here and that means one thing – back to school. This can be both an exciting and stressful time for children, parents and educators alike. Prepare for the year ahead with these resources from Heart-Mind Onlinemore

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-09-01 09:58

Jennifer Shapka wants to explore what it means to grow up in an information age. She is an Associate Professor in Human Development, Learning and Culture at the University of British Columbia. At Heart-Mind 2015, Jennifer will take the audience on a crash course of how to help children and youth safely and responsibly navigate the online world.  more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-08-12 15:21

On October 2, Dr. Peter Senge will return to Vancouver for a special keynote presentation at Heart-Mind 2015: Human Connection in a Digital World. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2015-08-01 10:29

Heart-Mind 2015 is just around the corner and this October 2-3, we'll be exploring the theme of Human Connection in a Digital World. Heart-Mind Online has a number of resources that help those who care for and about children to foster social interaction in a fast-paced, technology driven world. Below are just a few and you can find more at more

Posted by Dave Samis on 2015-07-05 23:00

Today is the Dalai Lama's 80th birthday, which his Holiness will celebrate in California this year during the Global Compassion Summit. Enthroned as the 14th Dalai Lama in 1940 at the age of four-years-old, His Holiness is now respected and revered by people around the world and across all faiths due to his inspiring and hopeful teachings about peace and compassion. more

Posted by Melody Schalm on 2015-06-10 08:39

I recently had a life wake-up call. It wasn’t an accident, health crisis or anything else of that magnitude. In fact, nothing out-of-the-ordinary happened at all.  My wake-up call was simply this:  It occurred to me that my eldest child is now ten.  And, with that, came the realization that over half of my official parenting is over.  Done.  For better or for worse, irreversible. And that gave me pause. more