Heart-Mind Newsletter: June 2015

Heart-Mind Newsletter: June 2015
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The Dalai Lama turns 80!

July 6th, 2015 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.

The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education is one of only a few organizations worldwide to be personally endorsed by His Holiness, and we are blessed to share his wisdom and guidance through our work. Since our founding in 2005, the 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:

Vancouver Dialogues 2006
Vancouver Peace Summit 2009
Be the Village Dialogues 2014

From all of us here at the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, we wish His Holiness a wonderful and happy birthday!


Join us as we explore the latest research, strategies and best practices for teaching and raising children in the digital age. How is constant, multi-screen connectivity transforming education, children's’ relationships with peers and adults, and their Heart-Mind well-being? What do parents, teachers, health professionals, and family support staffs need to do to adapt to the constant, and sometimes bewildering, rate of technological change?
Heart-Mind 2015: Human Connection in a Digital World will feature a keynote address by Dr. Peter Senge of MIT, who is co-author with Daniel Goleman of the new book, Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education. Additional presenters include Alexandra Samuel, Deborah MacNamara, Robert Roeser, Amori Mikami, Mary Immordino-Yang, Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, Jennifer Shapka, as well as a number of experts presenting hands-on workshops. The conference will be moderated by award-winning journalist, Maria LeRose, and features a science panel, networking events, Workshops, and Big Conversations, Small Groups break-out sessions.

Visit dalailamacenter.org to get your tickets before early-bird pricing ends on June 20th.


Check out the latest evidence-informed learning resources for parents and teachers at heartmindonline.org.
Recently, Club G, which started in a North Vancouver elementary school in 2011, received a National Inclusive Education Award from the Canadian Association for Community Living. Research continues to evolve the public school system toward inclusive classrooms that emphasize learner-centred approaches. The Club G story vividly demonstrates the positive effects of inclusion in the classroom. Watch the Club G video at Heart-Mind Online and be inspired by the actions within one school community to foster a culture of inclusion, compassion and generosity. Other Club G related resources on Heart-Mind Online: Heart-Mind Online supports Heart-Mind well-being in homes, schools and communities by providing learning freely accessible resources, activities, research and general information for all those who care for and teach children. Everything we share is informed by the latest research on social/emotional learning and child development. New Heart-Mind resources are posted each month, so please check back often, and be sure share the website with other parents, teachers, service providers, and anyone who works with children and families.


Promoting Resiliency in Families
We are pleased to announce the addition of Helen Davidson as Program Manager for the Promoting Resiliency in Families project. Helen comes to us after leading Vancouver's Windows of Opportunity project - and the Vancouver Heart-Mind Early Years Initiative - for the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and she is also Implementation Manager at Richmond's Children First Society. Also joining the team is researcher Denise Buote, Director at Arbor Educational and Clinical Consulting, who will be conducting the literature review for the project. Denise has worked with the Dalai Lama Center in the past, and helped validate the Heart-Mind framework. 

The Promoting Resiliency in Families program will work with staff and parents at various Metro Vancouver community agencies to develop new Heart-Mind learning resources and professional development programs to support staffs that work with parents and children in vulnerable communities. Partner agencies include the Metro Vancouver YWCA, City of Surrey South Asian Youth Task Force, and Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House. The Promoting Resiliency in Families project is funded by the Vancouver Foundation, The Clyde Hertzman Legacy Fund and the Purdy’s Foundation.
The Dalai Lama Center’s Heart-Mind programs and free learning resources are only possible because of the support and generosity of people like you who share our vision for a more compassionate and peaceful world.  Please donate to help educate the hearts of children.
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