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Re: Theravada Buddhist Education

Postby gavesako » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:42 pm

In this video, Ajahn Jayasaro is talking about the Buddhist Wisdom Schools and the approach to Buddhist education in Thailand:

(filmed during his visit to Portugal)
http://youtu.be/BSWfoFAvN_k


A series of his talk on Buddhist Education is here:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... ature=plcp

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Re: Theravada Buddhist Education

Postby gavesako » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:02 am

School in the slow lane
Disillusioned with mainstream education, the elite are turning to Buddhism for an alternative approach


The schools incorporate Buddhism by trying to develop emotional intelligence and awareness, as well as an understanding of the way the mind works. To cultivate self-motivation, for example, students are encouraged to work out how to deal with boredom. “I think it’s ironic that in the West now there’s a huge interest in mindfulness and all kinds of programmes dealing with the problems that arise in traditional Western-style education, where children have behavioural and emotional problems,” said Phra Ajarn Jayasaro.
“But most of the things we learned at school in my generation were a waste of time, and it’s going to be the same for this generation.”

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/special ... -slow-lane

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Bhikkhu Gavesako
Kiṃkusalagavesī anuttaraṃ santivarapadaṃ pariyesamāno... (MN 26)

ajahnchah.org - Teachings of Ajahn Chah in many languages
Dhammatube - Videos on Buddhist practice
Ancient Buddhist Texts - Translations and history of Pali texts


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