Huffington Post

 

Recommended reading: Huffington Post (09.11.2015) I disagree with this author on a few points. For example, I respectfully disagree that Mindfulness can be secularized and detached from Buddhism. I think one only needs to look at the cover photo on this article to see that a mindfulness session = Buddhist Meditation. I recommend this article because it suggests the notion that some teachers could be tempted to use Mindfulness Meditation as a means to sedate children, and cause them to fall in line.

tag: problems with mindfulness, social emotional learning, obey. And, problems with mindfulness, in public schools.

 

Mindfulness Petition Promo

tag: meditation in schools

Promo video: I featured this video on my change.org petition for several months. It shows me speaking on camera, summarizing Mindfulness and the problem with Mindfulness Meditation in schools. The video also shows children engaged in Mindfulness Meditation and some CBC archival footage of Peter Mansbridge circa 1980’s. Stayed tuned for more info regarding meditation in schools.

 

Letter from Vancouver School Board

Before launching this campaign, I sent a letter to the Vancouver School Board (o5.2016). In my letter to them, I kindly outlined how Mindfulness sessions at my child’s public school equated to Guided Meditation and Buddhist Meditation. I also supplied evidence of that fact, and I showed excerpts of the law which show that it unlawful to legislate things like meditation, in Canada. I kindly asked for their help in removing Mindfulness Meditation from my child’s public elementary school. In June 2016, I received a reply from them (see below). In their letter, they denied that Mindfulness sessions involve meditation and they denied that Mindfulness has any association to Buddhism. The Vancouver School Board was unwilling to consider my evidence, and that led to my launching an online petition through change.org, that same month. tag: stop mindfulness legislation

 

tag: stop mindfulness legislation, social emotional learning