Mundgod: The four-day workshop on Secular Ethics for Pre-Primary school teachers has been successfully concluded on 6 January 2020 at Drepung Losel Ling Center for Meditation and Science.
The closing ceremony of the workshop has been presided over by the Settlement Officer Mr Lhakpa Tsering, who talked to the participants extensively on the real implementation of the knowledge they had gained from the workshop. The two representatives of the workshop expressed their common experience during the workshop. They were overwhelmed by the workshop content, facilitators’ unique ways of making all of them understand the content thoroughly and the facilities provided during their stay at the center.
The facilitators for the workshop included Geshe Lhakdor, Chairman of Education Council and Director of LTWA; Prof Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-based Ethics, Emory University; Geshe Dadul Namgyal and Mr Tsondue Samphel, Senior Interpreters of the Center in Emory University.
The workshop was exclusively meant for all the Pre-Primary school teachers from five Tibetan settlements in South India and three Tibetan settlements in Central India, in which 33 of them participated. Additionally, 8 teachers from Monastic schools also attended the workshop.
The four-day workshop covered topics including the history and development of the framework of the SEE Learning, introduction to the scope and sequence of the SEE Learning curriculum, structure of a SEE Learning experience, components and enduring capabilities, compassion, resilience, emotion, sensation, attention and interdependence. The daily routine of the workshop was talking about certain topics, rationale and purpose behind the particular subjects, followed by related activities to have critical insight into the covered themes.
The final day was dedicated for the participants to make group presentations on the learning experiences provided, followed by some additional activities related to interdependence.
Just before the closing ceremony, the facilitators finally recapitulated all the topics covered in the last four days.
This workshop has been kindly funded by Vimala Association.
–Filed by the Department of Education