Dharmashala: The SEE Learning and Cognitive-Based Compassion Training organised for Tibetan Educators concluded on Sunday, 28 May.
The five-day training led by Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi (Professor at Emory University) and Tsondue Samphel (Senior Instructor of SEE Learning at Emory University) was attended by 25 Tibetan educators including school heads of 16 scattered Tibetan schools in India.
During the first-day session, the educators were comprehensively coached on the cultivation of the virtues of SEE Learning in the academic curriculum. In the next two sessions, Tenzin Samdup proposed the framework of the SEE curriculum while other educators presented their views on wide-ranging topics involving compassion, kindness, forgiveness and promotion of other virtues and likewise prevention of the vices.
On the fifth and final day, the educators were trained on controlling emotions and integrating the exercises into the academic curriculum. In the afternoon, Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche led a Q&A session on the four core commitments of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The session was attended by Education Kalon Tharlam Dolma Changra.
The educators and facilitators received an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama the next day
The Department of Education of the Central Tibetan Administration organised the training with funding from DANIDA.
-Reported by the Department of Education