“Our school is different”
The students and the teachers were very fortunate to get blessed by the very venerable Lama Zopa Rimpoche who was here at the Tara Temple on 18/01/17.
While speaking to the students he said: “Do not always think about the ‘self’, the ‘I’. Think for the greater interest of everyone. Dedicate yourself for the welfare of everyone. You are learning language, you are learning meditation; whatever you are learning here, it’s for the numberless human beings, numberless universe, numberless animals, numberless asura beings, numberless hell beings to help to freedom from suffering of samsara to cause happiness-ultimate happiness, everlasting happiness, Nirvana. Then, that’s kindness, a form of motivation. Thus, your body, speech and mind are pure. Alice Project is different from other schools. They (other schools) never learn about true life, they never learn about meditation and mind. One year ago, I met children outside the stupa. They were very young. However, I could see the difference in them from other schools’ children. Their mind was more conscious than those of other schools’ children“.
Lama Zopa Rimpoche addressing to Alice Project’s residential children during his recent visit
MINDFULNESS AND MORAL ETHICS – The secret of a successful Education
Speech of Monlam Lama to Alice Project’s teachers:
“Only Scholastic education is not important for the development of a student’s mind. There must be the moral Education together with it. As the Education about mindfulness and moral and ethical values can make his learning complete. As if a person will not know these things, how the mind is working and what are the effect of mental afflictions on one’s mind one can never know the real nature of the mind. And knowing this is very important because if a student will know all this, the negativeness of himself will be less and he will not do something wrong.
As if we see nowadays all the people who are harming others, and killing and doing violence most of them are highly educated but there is the lack of moral and ethical teachings, they are not mindful at all. This is why they are doing all this. So if we want to change this we should develop the mindfulness in our students since the very begging. So that these seeds may flourish in their personality and they can be a better citizens of this world.”
Lama Zopa and Lama Monlam