සති සරසවිය – Mindfulness on Campus inaugural program at University of Sri Jayawardenapura

On the 19th November 2016 the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura initiated a secular mindfulness program for its students. About 55 students and staff members of the Faculty voluntarily participated in a two hour program. Few members of Medical Faculties from other universities participated as well. The evolution of Mindfulness in a global setting, advances in neuroscience demonstrating benefits of the practice and the presence of mindfulness in higher education institutions and universities overseas, were presented.
Guided sessions of mindful sitting and mindful walking were conducted, followed by a lively discussion.
The introduction of mindfulness to Sri Lankan schools through the secular program සති පාසැල and an analysis of feedback from students and teachers were also presented.
University Faculties and Departments which wish to initiate සති සරසවිය secular mindfulness sessions in respective Faculties could email satisarasaviya@gmail.com for arrangements.

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