‘Caga’ (generosity) in action. Making candles to present to Venerable Ajahn Jiew from Pha Yen Boon Temple for Khao Pansa (the rains retreat, or Buddhist Lent). Wat Pha Yen Boon has no electricity so we hope our small offerings will provide light and inspiration during this time of contemplation.
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Our Young Chefs Cooking Club got up early yesterday to cook for for our special guests, Venerable Ajahns Siripanyo and Punno. Great effort and delicious food! A good example of ‘caga’ (generosity) in action!
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Green Schools Lead to
Better Academic Achievement – Study
We witness every day at school how a green, natural environment enhances learning. Just as when we ourselves spend a day in the countryside, we see the bright eyes and calm but alert minds of our students. But how come? Building on previous studies on the positive impact of greenery on well-being, researchers are now suggesting that a green environment leads to improved academic achievement among children. Their study shows that students who attend schools with more green space have better working memory and less inattentiveness. They point to the stimulating environment, feeling of being at ease and absorption of air pollutants that are experienced in green spaces as being prime conditions for enhanced attention. Read more here.
Dhamma Talk by Venerable Ajahn Siripanyo
Wednesday July 8th, 2015, 4 – 5pm
Panyaden School Assembly Hall, Chiang Mai
Venerable Ajahn Siripanyo is abbot at the Dtao Dam monastery in Kanchanaburi, part of the Ajahn Chah lineage. Of Thai-Malaysian parentage but educated in the UK, Venerable Siripanyo has been a monk in the Thai forest tradition for 25 years. All are welcome! The talk will be in English and Thai. For more information, please call 053 426 618.
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