12 Wise Habits: Samadhi

January 21, 2021By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

The word Samadhi originates from the Sanskrit sam‐a‐dha, meaning “to bring together.” It is usually translated as “concentration” or composing of the mind. It is the mind that does not waver, does not scatter itself and is focused on the task at hand despite being disturbed, persuaded or provoked. When we achieve Samadhi we attain … Read More

12 Wise Habits Week: Viriya

November 9, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

It’s painful to see our children hurting, and our gut reaction is to jump to their aid. We instinctively want to make it better, and make the pain go away. That’s what we do, right? As the youngest of 4 siblings, whenever we played games, I would struggle and work hard to win – and it … Read More

6 WAYS TO NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S UNIQUE TALENT

October 12, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

By Ellisa Schlotzhauer,Primary Vice Principal,Panyaden International School One of the greatest gifts a parent or teacher can give children is to help them discover their own unique talents. Even before the age of two, children are already showing preferences for specific toys and activities and wowing us with their creativity and talents. Helping students to … Read More

Love of learning can be learned

October 3, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

By Michel Thibeault, M.Ed.Primary School PrincipalPanyaden International School It’s amazing how young children have an irrepressible love for learning. We can see how much young children can learn every day, seemingly without too much effort. Sadly, this enjoyment for learning doesn’t always last, and by the time they become teenagers many students begin to become … Read More

12 Wise Habits Week: Chanda

September 28, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

Chanda (pronounced Chan-ta ฉันทะ) this is an important principle in the education of children or in the raising of children by parents. We should not be overly obsessed with results, but instead look for quality of action in the present moment. It is natural that as parents or teachers things will not always work out … Read More

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

September 17, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

Panyaden International School, A BLUEPRINT FOR A TRULY GREEN SCHOOL IN CHIANG MAI THAILAND Dr. Markus RoseliebCo-Founder of Panyaden International SchoolPrincipal of Chiangmai Life Architects and Chiangmai Life Construction Building a school that is green and sustainable in its architecture as well as curriculum takes more effort, requires more planning and more investment as there … Read More

12 Wise Habits Week: Mattanuta

September 14, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

MATTANUTA (Knowing the right amount) Mattanuta (pronounced ma-tan-yoo-ta) means‘knowing the right amount.’ When practised, it helps us achieve a healthy balance in life. It is the quality of understanding that, whatever goals we set ourselves, there is an optimum amount of material and non-material things that we need. It is the ability to assess what is enough, … Read More

12 Wise Habits Week: Avihimsa

August 25, 2020By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

AVIHIMSA (Not harming)August 24 – September 7, 2020 Avihimsa is a Pali word which means not causing harm. To practise ‘Avihimsa’ is not to say or do anything that creates suffering for oneself or for others and also not to say or do anything that creates or encourages the cause of suffering in oneself or … Read More