12 Wise Habits: Viriya

September 27, 2021By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

VIRIYA (Persevering)PANYADEN 12 WISE HABITS WEEK Viriya (pronounced wi‐ri‐ya) is a very important virtue in Buddhism, commonly translated as “perseverance”, or “diligent effort”. It can be defined as an attitude of gladly engaging in wholesome activities and staying with them in order to accomplish the desired results. It is the mind intent on being unshaken … Read More

A Breath of Fresh Air All Year Round

June 8, 2021By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

Panyaden’s fresh air system ensures that our students and staff have access to safe and high quality air in our classrooms. This unique system filters PM 2.5 during the smoke season and maintains a low level of CO2 year round, providing the best learning environment for our students. We are able to maintain these low … Read More

12 Wise Habits: Caga

May 17, 2021By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

“Few things enhance the sense of connection between family members as group acts of generosity.” – Ajahn JayasaroCAGA (Being generous)PANYADEN 12 WISE HABITS WEEK Caga (pronounced jaa-ka) means generosity. It is delighting in the act of giving, sharing, or relinquishing and expecting nothing in return; it is when the love of giving becomes a virtue … Read More


April 30, 2021By PanyadenInternationalSchoolUncategorized

Dear Parents, We recently learned that online learning will continue into May. This is, of course, not wonderful news, but we understand that the Covid situation has gotten worse, not better. Last week, I encouraged you to take care of yourself. I cannot underscore this sentiment any more than I already have. Error on the … Read More

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


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