I had these guys do a session of meditation before class this morning. These are the conditions of being a student of mine, regardless of age.
When I first arrived in Cambodia, I was surprised with the number of people who didn’t do meditation. The method of meditation I use is traditional to Buddhist culture, which is why I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t lost in their society, especially with the younger generations.
Science now shows the benefits of meditation to the brain and body, so it isn’t a wonder why a teacher would choose to calm his or her students before a session of learning.
With changes to the structure of the brain and an increased sense of awareness, it’s no wonder why this technique of mindfulness is becoming so popular in the West.
Irrespective of age and the capacity to focus, meditation or sameathi is a great way to kick off the day.
These young guys still have a lot of work to do, but despite their overwhelming levels of energy and their underdeveloped attention spans, they still managed to do a good job, lasting just under 3 minutes 😆👍