In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind

In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind

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A few days ago Katina sent GNN-i this New York Times story, calling it "a happy thing… Kids meditating in classes — quieting their minds!"

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"The lesson began with the striking of a Tibetan singing bowl to induce mindful awareness. A student holds an instrument used in mindfulness techniques.

With the sound of their new school bell, the fifth graders at Piedmont Avenue Elementary School here closed their eyes and focused on their breathing, as they tried to imagine “loving kindness” on the playground."

Times report By Patricia Leigh Brown

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