Students and staff at Blackburn Central High School enjoyed a week of mindfulness meditation when Richard Foster from the Blackburn Buddhist Centre came in to present assemblies all last week.
Blackburn Buddhist Centre is part of the international Triratna Buddhist Community. They follow a path of traditional Buddhist practice which offers a different way of viewing yourself and the world.
Buddhism sees that all human beings have potential for unlimited positive change. At the Buddhist centre they are dedicated to realising this vision for the sake of all living beings.
During the assemblies, Richard spoke with each year group about relaxation techniques, including focusing on breathing, mentally shutting off the outside world and relaxing.
The mediation proved very popular and we may look into the possibility of using the methods shown in future for our students, especially around exam time.