On the 15th morning of July, children gathered at the Temple to learn and practice mindfulness meditation under the divine guidance of Most Ven. Adicca. He led the children in a sitting meditation, with emphasis on breath, to teach them to focus on the present moment.
After meditation, children chanted and paid their respect to the Triple Gem; the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. With translations by Ven. Sangharakkhita, Ven. Adicca delivered a talk on the importance of the Five Precepts and the practice of Metta (loving-kindness) meditation. Children skillfully learned to manage their stress, forgetfulness, and anxieties.
Children received their lunch and other alms munificently offered by Ms. Moe Moe, a Burmese woman living in Uganda. As a way of paying courtesies to their supporter, children chanted and offered special blessings to their guide Ven. Adicca, Moe Moe and shared their merits with everyone present. This event was also a chance for them to learn to be mindful of their actions, to be responsible and to share their merits. No one is too poor to give, and no one is too rich to receive. It was humbling to see the children share their merits and blessings.