“If you want to know what you were doing in the past, look at your body now. If you want to know what will happen to you in the future, look at what your mind is doing now.”
~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Loving kindness and universal responsibility underpins care for our environment.
The Daylesford Dharma School believes that educators and education providers have a responsibility – indeed a great opportunity – to make a significant contribution to the long term protection and sustenance of our environment.
This becomes apparent when we take into account the strong potential for the continuum of a student’s experiences to extend beyond their school years, informed by the type of education they have received.
We consider that our school – all schools, in fact – play a vital role regarding matters of the environment. If we use a Buddhist perspective to look at the causes for the current state of our planet, it could be concluded that this situation is the direct result of a lack of loving kindness.
It is clear that loving kindness is not the primary motivation for the current development of our society. This is reflected in the prevalence of education systems that support only the skills for a vocation and getting ahead in the world; that promote a materialistic attitude to living and where the inner development of students takes second priority.
This reflects not only a missed opportunity for schools to make a positive contribution to the well being of the planet, but may very well be contributing to the continuing degradation of our world.
A strong emphasis on teaching the noble qualities of loving kindness and universal responsibility can be viewed as a pathway to positive change on a global scale.
Comedy 4 Karma
Oct 4 Daylesford Town Hall
A night of comedy on Sat Oct 4th, with big names, big laughs and good karma. Fundraising for Daylesford Dharma School - an investment in compassionate education, helping to further develop a kinder more peaceful world.
Doors 8pm for an 8.30pm start
** HANNAH GADSBY ** SAMMY J & RANDY **
** ANNE EDMONDS ** XAVIER MICHELIDES **
** and MC DAVE O'NEIL **
Tickets $40* plus booking fee
*Present your ticket at Larder, 57A Vincent St, Daylesford, to receive a 2 course traditional Sri Lankan meal, including a choice between 2 entrées and 2 mains, for just $30 per person. (Vegetarian & gluten free options available).
Bookings from 6pm (no later than 7pm). Numbers are limited, so Larder will require a booking and credit card payment - this can be made over the phone. Wine, beer, other beverages and dessert can be paid for on the night (no B.Y.O).
LARDER DAYLESFORD ph 03 5348 4700 www.larderdaylesford.com.au