Every Friday morning, all EC teachers and staff have a short exercise at 7.15 AM in the butterfly garden. The exercise is led by Wen Jing Laoshi.
Why is it important to exercise in the morning?
First, the fresh air in the morning provide a lot of oxygen to the body, helping the mind to become refreshed and calm. When breathing fresh, unpolluted air, the body and mind are fresher.
When we speak, most of us are not very mindful. Words just come out of our mouths. When we listen to others, we are often very “mindful” in picking apart others’ mistakes, causing afflictions to arise in our own minds. When others speak kind words to us, they go in one ear and out the other and we are quick to forget. Being mindful of the wrong things is a common shortcoming that most people have.
So, we do not necessarily need to listen to profound teachings but in our daily life we must always practice mindfulness. The Dharma that can be readily applied and used is ”wondrous Dharma.”From Mirror of the Heart P.157 by Master Cheng Yen
In our preparation for Grades 10 and 11 students and their college choices, we continued to hold seminar talks for students and their parents to be informed by various colleges and education representatives.At the end of the month, we also had representative from Education Malaysia, who shared about further studies in Malaysia. We hope that these seminar talks are able to provide our students with the information they need to decide their future careers and where to pursue it.