2010 “Montessori contributes to conference on “Science, Spirituality, and Education” with the Dalai Lama in Sikkim, Northern India
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Although Montessori education is well-known for the academic success it is in truth a method of studying human development in all of its facets and supporting the growth of children toward the fullest potential in all ways. Above is the Montessori contingent present at this meeting with the Dalai Lama in December of 2010.
Along with progress in many areas such as medicine and the material standard of living, Western culture has brought difficulties to the Himalayan region: materialism, TV violence, daily stress, discord, drugs, teenage problems, and more.
The government of Sikkim brought together a stellar group of scientists, medical doctors, philosophers, thinkers, and educators, including five us Montessorians, in hopes of solving these problems through the education of children.
During several days of talks and meetings, including talks by Lynne Lawrence and Jean Miller, and because of many Montessori conversations among the participants, a day was added just for the educators to meet, all present interested in implementing Montessori education to alleviate these problems.