‘One Million Children’ Meditate Together in Annual Event

It’s a sight to see: About one million schoolchildren meditating together during an annual Buddhist event held in Phra Dhamakaya Temple near Bangkok, Thailand. Aside from the children benefiting from the practice, organizers believe that starting with small things like changing one’s self will help transform the world.

Here’s a BBC report on the same event.

Every year, a project called V-Star Change the World brings schoolchildren to a Buddhist temple in Thailand for a day of meditation. Organisers claim that one million children attended the most recent event at the Phra Dhammakaya temple near Bangkok. The temple has attracted controversy in the past, with critics claiming the meditation exercise is simply for show, and others likening its activities to a cult. But the temple believes that when one million children meditate together it can help to change the world.


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