Purpose of the Summit:
Sharing the experience of Sati Pasala (or mindfulness in schools), and describing its evolution into a national program
To broad-base the understanding on mindfulness, and its role in addressing currently prevalent problems, in Sri Lanka and globally.
Is mindfulness a tool for preventing conflict, chaos and complexities? Will it address the proximate causes of these problems, through transformation of the human mind and the brain?
To create partnerships & form broad networks: inter-nation, inter-cultural, inter-ethnic & inter-religious, to discuss the role of mindfulness as a foundation for social harmony, environmental protection and for basic fulfillment.
To reiterate mindfulness as a core teaching of the Buddha, and to emphasize the need to propagate mindfulness as an essential part of Buddhist training