I really enjoyed being able to learn and practice Samatha and Longlen meditations. The ability to use these meditations to calm the mind and instill compassion in the body was really a great experience! It was amazing learning the ways in which these meditations may help us overcome hatred in unjust situations or calm our minds to make better and clearer choices in any situation.
I really liked this workshop! There was a lot of key information that was expressed and that we discussed that were very beneficial. For future Jumpstart events I think that it would be interesting to, alongside having the statistics about income in DC wards, also having statistics for students who participate in Jumpstart to really showcase the impact Jumpstart has on young children.