Laurence Freeman visited Comillas ICAI-ICADE
Laurence Freeman, a British Benedictine monk and Director of the International Center of the Christian Meditation Community, visited Comillas ICAI-ICADE to participate in the round table "Mindfulness, Meditation, Leadership. Proposals for the 21st Century”, together with Alejandra Vallejo-Nágera, Professor of Medical Psychology and Neuropsychology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), and Fernando Tobías, Professor of Personal Skills at the university.
During the conference, organized by the University in collaboration with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), the benefits of meditating were praised. "Meditation does much more than reduce stress in leaders; it helps to achieve personal harmony, to control the ego and gain a personal and social perspective, "Freeman stated.
Father Freeman takes the teaching of meditation around the world and at all possible levels. Therefore, he also teaches children to meditate, and not only as a spiritual practice. He affirms that young children are born meditators and their practice provides them with an essential ability needed to face the world today. It teaches them to face so many distractions, to calm them down and to distance themselves in order to confront the challenges that they face every day. "Teaching children to meditate, and to pay attention, is the most important thing we can do as educators," he said.