Samten Supports Comic Relief 2022

Samten joined forces with schools across the UK last week and successfully created a new ‘unofficial’ world record by hosting the largest child group meditation session in the UK on Friday 18th March. Approximately 3,000 pupils from 20 schools across the UK participated in the sponsored event branded the ‘Samten Sponsored Smile’ as it was broadcast live from Samten’s YouTube channel on the morning of Red Nose Day.

Filmed at Deri Primary School in Bargoed, South Wales, Samten co-founder, Jamie Watkins led a ‘fingers and toes’ meditation session alongside life and health coach Andrew McLaughlan, allowing the children to experience first-hand the key meditation techniques refined by the company’s co-founder and renowned Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten.

Those who took part were encouraged to take and share photos and videos across social media using the dedicated Samten and Comic Relief hashtags.

Co-founder of Samten, Jamie Watkins, commented: “It was wonderful to think of all those children meditating together with Samten Junior on Red Nose Day. To see them finding a moment of peace whilst raising money for the fantastic work that Comic Relief do every year was a very special experience for us all.

“On behalf of the team, I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the schools who made this happen. It was pretty incredible to think of all that collective energy and the impact that it will have had on the children. As the Dalai Lama said, ‘If every eight-year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.' We are so grateful to be part of a movement that has the power to make that happen.”

Simon Delve, CEO of Samten added, “Children are our future and we want to help them build the strongest version of themselves that we can. We look forward to growing our connections within the education sector over the coming year and working with schools as often as we can.”

Samten Junior, an integrated part of the Samten App is designed to make children feel great on the inside whilst educating them about the importance and benefits of mental health and wellbeing.

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