City of Bridges High School is a Holistic Learning Community, we believe in supporting the development of mind, the hands, the heart and the will of the community members. These beliefs are interwoven throughout the curriculum and culture of the school and are present in our meditation practice that begins each day.
Meditation is a foundational practice at City of Bridges. There is a formal, period of mindfulness each morning. This will include an introduction to peaceful-abiding and insight-awareness teachings and methods as well as mindfulness instructions. If you would like to learn more about the research on the benefits of Mindfulness please follow this link.
In addition to the Mindfulness practice, this lens is also applied to themes which are present throughout the curriculum including:
- The self as a process
- The social and individual construction of identity
- The necessity of compassion and virtue
- Our interdependence especially ecological and economic interdependence
Real Compassion is one of the core mottos and values of the school. Compassion here refers to the range of affective, pedagogical, and engaged dimensions of compassion training: from cultivating loving-kindness, to empathy, to benevolence, to non-conceptual-innate compassion.