The Buddhist concept of precious human life recognizes the rarity of each existence and the importance of care for well being. Thus, we believe that people, and not institutions, should have the leading role in their own health.
In times of political and institutional crisis, it is essential to remember that other worlds are possible – they are in fact being created in different places. We propose not only to help build them, but also to make them visible.
Among the positive relationships we aim to foster, we highlight those with traditional communities in Brazil: indigenous, quilombola, riverside communities, among others.
We understand that caring for the environment is not separate from caring for ourselves, that human sustainability practices should not be dissociated from environmental regeneration practices.
Instituto Caminho do Meio (ICM) was founded in 2008, consolidating the social transformation actions of the Buddhist master Lama Padma Samten and his students, practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism linked to the Center for Bodhisattva Buddhist Studies (CEBB ).
Instituto Caminho do Meio was legally constituted in 2008, but its activities began much earlier, due to the vision and action of Lama Padma Samten
Middle Way School
The ICM maintains a non-profit educational institution, which translates the Buddhist tradition in a non-religious way to teach children and adolescents
Experience carried out by Instituto Caminho do Meio (ICM) which is part of a non-school education movement for young people aged 16 to 30
108 Hours of Peace
Em sua 23ª edição, o 108 Horas de Paz promove diálogos, palestras, rodas de sonho e atividades culturais em prol de uma Cultura de Paz
School Gardens is a project of the Federal Institute of Education/RS that, through the EcoViamão program, covers 28 state schools, 1 municipal and 1 private.
Buddhism and Society Dialogues Meeting | What does Buddhism have to say about issues that guide our life in society today?
Mbya Guarani people, from MaquiLast weekend, a group of 9 indigenous people from the Mbya people, from the Guarani village of Retomada, in Maquiné, visited the Centro de Estudosné, visits CEBB Jetavana
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Instituto Caminho do Meio seeks to act in a network, developing positive relationships with all social actors and promoting the protagonism of the communities with which we are involved.
The first edition of the Bodhisattva Magazine, a periodical devoted to the dissemination of Buddhist and world transformation texts.
Alfredo Aveline is ordained Lama by S.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and takes the name Padma Samten.
At the turn of the year, CEBB joins other organizations to promote the first 72 Horas for Peace, an event for dialogue and promotion of a culture of peace that, since then, has been held annually.
In Viamão, the first stage of the headquarters of the Assistance, Social and Educational Center Caminho do Meio (NASCEM), in the community of Jardim do Castelo.
In Recife, Lama Padma Samten and his students approach the Educational Nucleus of the Minor Brothers of Francis of Assisi (NEIMFA), in the Coque community.
In its ninth edition, the 72 Hours of Peace is extended, renamed 108 Hours of Peace.