Military Police Meets Zen Buddhism

Military Police Meets Zen Buddhism
Innovation

In Brazil, the government uses an ancient philosophy to train police officers

Mauricio Soares
  • 1 june 2010

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Military Police Meets Zen Buddhism

The government of Espírito Santo, a state located in the southeast of Brazil, is experimenting with a new training routine for some of its military police officers. Instead of learning about new combat techniques, policemen are developing interpersonal relationship skills, emotional balance and discipline in a Zen Buddhist monastery, located 70km from the state capital, Vitória.

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