Wake Up Schools: Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

Wake Up Schools is a global vision to walk the path of compassion, peace and joy in education through the practice of mindfulness.

Join us for an Educators' Retreat this October at the EIAB in Germany

EIAB EntrancePlease join us this October at the EIAB in Germany for ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’ a retreat for educators offered by monastic and lay practitioners in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition.

The retreat is for teachers, educators, school managers and administrators from all types of schools and educational institutions, it is aimed at both newcomers to the Plum Village practice as well as experienced practitioners.

We will collectively practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, deep relaxation and other mindfulness practices. We will learn how to ‘bring body and mind together; generate feelings of joy and happiness; know how to deal with painful emotions and thoughts and listen with compassion.’ These are the crucial skills Thich Nhat Hanh has shared with educators. Having tasted the joy and peace generated by these practices we will explore how we can bring our own practice into our classrooms and school environments.

Dates: 15.10.2016 - 23.10.2016
Location: European Institute of Applied Buddhism, Waldbröl, Germany.
Language: English. It may be possible to cater for other languages on request.
More information and booking: Please follow this link to EIAB website.

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'Happy Teachers Will Change the World' is a film about teachers learning mindfulness, true transformation and happiness. Please share it to help us inspire out as many teachers as possible to explore mindfulness in their lives and their classrooms.

By artist/ filmmaker Wouter Verhoeven.

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