Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

Wake Up Schools supports educators to bring the practices of mindfulness and applied ethics into their own lives so they may be happy and free, and so they may in turn share these practices with colleagues and students in their school communities.

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  1. Wake Up Schools at Thai Plum Village

    March 24 - March 28

    An annual retreat for teachers and those working with children (languages: Vietnamese and Thai).   Read More

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Homemade Joy and Happiness in Paris

One of the Plum Village practice centers is located in the eastern outskirts of Paris and called Maison de l’Inspir (meaning ‘Inspiration House’).  It offers a quiet place to practice sitting meditation, attend talks, calmly walk the banks of the Marne River, enjoy a lovingly-prepared meal and relax with the community.  For the past four years, a neighbor and long-time practitioner Christiane Terrier has organized increasingly popular days of mindfulness for educators called Educ’Inspir.   A group of volunteers from Plum Village joined 60 Parisian teachers for the most recent… Read more

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Happy Teachers will Change the World

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

By artist/filmmaker Wouter Verhoeven.