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May 2017

Day of Mindfulness – Hong Kong

May 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education, The Educational University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong + Google Map

  Details from the Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism (AIAB) website: Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community recognize the importance of creating sustainable and lasting programs in schools that support the happiness and well-being of teachers, administrators, students and parents. Our focus is on your personal well-being and happiness. In our extensive work with educators around the world, we have seen that when the teacher is personally supported by mindfulness practice, it is naturally transmitted in…

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June 2017

Happy Teachers Will Change the Word – Retreat for Educators – Magnolia Grove, Mississippi

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 11 @ 2:00 pm
Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center, 123 Towles Rd
Batesville, MS United States
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Please join us at Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center for “Happy Teachers Will Change the World” an educator retreat for both experienced and beginning meditators. This retreat is open to educators, school managers and administrators from elementary through college. During our time together, we’ll learn how to build a supportive environment in the workplace and the art of mindful communication – loving speech, deep listening and how to reconcile with others. We will also explore the challenges and successes encountered…

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July 2017

Educators Retreat – Blue Cliff, New York

July 19 - July 23
Blue Cliff Monastery, 3 Mindfulness Road
Pine Bush, NY 12566 United States
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Join Blue Cliff monastics and senior lay teachers from the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for this special retreat that brings together teachers, administrators, social workers and others in the field of education. The retreat will help participants cultivate their own personal mindfulness practice and develop the language and skills needed to bring the practice back to the communities they serve. They will also learn effective methods to enhance focus, attention, and concentration inside and outside the classroom.…

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Educators Retreat – Italy

July 29 - August 5
Avalokita Center, Fraction Villa Rossi 64041 Castelli
Castelli, 64041 Italy
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Questo ritiro intesse pratiche di consapevolezza nei diversi momenti della vita quotidiana, coltivando  l’arte di vivere in presenza mentale. Gli educatori si dedicheranno a pratiche nutrienti quali il silenzio e la consapevolezza in ogni aspetto della vita quotidiana: mangiando, meditando, camminando, ascoltando, parlando, riposando. La consapevolezza, intesa come via di pratica, promuove la coscienza di sé e dell’ambiente, favorendo lo sviluppo di una maggiore compassione, pace, comprensione e felicità fino a una trasformazione e guarigione personale e della società. Nel ritiro gli educatori approfondiranno la risoluzione dei conflitti, le modalità per sviluppare attenzione e capacità di concentrazione, alcune pratiche di auto-aiuto, tutti strumenti specifici per il lavoro in classe e nei contesti scolastici.

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August 2017

MTeachers Training 2017-2018

August 9, 2017 - July 21, 2018
Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China + Google Map

  Plum Village Mindfulness Academy will offer its second one-year Mindfulness Teachers’ Training Program. The contents of the training program, Mindfulness Born Peace and Happiness (MBPH), are from the mindfulness teachings and practices in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village. After completion of the training program, participants will be able to apply mindfulness into daily life, to cultivate peace and happiness and to transform pain and suffering, and to follow guidelines for healthy and compassionate living, for…

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