“Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World”

First Asia-Pacific  Mindfulness Teachers Conference Retreat

August 12 – 16, 2015
at Plum Village Mindfulness Academy,
Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, Hong Kong

Mindfulness helps us to be in the present moment, in the here and now, via the practice of mindful breathing. Being conscious of our breath helps bring our mind and body together, enables us to be aware of what’s going on in our body and our mind. This helps cultivate peace and happiness within ourselves by realizing that there are wonderful things around us, even in the worst of times. Pain and suffering can be transformed with those realizations. With mindfulness, we can live a healthy and compassionate life right in this world, and help others do the same.

Mindfulness can be practiced in everyday activities such as walking, working, sitting, eating, relaxing … because all that is needed is mindful breathing. In this conference retreat, participants have the chance to practice just that, participating in mindful activities of daily life. The conference is organized in a retreat format to allow participants to experience mindfulness as a way of living, not as a skill. Mindfulness-Born Peace and Happiness (MBPH), is realized when we go back to our breath and get in touch with the present moment.

Besides the practices, participants will listen to sharing of real life work of fellow mindfulness teachers and practitioners in the fields of education and physical, mental and social well-being. We will participate in the panel discussions and workshops. Among the speakers and panelists are:

  • Bhikkhu Thich Chan Phap Kham, Director of Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, Hong Kong
  • Richard Brady, Founder of the Mindfulness in Education Network, USA
  • Li Chong Chan , Co-Director of Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • Ha Vinh Tho, Program Director at the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan
  • Vicente Hao Chin, President of Golden Link College Foundation, The Philippines
  • Shantum Seth, Director of Ahimsa Trust, India
  • Jenny Chan, Clinical Psychologist

For more information, click on the image below.  You may visit the conference website and register here.

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Share Your Stories

Do you have a story to share about practicing mindfulness at school? We’d love to hear from students, teachers and anyone else working with Plum Village practices. Our stories can help encourage and inspire each other. Please email info@wakeupschools.org.
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