News and Updates

Educators Retreat: Booking now open

Registration for our Educators Retreat at Upper Hamlet is now open at: https://plumvillage.org/register/educators-retreat-upper-hamlet/ Password : educators (the password is all lowercase letters)

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Educators Retreat – booking open soon

Booking for our Educators Retreat in Upper Hamlet, Plum Village will open on Saturday 12 October 2019. Details will be posted on our website, to our newsletter list and on our Facebook page. This is a small and popular retreat, and early booking is advised.

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Practicing Peace

We are very happy to share this talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh in Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, on 21 April 1997.  In the presence of the Mayor of Florence, Thay addresses a large group of young people and offers practical ways to cultivate peace at home and in school, care for anger, touch the wonders […]

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Sharings from ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’: Part two

📙 Our book ‘Happy Teachers Change the World: A guide for cultivating mindfulness in education’ is filled with practical mindfulness exercises from teachers around the world.  This is the second in a series of sharings from the book. You can read more about variations on this practice and buy the book at: http://www.parallax.org/product/happy-teachers-change-the-world-a-guide-for-cultivating-mindfulness-in-education/

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Podcast on Happy Teachers Change the World

Prof. Katherine Weare was recently interviewed by The Middle Way Society about ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’, the award-winning practical manual on mindfulness in education that she co-wrote with Thich Nhat Hanh. Katherine speaks about her first ‘taste’ of the Plum Village tradition and the value of the emphasis that Thay places on nourishing ethical, […]

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Days of Mindfulness for Educators in Japan, April 2019

On 28th and 29th April 2019, Wake Up Schools offered two Days of Mindfulness (DOM) for Educators in Japan. They were held at Waseda University and Kaetsu Ariake Middle School. About 100 people took part, including sangha staff members and eight monastics from Plum Village. This marks the third year that we hosted a Day […]

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Supporting Uganda – thank you all!

A HUGE thank you to all those who have worked together to support our two Educators Retreats in Uganda. The retreats are being supported by the Irish Embassy, the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers), Parallax Press and Gail Wallace & Family. Thank you all! This offering of love and gratitude takes the form of: food, accommodation, […]

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Sharings from ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’: part one

📙 Our book ‘Happy Teachers Change the World: A guide for cultivating mindfulness in education’ is filled with practical mindfulness exercises and sharings from teachers around the world.  📙 We’ll be offering some of our favourite highlights over the coming months.  📙 You can buy the book at:http://www.parallax.org/product/happy-teachers-change-the-world-a-guide-for-cultivating-mindfulness-in-education/

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Sharing from our Webinar: Mary & Christine (Uganda)

At our Wake Up Schools webinar on 20 October 2018, Mary and Christine offered a powerful sharing about their work to help change the culture of violence towards children in Uganda. We have a delegation returning to Uganda in 2019 to share the practice and support loving, kind communities.      To support our work […]

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Glimpse into a Happy School in Vietnam

If you joined us for our webinar,  you’ll have had the chance to hear a little from Anh-Le Ho-Gia, who is doing beautiful work supporting mindful, loving schools in Vietnam. Among many other responsibilities, Le is also a senior advisor of HBE Integrated Schools in Ha Tinh province, Central Vietnam. Since July 2017, Le has […]

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