2nd Asia-Pacific Mindfulness Conference Retreat
March 14, 2020 - March 18, 2020
Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World
This conference retreat is suitable for anyone regardless of experience with mindfulness. It will benefit those who wish to apply mindfulness in real world settings, whether it is in the personal scope of self-care, parenting, caregiving, or in the professional scope of teaching, healthcare, psychotherapy, or social and community work. There will be opportunities to network with the diversity of invited speakers from the region and space for educators to connect.
There are four panels: physical well-being, mental well-being, social well-being and education. There will be 8 monastics and professionals in 4 fields sharing on how to integrate mindfulness in their field.
This retreat is co-organized by Joyful Garden Community of Mindful Living (Singapore) and Plum Village Mindfulness Academy (Hong Kong).
Joyful Garden Community of Mindful Living (JGCML) is a registered society in Singapore (informally known as Joyful Garden Sangha). We are a lay community of practice formed in 2008 by a group of friends who were inspired by the practice of mindfulness taught by our dear teacher, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. We are all volunteers contributing time and effort to regularly organise Days of Mindfulness so that we can sustain our own practice and at the same time introduce mindfulness so that more people can live with peace, joy, and solidity.
Plum Village Mindfulness Academy, a unit of the Plum Village Foundation Hong Kong Ltd, is an institute for research, education, and training in mindfulness. It serves as a medium for bringing mindfulness into the mainstream in a non-sectarian way. It was established in August 2014, to meet the growing needs of collaboration with educational and professional institutions, and the training of working professionals in many different fields, especially in the education, healthcare and human services area.