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Cultivating Mindfulness Teacher Training

June 6, 2020

Online Course for Educators on Cultivating Mindfulness

with Shantum Seth
As part of the Wake Up Schools global movement, Ahimsa Trust would like to invite you to attend a specially curated online course on CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS that equips educators with the skills to take care of their mind and heart, especially relevant to these difficult times.
Experience how we can make use of our daily activities and bring our awareness to focus on the breath so as to bring our body and mind together in the present moment. Learn practices to nourish joy and transform negative feelings, and in turn create an environment of happiness all around.
The course will be conducted by the community of practitioners in India and led by Zen Teacher, Shantum Seth. There will be 8 weekly sessions of 2 hours each, with 2 additional complimentary sessions.

6 June – 8 August 2020 (every Saturday – 4:30pm – 6.30pm, India Standard Time)

The course will include talks, guided meditations, exercises in stress reduction and relaxation, mindful consumption, practices to restore and maintain good communication, group discussions, assignments, feedback/review, classroom activities for educators, songs as well as questions and answers.
Certificates of Participation will be sent to those who complete the course.
A significant number of persons following Mindfulness practices in an institution can transform its culture. Core groups can become a source of support to others in that community which can enhance the Social, Emotional and Ethical Quotient of the entire institution.
Areas of focus:
  • Embodying Mindfulness in Everyday life
  • Science of the Mind and Neuro-plasticity
  • Self Care & Body Awareness and Learning to Relax
  • Transforming Stress and Pressure at work
  • Deep Listening and Compassionate Speech
  • Learning to deal with Strong Emotions
  • Cultivating Happiness and Joy in Us and Around Us
  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Reconciling Difficult Relationships
  • Building Supportive Communities of Family, Friends and Colleagues
  • Applied Ethics

About Shantum

Shantum Seth is a Dharmacharya in the Plum Village tradition. He has been leading transformative journeys (www.elevendirections.com) and is actively involved in social, environmental and educational programmes including work on cultivating mindfulness in society, with educators, the CRPF and the corporate sector amongst others.

About Ahimsa

This course is offered by the non-profit trust, Ahimsa* (www.ahimsatrust.org)
  *Ahimsa is a volunteer non-profit organisation representing Thich Nhat Hanh and his community in India. Ahimsa works towards bringing peace and mindfulness to various facets of society including education, culture, social and ecological development and responsible tourism.

To participate:

Participation is by donation. Please email ahimsa.trust@gmail.com to register your interest, and they will offer guidance on participation. Please contact Ahimsa before completing a registration form or donating.
** For any questions about the course, please contact Ahimsa Trust directly **
To watch a documentary about Wake Up Schools in India, click on https://vimeo.com/98830096


June 6, 2020




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Participant at Educators Retreat in Blue Cliff, New York, June 2016.