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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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North American Educators Level II Training Program

Applications are now open for:   A One-Year Wake Up Schools Level II Training Program for North American Educators   Sponsored by Wake Up Schools and the North American Dharma Teacher Sangha   Accepting Applications through June 30, 2019   Wake Up Schools training consists of three levels. – Level I training is focused on […]

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Sharing from our webinar: Shantum Seth (India)

At our Wake Up Schools webinar on 20 October 2018, our senior dharma teacher Shantum Seth about some of his innovative work in India to create teacher sanghas and support mindful schools.     Shantum Seth is a senior teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Plum Village tradition. He is the foremost teacher and guide to the […]

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Global Mindfulness in Schools Summit

This week is The Global Mindfulness in Education Summit. It’s free to watch online, and speakers sharing from our community of practice include: – dharma teacher Kaira Jewel Lingo, who helped to start and develop Wake Up Schools and edited ‘Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children’; – dharma teacher Valerie Brown, and author of ‘The […]

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Sharing from our webinar: Richard Brady

At our Wake Up Schools webinar on 20 October 2018, one of our senior teachers Richard Brady shared about his international work to help teachers to embody the practice and deepen their ability to share the practice. Richard summarises our Level I training, which supports the deepening of the teacher’s personal practice and introduces them […]

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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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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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