Join Blue Cliff monastics and senior lay teachers from the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for this special retreat that brings together teachers, administrators, social workers and others in the field of education. The retreat will help participants cultivate their own personal mindfulness practice and develop the language and skills needed to bring the practice back to the communities they serve. They will also learn effective methods to enhance focus, attention, and concentration inside and outside the classroom.
Courses at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies:
January/February 2019 - dates to be announced by the University Spring 2018 (join Elli's mailing list to get updates on course dates)
“Mindfulness for Reconciliation & Conflict Management”
In this two-day course, you'll learn to recognize and handle the roots of strong emotions, and communicate effectively in times of difficulty. Explore the four-step framework of "Beginning Anew", based on the work of Zen Master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh, which offers a concrete structure that can be applied to a wide variety of daily settings, including workplaces, classrooms and the home. This course involves a series of hands on activities to develop range of skill-sets that can be applied to foster reconciliation and conflict management.
"Building & Broadening Resiliency: Integrating Mindfulness into Education”
This two-day course will show you ways to increase well-being and combat burn-out, anxiety and stress. You'll learn how to develop your own personal practice, along with a tool-kit of practical activities you can apply in the classroom and workplace. Explore the latest research, connections between neuroscience and mindfulness and the teachings of scholar and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.