What you like to meet an community of teachers that engage in innovative classroom strategies? Or, has your teaching became stale and are you looking for inspiration? Or, have you burnt out and need rejuvenation?
Here are list of organizations that host workshop and retreats.
Organizations and Programs
- The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education is a subgroup of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Their site provides event announcements, syllabi, information about trainings in contemplative pedagogy, and resources including research and teaching tools.
- The Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education at Naropa University aims to provide both local services and to contribute to the larger field of Contemplative Pedagogy. The center has a particular emphasis on cultural diversity and civic engagement.
- The Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University includes faculty from a variety of disciplines who share a common interest in the contemplative experience.
- The University of Michigan offers Creativity and Consciousness Studies.
- Education as Transformation is an international organization that works with colleges, universities, K-12 schools and related institutions to explore the impact of religious diversity on education and the role of spirituality in educational institutions.
- The Forum for Contemplative Studies is a resource site for the meeting of psychotherapy and mindfulness. It contains information on mindfulness meditation, contemplative psychotherapy, a directory of psychotherapists, courses, articles and literature.
- The Garrison Institute explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Founded in 2003, its mission is to apply the transformative power of contemplation to today’s pressing social and environmental concerns, helping build a more compassionate, resilient future. They have a special initiative on Contemplation and Education.
- The Mindfulness in Education Network was created to facilitate communication among all educators, parents, students and any others interested in promoting contemplative practice (mindfulness) in educational settings. The website has numerous relevant resources and articles.