teacher training

Interview: “The Sacred Work of Sandra Cisneros”

August 17, 2022
Angélica Paljor wrote this interview with Sandra Cisneros published in August, 2022 on Lion’s Roar entitled, “The Sacred Work of Sandra Cisneros.” The author speaks candidly about her own struggles, and how writing has been a practice that has helped transform them. An essential ingredient in Buddhist education is seeing how others integrate their view and practice into their work, art, and lives. Cisneros' example is vital as students work on developing their own voice, and considering how their view and self-expression are inextricable.

What Qualities to Look for in a Buddhist Educator

July 8, 2021
When hiring teachers for a Buddhist school, credentials are not necessarily the most important thing—nor is being a "good" Buddhist. Here's what to look for instead.

Center for Advancement of Contemplative Education (“CACE”)

December 8, 2020
From their website, "As a hub for the study and development of contemplative education, CACE at Naropa offers various ways for educators and students to integrate contemplative pedagogy and practice into their teaching and studies..."

Contemplative Education Resources from Naropa University

November 30, 2020
Classroom practices and resources for contemplative education from Naropa University's Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education.

My Experience with Abiding Heart Education’s Child Development Course

November 20, 2020
"Child Development from Birth to Rebirth," now offered online, took me on a journey of self-discovery and inquiry, through lectures on Buddhism, developmental science, meditation and medicine, arts and dance.

A glimpse into the Abiding Heart Kindergarten Curriculum

November 6, 2020
Many of you who have read about the Abiding Heart Education kindergarten teacher training course might still be wondering what the richness and fullness of this course involves. In this post we would like to offer a glimpse into the content of the kindergarten curriculum that trainees learn how to teach. This document was created by the Abiding Heart staff.

Teaching With Bravery Online Course

June 24, 2020
Self-paced online course that guides the teacher in developing a unified practice of meditation and teaching.

5 Ways to Help Children Be Who They Are

June 18, 2020
We as teachers can serve as a pivotal inspiration for genuineness to arise in our students. Here are five specific ways to promote a child’s ability to feel comfortable with who they are.

My Experience Teaching English in Nepal (Part I)

June 3, 2020
The first in a series of blog posts about my personal experience teaching English at the Maratika Monastery in Nepal.

Experiential Buddhist Education Specializing in Kindergarten (Held in Nepal)

August 27, 2019
Interested in becoming a kindergarten teacher? This 2-year course from Abiding Heart Education brings together the Buddhist view, meditation and everyday application with the Waldorf/Steiner Education framework.