ABIDING HEART EDUCATION
Abiding Heart Education is an international teacher training centre in transformative experiential Buddhist education. Founded by Dr Meyrav Mor and Ven Mingyur Rinpoche, the Centre offers kindergarten and primary teacher training, experiential Buddhist foundation studies and short courses.
The Philosopy of Freedom
"Freedom is the sense of being capable
of actions motivated solely by love."
Rudolf Steiner, 1894
"We are the authors of our own destiny and being the authors,
we are ultimately, perhaps frighteningly, free."
Abiding Heart Education is an International Teacher Training founded in 2017 by Ven Mingyur Rinpoche and Dr Meyrav Mor and brings together a team of acclaimed academics and experts in education, Buddhism, developmental science and the arts. By fusing Buddhist worldview, meditation and application with Steiner / Waldorf methodology and developmental science, we have created a unique children’s transformative pedagogy that gives equal weight to the intellectual, affective and action domains.
Abiding Heart’s approach to education rests on a Buddhist paradigm, rather than on prevailing education systems or worldviews, and the emphasis is on developing wisdom and compassion that is to be lived in the classroom and in one’s personal life. The transformative approach to learning nurtures the children’s changing consciousness and fosters autonomy and ownership in teachers. All aspects of learning and knowing are inter-linked and, by bringing about a shift in how children and teachers learn and experience the world, Abiding Heart education advocates for self-transformation.
A team of experts and teaching practitioners conduct research that informs the teacher training curriculum and methodology as well as the children’s curricular content and learning approach. A main outcome of this work is an experiential Buddhist teacher training centre in Nepal, which caters for international and local communities. The Abiding Heart Education Centre is located in Kathmandu and offers both in-person and online courses. Owing to the global pandemic, all our courses are currently online.