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 Education and Teaching Courses

The Abiding Heart Education™️ approach is centred on transformative experiential contemplative learning for kindergarten through to class 8 and it is also of particular interest to those who seek professional and inner transformation. ​Our courses combine contemplative studies with a transformative and experiential approach to learning that is woven through the Waldorf pedagogy. We offer full-time and part-time kindergarten and primary teacher training, Contemplative Foundation Studies, and also short courses. Our courses are offered as a hybrid of online and in-person classes.

The Centre offers kindergarten and primary (class 1-8) teacher training courses (diploma-level and certificate-level) which interweave academic lectures, practical curriculum studies, Himalayan and experiential art classes, meditation classes, and teaching placements. We also offer parts of our teacher training as stand-alone courses which are open to all. The curriculum fuses the live experiential contemplative traditions rooted in ancient wisdom which emphasises applying the knowledge acquired to everyday experience, with Steiner/Waldorf methodology and developmental science, giving rise to a unique and transformative children’s pedagogy. 

The Abiding Heart Education courses are for those who seek inner transformation and to those involved in: teaching and teacher training (kindergarten, primary (class 1-8), middle school, special and inclusive education); children’s social care, child and adult welfare; children’s health care, psychology and therapy; students and researchers of the mentioned disciplines; parents; contemplative traditions based schools around the world; Buddhist monastic schools; holistic centres with a children’s programme.

International Teacher Training:

Diploma level. Full-time over 2 years. Written assignments. Open to students from all countries. 

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Kindergarten Teacher Training Diploma

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Primary (Class 1-8) Teacher Training Diploma

Regional Teacher Training:

Certificate level. Full-time over 2 years or part-time over 4 years.

People from and residing in any of South -Asian countries (India, Bhutan, Sri-Lanka, Nepal, Tibetan Communities, Maldives, Bangladesh and Pakistan), and in the following South-East Asian countries are eligible to apply for the Regional certificate course: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia.

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Regional Kindergarten Teacher Training

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Regional Primary Teacher Training 

Certificate and short courses

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Transformative Experiential Buddhist Foundation Studies

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Child Development
from Birth to Rebirth

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Learning Theories and
Methodologies

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As It Is:
Understanding Children with
Special Needs

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Full Time Training in Paubha
(Thangka) Art with Buddhist Studies 

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Becoming: Nurturing Families
Abiding Heart's Parents
Contemplative Corner

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Charya Dance

Paubha (Thangka) Painting

Full Time Training in Charya Dance Art with Buddhist Studies

For more information about our teacher training courses please see our brochure 

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