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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 - 2 1/2 years. Written assignments. Open to students from all countries. 

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Kindergarten Teacher Training Diploma


Primary (Class 1-8) Teacher Training Diploma

Regional Teacher Training

Certificate level. Full-time over 2 - 2 1/2 years or part-time over 4 - 4 1/2 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.


Regional Kindergarten Teacher Training


Regional Primary Teacher Training 

Certificate and Short Courses


Experiential Buddhist Foundation Studies

New Intake in Spring 2024


As It Is:
Understanding Children with
Special Needs


Human Development

New Intake in 2024


Becoming: Nurturing Families
Abiding Heart's Parents
Contemplative Corner


Learning Theories and

Paubha (Thangka) Painting


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


Charya Dance

Full Time Training in Charya Dance Art with Buddhist Studies

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

The Heart Abides
A Series of Group (inner) Study Retreats 
Bringing together insight, awareness and mindfulness meditation and the arts, for healing and transformation. 

Commencing in June 2024

Commencing in May 2024

"Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation.

  Healing is an act of communion."

                                                                 bell hooks

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