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.
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.
Certificate and short courses
As It Is:
Understanding Children with
Full Time Training in Paubha
(Thangka) Art with Buddhist Studies
Becoming: Nurturing Families
Abiding Heart's Parents
Full Time Training in Charya Dance Art with Buddhist Studies
For more information about our teacher training courses please see our brochure