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 Experiential Buddhist Teacher Training Courses

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


We offer kindergarten and Primary to Early Secondary (age 6 to 14) teaching diploma courses which interweave academic lectures, practical curriculum studies, Himalayan Buddhist paubha painting and charya dance classes, experiential contemplative art, 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 Buddhist tradition 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 education (kindergarten, Primary to Early Secondary (age 6 to 14), 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.

Teacher Training Diploma Courses

 in Experiential Buddhist Education

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Experiential Buddhist Kindergarten Teaching Diploma Course


Experiential Buddhist Primary to Early Secondary (age 6 - 14) Teaching  Diploma Course 

Teacher Training Courses Study Format

Livestream online; In-person classes; Recorded support lessons; Independent study; Tutorials; Assignments; Access to mentors







2 evenings a week

6pm to 9.15pm


One weekend a month: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Nov, Dec


Friday 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 9.00am - 6pm

Sunday 9.00am - 6pm


In-person intensive: 

Summer (August) - 12 days

Autumn (October) - 12 days


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


Full Time Paubha Painting (Thangka) Diploma Course

Full Time Charya Nritya Buddhist Ritual Dance Diploma Course

Short Courses


Experiential Buddhist Foundation Studies


As It Is:
Understanding Children with
Special Needs


Human Development and Education


Charya Dance


Learning Theories and

Paubha (Thangka) Painting

Child Care Training

Part Time Teacher Training Courses Route

The above short courses form part of our full-time two-year teacher education diploma programmes.

We are offering these short courses as stand alone, for personal and professional development purposes.

These short courses are also catered for students who are unable, at this point, to commit to our full-time diploma programmes or would like to try some of the courses first before deciding to continue with the rest of the full time diploma route. 

For more information about this study route option or  for an informal chat, please contact our admissions coordinator

 The Heart Abides Study Retreats
Short study retreats of 2 to 7 days, bringing together insight, awareness and mindfulness meditations together with arts and heritage... for healing and transformation. These study retreats are for fundraising purposes to support our charity actives. For more information about Abiding Heart's charitable activities, please visit: Charity in Action

Study retreats
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Tara the Feminine Divine

"Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion." bell hooks

The Heart Abides Adventures and Retreats in the Himalayas


Renewal Courses

 Next Course: February 2024.
AHE graduates only 


Renewal Courses

Nurturing Families Workshops


A series of workshops

to nurture parents

Children's Corner

On going weekly after school and weekends arts, crafts and puppet shows for children

Kids Fun Club 

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