The Abiding Heart Education™️ approach is centred on transformative experiential Buddhist learning for kindergarten through to class 8. The Abiding Heart's Teacher Training Centre offers full-time and part-time kindergarten and primary teacher training, Buddhist foundation studies, and short courses.
The Abiding Heart Education's centre is located in Kathmandu, Nepal and offers both in-person and online courses combining Buddhist teachings with a transformative and experiential approach to learning that is woven through the Waldorf pedagogy. Owing to the global pandemic, all our courses are currently online.
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 available for those seeking professional or inner development. The curriculum fuses the live Buddhist experiential tradition which emphasizes 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 of particular interest to those who seek for 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; Buddhist schools around the world; Buddhist monastic schools; Buddhist centres with a children’s programme.
Teacher Training Courses
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.