at Haverford College
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
Educators working at all levels are invited to join us for a day filled with practices designed for beginners as well as those with prior meditation experience. Renew your spirit; heartfully connect with fellow educators; develop your capacity to be fully alive and rest in your present moment experience with openness and kindness.
In the morning, you will be guided through a variety of mindful awareness practices including sitting and walking meditations, mindful eating, and mindful movement. There will be meditations for cultivating sensory clarity, focus, loving- kindness, and compassion.
The afternoon will address mindful communication in educational settings and provide attendees time to practice compassionate speech and deep listening, skills that can be used in both professional and personal life. There will also be time to engage in group dialog with others having shared interests.
This day is for beginners as well as those with prior meditation experience.
ACT-48 credits will be available for educators.
Lunch meeting the dietary needs of all participants will be provided.
A limited number of low-cost accommodations will be available on campus Friday and Saturday nights.
Richard Brady, MS, is a writer, educational consultant (www.mindingyourlife.net), and co-founder of the Mindfulness in Education Network. Richard has practiced mindfulness since 1989. His publications include: “Learning to Stop, Stopping to Learn: Discovering the Contemplative Dimension in Education”, 2007, Journal of Transformative Education and Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning, McHenry and Brady, eds., 2009, Friends Council on Education.
Elizabeth Kriynovich has more than a decade of experience working and teaching in Quaker schools. Since 2009, she has been passionate about bringing mindfulness practices into the classroom, and specifically supporting the needs of students with learning disabilities using mindfulness. Her primary mindfulness trainings have been in the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, and she is a member of Wake Up Schools, a worldwide community of educators in the Plum Village tradition. She has led workshops and presentations on using mindfulness in the classroom nationwide.
Registration Fees, Deadlines, and Payments
Tickets will be available by electronic registration through February 22 on a sliding scale basis. Please consider supporting MiEN at a level appropriate for you. As a non-profit organization, our aim is to support as many educators as possible in their work using mindfulness. Your ticket price helps us meet our operating costs as well as provide opportunities for others to attend MiEN events. Thank you. Ticket Levels: Benefactor ($90), Sustainer ($60), and Entry Level ($30)
Tickets may be available at the door, but in order to be able to provide lunch for all attendees, we ask that you purchase your ticket in advance. Payment on site is by check or cash only.
Credit card payments are accepted online and school purchase orders (POs) are accepted for educators. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on submitting a PO.