The 2020 Conference
March 21 and 22, 2020 at Haverford College, Haverford PA.
Educators working at all levels are invited to join us for a weekend filled with practices celebrating mindfulness and the arts. Renew your spirit; embrace your creativity; heartfully connect with fellow educators, and rest in your present moment experience with openness , kindness, and joy.
Each day of the conference, you will be guided through a variety of mindful awareness practices including sitting and walking meditations, mindful eating, and mindful movement. Workshop sessions will address mindful arts practices and mindful communication in educational settings. There will also be time to engage in group dialog with others having shared interests.
Workshop sessions will each be offered twice, so participants may choose between all four over the two days. Sessions offered include:
Communicating from a Place of Awareness, Richard Brady. This workshop will provide attendees time to practice compassionate speech and deep listening, skills that can be used in both professional and personal life.
Mindfulness and Storytelling, Morris Ervin. Providing a pathway through cultivating inner awareness, creating strong connections and embracing creativity for revitalization of the spirit and healing of the soul
Enso, Art of the Circle, Tim Iverson. Circles can be found in many spiritual traditions, as well as being a fundamental shape in the language of art. Enso is the Japanese version of this dynamic art form . In this workshop, participants will create their own enso brush paintings, and explore the many meanings they may hold.
Mindful Arts in the Classroom, Andrew Jordan Nance. Learn to use theatre games, storytelling, and art activities to bring the principles of mindfulness to your students.
ACT-48 credits will be available for educators. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Lunch will be provided with an option to eat in silence.
A block of rooms is being held at the Radnor Hotel in Wayne, PA. Costs range from $129 – $139/nt. Make a reservation by phone at 610-688-5800 or Toll Free at 800-537-3000, and mention “Mindfulness Conference” for the group rate.
Electronic tickets are available through March 19, 2020. After that they must be purchased at the door (cash, check, and credit card accepted).
Tickets each day are $60. If you are able, we encourage you to enroll at the benefactor level of $90, supporting mindfulness everywhere.
You may enjoy reading Julie Kim’s reflections on the 2019 Conference here.