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Human Development and Education

The study of consciousness at the intersection of contemplative science, developmental science and holistic perspectives in view, meditation and application

About the course

Abiding Heart Education inaugurated the Child Development from Birth to Rebirth course in 2020, bringing together experts in contemplative science human development, developmental science, and the Steinerian/Waldorf perspective on the nature of the human being. We will learn the contemplative tradition rooted in ancient wisdoms' view of human development and how it relates to child development. In this course, we engage in meditation to explore the view in an experiential way. We learn how to apply the view and meditation when caring for and teaching children. An important aspect of child development in children's pedagogy is for teachers/parents to know what awareness meditation, and contemplative practices are appropriate in each developmental phase from early childhood to adulthood. Also, how we introduce the View and Meditation to children must come from a deep understanding of child development and how children learn in each developmental phase.  In this way, we are able to support the child’s well-being and all-round development. As part of application, we also introduce in this course some meditation exercises for children appropriate for each developmental phase. 

 

Forming part of Abiding Heart’s kindergarten and primary teacher training courses, these modules explore physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, self, and spiritual development from conception to birth, through childhood, adult development, and the bardos of death.

The richness and depth of the content are presented following Abiding Heart‘s interactive approach, integrated with experiential art and sacred dance. The online format allows everyone who is interested to join and, at the same time, open a welcoming space where participants can share experiences and form bonds.

Who is this for?

This course will be of particular interest to those involved in teaching and teacher training (kindergarten, primary, secondary school, special and inclusive education); children’s social care, child and adult welfare; children’s mental health care, psychology, and therapy; students and researchers of the mentioned disciplines; parents; Nursery, primary and secondary school teachers; holistic centres with a children’s programme. 

Lecturers: Khentrul Lodrö T’hayé Rinpoche, Khenpo Sonam Tsewang, Khenpo Sherab Tenzin, Robina Courtin, Dr Meyrav Mor, Dr Gay Watson, Dr Tawni Tidwell, Dr. David Vago, Emma Hart, Shlomo Springer, Lucila Machado

Arts: Sangita Shakya, Swayambhu Shakya, Kristin Powers

 

Daily Contemplative Practice: Dr Meyrav Mor 

Fee Structure​

Part 1: Modules 1- 3 - Fee: £650

Part 2: Modules 4 - 7 - Fee: £500

Additional processing charges apply. 

Students are asked to cover the cost of arts and crafts materials independently. 

The complete course comprises eight modules (8 weeks). Completion of part 1 is required for enrolment in part 2. 

Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information.

If you have any queries, please contact us at admissions@abidingheart.education or complete an admissions inquiry form.

Ongoing guided meditations.

Module 2

Early Childhood: Birth to Age 7

Dates: 12th - 23 August 2024 (2024-2025 intake)

Duration: 10 days (49)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 1 

The Intersection of Contemplative Science, Developmental Science and Holistic Perspectives on Human Development

Dates: 29th July - 9th August 2024 (2024-2025 intake)

Duration: 10 days (49 hours)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 3

Middle Childhood: Age 7 to 14

Dates: 26th - 30 August 2024 (2024-2025 intake)

Duration: 5 days (24 hours and 35 mins)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 4

Adolescence: Age 14 to 21

Dates: 4 - 8 March 2024 (2024-2025 intake)

Duration: 5 days (24 hours and 35 mins)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 6.1 

From the Bardos of Death to the moment of conception 

Dates: 18 - 22 March 2024 (2024-2025 intake) 

Duration: 4 days (19 hours and 40 mins)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 5  

Adult Development: Lifespan phases from 21 to old age

Dates: 11- 15 March 2024 (2024-2025 intake)

Duration: 5 days (24 hours and 35 mins)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 6.2

Prenatal Development from conception to the moment of birth 

Dates: 25 - 26 March 2024 (2024-2025 intake)

Duration: 2 days (9 hours and 50 mins)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

Module 7

Child Development, Biography Work and the Contemplative Traditions View

Dates: 27 - 29 March 2024 (2024 - 2025 intake)

Duration: 3 days (14 hours and 45 mins)

Time: 4:45pm - 9:40pm Nepal time

Format: Live streaming

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