Towards A New Paradigm of Spiritual Growth
For Ecology Sustainability and Social justice
(1st September 2016 – 10th March 2017)
If you are a committed spiritual practioner and want to work for social change this 6-month course is for you. It will provide a break from your busy schedule and give you space to deeply reflect upon your life, society and the state of our ecosystem and return back with energy rejuvenated, perspective broadened, skills enhanced.
If you are a leader or a deputy of a temple, monastery, church, or an Ashram, first rank or second rank leader of a non-profit organization, youth leader, or an individual who aspires for deeper spiritual growth as well as social justice and sustainability, or want to create or join an intentional community, you will benefit tremendously from this course. You do not need to be a Buddhist to enroll as long as you agree with the core Buddhist values of compassion, wisdom, contentment and non-violence.
This course is participative, contemplative, reflective and recreative:
Students will participate actively in the learning process and, together with your colleagues, contribute meaningfully to the body of knowledge within a trusted community of learning facilitated by skillful teachers/facilitators.
Students will learn to look at issues from various perspectives and develop critical and systematic thinking skills.
Students will have a chance to develop mindfulness and attention in daily life.
Although the course will be intensive by nature, there will be a focus on fun within the learning process and enough time for rest.
Spiritual practice, participatory learning, critical thinking and enjoyment will be woven together holistically during this journey of learning.
The course is designed and will be facilitated by accomplished, experienced facilitators/ teachers with decades of experience teaching new paradigm leadership empowerment courses in Southeast Asia, China and UK through SEM-Spirit in Education Movement, ETA-Ecovillage Transition Asia, Gaia Education and Findhorn College.
During the course you will learn to know and love yourself, to deepen relationships with others. You will be able to analyze society and act wisely for change, while reconnecting with nature and work for sustainability. Furthermore you will be trained to unlearn and relearn to make your life and contribution relevant, meaningful, and rooted in ancient wisdom while being resilient in the present.
At the end of the course, you are expected to be a dynamic leader for change in the 21st century, ready to be invisible like air and visible like a mountain, heavy like a rock and light like cotton, cool like water and hot like fire. You will be less self-centred and more important, more confident and more humble, more trustful and more careful, committed to working for society while knowing how to take good care of yourself and others.
This programme is a joint venture of International Network of Engaged Buddhists & Ecovilllage Transition Asia
Supervisers: Sulak Sivarak & Lody Rimpoche
Programme Directors : Pracha Hutanuwatra & Jane Rasbash
Coordinator: Supatida Siriwong (+6683 940 1084, email@example.com)
- Full programme: 1st Sep 2016 -10th Mar 2017
- First partof the Programme: Mindful Eco-leadership: 1st Sep – 2nd Dec 2016
- Second part of the programme: Shambala Warrior in Action: 12th December 2016 – 10th March, 2017
Download and fill out the application form here! www.inebinstitute.org/blt-app2016
Pracha Hutanuwatra (+66) 095 758 5995
Supatida Siriwong (+66) 083 940 1084
If you would like to know more :
APPLICATION & FEE
- Full programme: $12,000 USD (1st Sep 2016 -10th Mar 2017)
- First part of the Programme: Mindful Eco-leadership: $ 6,800 USD
(1st Sep – 2nd Dec 2016 )
- Second part of the programme: Shambala Warrior in Action: $ 6,800USD
(12th December 2016 – 10th March, 2017)
HOW TO APPLY
• Application deadline is 15th August, 2016, or, passing that, until all places are filled.
• Download and fill out the application form here !
• Email soft copies of the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘BLT Application_2016_YOURNAME’.
• If unable to submit a softcopy, post a hardcopy of the completed application to the INEB address.
• We will make an appointment with selected candidates for a Skype interview.