How do we cultivate active hope in ourselves and our students amidst the heartbreak, grief, and uncertainty stemming from the climate emergency, growing inequality, and a host of other interrelated challenges? Join us for the 15th annual Mindfulness & Education Conference, where educators come together to explore how we can harness the power of education to help build a just and sustainable future.
The conference is rooted in expanding the dream of "beloved community" to encompass an enduring, loving relationship between humanity and the natural world. We envision a world where all humans and our nonhuman kin are treated with respect, dignity, and love.
As educators, we are called to prepare our students to thrive in the challenging world they’re growing into and to help shape that world as leaders for climate justice. Join us for a transformative experience focused on kinship as a key dimension of climate education.
The conference will empower educators to inspire climate action, to build trustworthy relationships and communities of support, and to instill in the hearts and minds of our students a sense of responsibility for—and kinship with—our fellow humans and our environment.
Throughout the weekend participants will:
- Cultivate practices to promote well-being, inner resilience, and courage in ourselves and our students
- Wrestle with a comprehensive vision of what pre-K-12 education needs to be in this time of climate crisis
- Create concrete action plans to implement climate-justice initiatives in our local contexts
- Explore with like-minded educators how to cultivate classrooms and schools into beloved communities
- Discuss how transformative SEL and Mindfulness skills can transcend division and foster a sense of belonging
- Gain insights from outstanding educators who are creating wise and imaginative ways to educate their students for climate justice
- Explore ways to engage everyone to support Indigenous people and people of the Global South who have contributed the least to climate change yet are now in line to suffer the most
This gathering is held in partnership with Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL), a racially and culturally diverse group of educational leaders across sectors that seeks to create systemic transformation based on a deep foundation of inner development.
Presenters are subject to change.