Registration for Happy Teachers Retreat in Cork, Ireland
Dear Friends of Wake Up Schools,

Come join us for a four-day retreat in mindful living offered by monastics from Plum Village, the mindfulness community established by Thich Nhat Hanh -- the Zen master who introduced ‘mindfulness’ into the English language.

Together, as a group of educators and teachers, we’ll practice mindful living, nourish joyful presence and take care of our own suffering. By first caring for ourselves and dwelling in the present moment, we create conditions for our school communities to be more kind, resilient, joyful, attentive - and open to learning.

All persons with an interest in using mindfulness as a part of education, regardless of age or experience, are welcome.

During the retreat we will learn the basic Plum Village mindfulness practices and explore how we can incorporate them into our lives and school communities. We will also explore the growing scientific understanding of mindfulness, its brain basis and many areas of proven effectiveness. These practices include:

- Cultivating awareness of breathing to help unite body and mind, and develop concentration
- Caring for and learning to relax our bodies
- Learning to cultivate feelings of joy and happiness, and appreciate what we already have
- Learning to listen to and embrace our strong emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety and despair
- Learning to use loving speech and compassionate listening to care for our relationships
- Learning specific ways to practice mindfulness in the classroom

This event will be held at Creagh Castle in Doneraile, Co. Cork. Events begin at 4:00pm on March 26 and end at 4:30pm on March 29, 2018. For more info:

Deposits of €100 can be sent via Paypal to the following email address:, and a link will be provided to payment options after this registration form is completed.

There is no fee for any cancellations up to two weeks before the start of the retreat (up to March 12). Any cancellations in the second to last week will receive a 50% refund. Eventual cancellations in the last week will receive a 20% refund.

We look forward to practicing together!

With a smile,

The Organizing Team and Wake Up Schools, Plum Village

Please complete this form to register for Happy Teachers Retreat in Cork this March
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Accommodations will be in dorms and retreatants have the option to commute, as well. The cost of the retreat is on a sliding scale. Your are also welcome to make a donation to help cover costs for someone who may not be able to join us otherwise. *
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