Konferanse 12. juni: Exploring the use of Mindfulness in Schools & Universities - Common Challenges – Common Solutions - East & West
Tre fremragende lærere i mindfulness besøker Norge i juni og Mindfulness Norge arrangerer en konferanse i den anledning. Alle lærerne arbeider med å bringe mindfulness inn i utdanning i sine land (Sri Lanka, Tibet og Storbritannia.
Tre fremragende lærere i mindfulness besøker Norge i juni og Mindfulness Norge arrangerer en konferanse i den anledning. Alle lærerne arbeider med å bringe mindfulness inn i utdanning i sine land (Sri Lanka, Tibet og Storbritannia. Buddhistforbundet henvendte seg til Mindfulness Norge og spurte om vi ville arrangere en seminardag om mindfulness innen utdanningsfeltet der vi får høre om erfaringer fra andre land, og får sjanse til å presentere noe av det som skjer i Norge.
De internasjonale gjestene er Venerable U. Dhammajiva, grunnlegger og leder av Sati Pasala Foundation in Sri Lanka. Han er abbot and meditasjonsmester ved et skogskloster på Sri Lanka. Dernest Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche som er grunnlegger av Bodhicharya Foundation, en internasjonal organisasjon for å støtte utdanningsprosjekter og interkulturell dialog. Til slutt er det Kumanga Andrahennadisom leder Bodhicharya Foundation. Hun arbeider med mindfulness i Storbrittania der hun forsker på dette og driver programmet the Mindfulness-Based Design Practice(MBDP) Teacher Training Program.
Fra Norge deltar undertegnede, Ole Henning Sommerfelt, Nina Spurkeland, Inki Strauma, og Anne Sælebakke med sine erfaringer fra ulike prosjekter innen utdanningsfeltet I Norge.
Konferansespråket er på engelsk og dagen vil være en god anledning til å lære mer om hvordan Mindfulness kan bringes inn i utdanningsfeltet samt gi påfyll gjennom ulike mindfulnessøvelser ledet av gjestene på Asia og UK.
Michael de Vibe
The Conference will focus on sharing experiences on introducing mindfulness to Sri Lankan, U.K. and Norwegian schools and universities
Date of Conference: 12th June 2018
Venue: Red Cross Conference Centre, Hausmansgate 7, 0186 Oslo
Price for members of Mindfulness Norge: NOK 595,- (lunsj included)
Non-members of Mindfulness Norge can easily register as members for NOK 350,- at www.mindfulnessnorge.no . After membership registration you may enroll to this conference.
8.00 – 09.00 arrival & registration of participants
09.00 – 11.45 am:
- 09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and introductions by chair of Mindfulness Norge and representatives of Sati Pasalaand Bodhicharya Foundation
- 09.15 – 09.30 Inaugural address by Michael de Vibe.
- 09.30 – 10:30 Venerable Dhammajiva speech “Mindfulness and its benefits in Education” followed by dialogue with audience
- 10.30 – 10.45 tea break
- 10.45 – 11.45 Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche speech “Mindfulness and its benefits in Education” followed by dialogue with audience + dialog
11.45 – 12.45: Lunch break
12.45 – 17:00 pm:
- 12.45 – 13.30 Practical sessions on mindful walking and mindful sitting will be conducted with instructions & guidance by Venerable Dhammajiva
- 13.30 – 13.45The Sati Pasala mindfulness in school program will be described by its President Mr. Harsha Gunasenaand video clips shown
- 13.45 – 14.00 Bodhicharya Foundation schools/university program will be described by Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi and video clips shown
- 14:00 20 min pause
- 14.20 – 15.00 Mindfulness of ‘seeing’ and mindfulness of ‘taste’ sensory practices will be conducted with guidance & dialogue by Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi
- 15.00 – 15.30 Presentations of 3 Norwegians Mindfulness projects
- 15.00 – 15.10 Mindfulness - a key to the teachers’ relational competences and the students’ health and life coping skills by Anne Sælebakke
- 15.10 – 15.20 Mindfulness for teachers and pupils in schools in Bergen by Nina Cecilie Spurkeland and Inger Kirstine Straume
- 15.20 – 1530 The Dream of the Good, Mindfulness in schools and kindergartens in Norway and Sweden by Gudrun Nordmo and Ebba Gustafsson
- 15.30 – 15.45 tea break
- 15.45 – 16:30 Broad based discussion. Moving forward with mindfulness in schools/universities – discussion led by Dr. Kumanga Andrahennadi
- 16:30 – 17.00 Closing session with mindfulsitting – Guided by Venerable Dhammajiva
17.00 Conclusion of conference
Speakers at the conference:
Venerable U. Dhammajiva is the founder and spiritual leader of Sati Pasala Foundation in Sri Lanka. He is abbot and meditation master of a forest monastery in Sri Lanka. An ordained Buddhist monk since 1988 he has trained with prominent meditation masters in Sri Lanka and Myanmar and spent a decade in solitude practising various methods of Buddhist meditation and studying the scriptures of Buddhism. He has written and taught extensively on Buddhist meditation and regularly conducts retreats in various countries.
Venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Bodhicharya Foundationan international organization established to preserve and transmit Buddhist teachings, to support educational and social projects and promote inter-cultural dialogues. He is a mediation master in the Tibetan Kagyu tradition and has also a PhD in Buddhist studies. During the last 25 years he has taught Buddhism and meditation internationally in Asia as well as in western countries. .
Michael de Vibeis educated as a medical doctor and family therapist. He has practiced and taught on Mindfulness for many years. In 2014 he completed his PhD on the effects of mindfulness training for medicine and psychology students.
Kumanga Andrahennadi is the founder and director of Bodhicharya Sri Lanka. A PhD researcher at the University of Dundee (U.K.). She has researched various approaches to Mindfulness and has trained under prominent teachers such as the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh of the Vietnamese Zen tradition. Currently she runs mindfulness-based programmes for children, young people and adultsincluding the Mindfulness-Based Design Practice(MBDP) Teacher Training Program.
Anne Sælebakke is a teacher, physiotherapist and psychotherapist. She has for many years worked with mindfulness for children and youth. She has written two books: Barn i balanse. Nærvær og empati i barnehagen (2015), on training the professionals’ relational competences and empathy in working with children in the Kindergarten, and how to present simple exercises for the children, and Livsmestring I skolen – I et relasjonelt perspektiv (July 2018), on how the teachers’ relational competences can be trained as a key to teaching the pupils mindfulness, empathy and life coping skills.
Nina Cecilie Spurkeland is a social worker, working as a consultant in the Norwegian correctional service. She has contributed to the introduction of mindfulness for convicts in the Norwegian correctional service system. She is engaged in bringing mindfulness to schools through teaching mindfulness to teachers together with Inger K. Straume/Stille sinn.
Inger Kirstine Straume is a teacher and social worker, and has for a decade worked with young people dropping out from school. She runs a center for contemplation and creativity in her hometown Bergen. She is engaged in bringing mindfulness to schools through teaching mindfulness to teachers together with Nina C. Spurkeland/Stille sinn.
Gudrun Nordmo works a psychotherapist (Integrative Therapy) and supervisor. She has been working in the trauma field for many years. Also focused on the helpers and their needs and have taught mindfulness to helpers in this field. She is deputy in the organization The Dream of the good in Norway and gives courses to educators in schools and kindergartens on the methods of The Dream of the good.
Ebba Gustafsson is a Student of the university of Uppsala, Sweden. She is part of the leading team of the high school project “Mitt lugn” (My calmness), developed by The Dream of the Good in Sweden. The project has during the last three years been financed by the Allmänna Arvsfonden. Thirty high schools and more than 1500 high school students in Sweden have been participating and had the experience of stillness and mindfulness during their school day.