Contemplative Fellowships for Educators Offered this Summer
Feb 28, 2014 12:16AM
The Hemera Foundation is partnering with retreat centers nationwide, including Karmê Chöling in Vermont, to provide fully funded residential meditation retreats this summer for K-12 educators and current M.Ed. students. Several other centers on the East Coast are also participating in the project.
The fellowship supports educators’ growth through contemplative practice in a retreat setting, allowing them the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, personal well-being and professional efficacy. The goal is to help these educators embody and apply these qualities in school cultures and mainstream society.
“Karmê Chöling is pleased to partner with the Hemera Foundation, a philanthropic organization that’s dedicated to introducing secular contemplative practices into mainstream society,” says Laura Greer, director of communications at Karmê Chöling. “Through Humera’s Contemplative Fellowship for Educators, qualifying K-12 educators and M.Ed. students may receive a full scholarship to our Summer Dathün, a month-long meditation retreat.”
Applicants must currently work full time for an accredited educational institution from kindergarten through 12th grade or be enrolled in a Master’s degree program in education. Those qualified may submit applications by March 21 at HemeraFoundation.FluidReview.com.