Retreats and Gatherings 

July 19-26:The New York Intensive in Nonviolent Communication

August 1-3: Mirabai Bush and Gopi Kallayil: Search Inside Yourself

August 8-13: CARE for Teachers: Seventh Annual Summer Retreat

August 22-27: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche: Knowing the Nature of Mind

August 29 - September 2: Dar Williams: Writing a Song That Matters

September 12-14: Creating a Compassionate World: The Power of One

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Contemplative Teaching and Learning


Contemplative Teaching and Learning
introduces contemplative techniques to educators to enhance their well-being and help them create school environments that support children emotionally, socially and academically. Aug. 8-13, the CARE for Teachers Summer Retreat offers teachers innovative, evidence-based practical contemplative skills.

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Climate, Mind and Behavior

The Climate, Mind and Behavior (CMB) program connects new insights from cognitive, social and behavioral sciences about the drivers of human behavior with new thinking about climate, energy and sustainability solutions. In 2014: Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, Oct. 7-9. See videos: 2013 Climate, Mind and Behavior and Climate, Cities and Behavior symposia.

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Transforming Trauma

Transforming Trauma works to understand the factors contributing to resilience, and how they can be trained and sustained. May 21-25, West Cork, Ireland: Contemplative-Based Resilience Training for Humanitarian Aid Workers. November 6-9: Buddhist Contemplative Care Symposium: Communication and the Interpersonal Relationship within Palliative and End of Life Care.

"The capability of human life is beyond our imagination. What counts is the
human capacity to investigate and transform our own mind and the world around us
in a powerful and positive direction."  – Gelek Rimpoche