EIAB retreat

International Schools Educators Retreat

"Happy Teachers Change the World"

Join us from 18-23 June for an international schools educators retreat, offered by monastic and lay practitioners in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition. The retreat will be held at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism (EIAB) in Waldbröl, Germany.

This retreat is suitable for all educators, teachers, administrators, and staff, and is designed for both newcomers to mindfulness and experienced practitioners.

Key components include:

  • Guided practice in sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, and deep relaxation, in order to develop and deepen our personal experience of mindfulness
  • Reflection on what it means to be a mindful educator in the daily interactions of school life
  • Study of the recently published book Happy Teachers Change the World authored by Thich Nhat Hanh and Professor Katherine Weare
  • Practice of mindfulness strategies to implement in school and classroom

The institute in in the process of translating the registration page into English. However, if using Google Chrome, click the "translate" option in the top right of the screen to view the page in English. Note: the website does show a button to choose an English option, however, this part of their website does not yet contain information for summer courses.

Registration link (in German)

For additional information, please see Miles Dunmore,


Miles Dunmore teaches English at the American School in London. A lay practitioner in the Plum Village tradition, Miles travels each year with students and colleagues from ASL to practice at Plum Village. He has assisted in running and facilitating educators retreats at locations including Plum Village, London, the West of England, and in Spain.




Tineke Spruytenburg graduated in pedagogy, works as a special education teacher and offers coaching for children, parents and teachers. She has been a member of the Interin order since 2006 and has lived in Plum Village for two years. In 2007, she traveled through Vietnam with Thay and the quadruple sangha. In the Netherlands, she helps to build a teacher sangha and organize mindfulness days for families.