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BG 024: With the Light Comes the Dark

Episode Description: In our final podcast with insight meditation teacher John Travis, he describes the training that new teachers are going through in his tradition. He also touches on the subject of enlightenment, the shadow, and our tendency to try and bypass the human condition. Show More Summary

A new path to English language learning

The growth in the number of English language learners in US schools is placing new burdens on teachers who may not have the training to help these students. A new writing curriculum shows it helps teachers improve literacy skill building in elementary students.

Two drugs reduce teacher-rated anxiety, in addition to ADHD, aggression

The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and social withdrawal also contributed to improvements in parent-rated disruptive behavior. Children who showed reduced anxiety also showed less disruptive behavior.

Living Yoga: The Trick to Shifting Thoughts

In my 200-hour yoga teacher training, I learned about "ahimsa" or non-violence in thought, word and deed. I remember thinking to myself, "I'm not a violent person. In fact, I lean more towards pacifist." Yet, something within me made me think again. I started paying attention to my thoughts. Show More Summary

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: These School Districts Are Rethinking How They Train Their Teachers

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working. Show More Summary

Friday Faves + Best Drink Ever

Hi friends! HAPPY WEEKEND! What are you up to? Any fun fitness plans or events coming up? I have yoga teacher training on Saturday, and am going to be doing lots of practice for the BODYPUMP launch next week. If you see me around town, bobbing my head to some internal music and deadlifting, you […]

BG 109: Koan Training and the Different Styles of Zen

Episode Description: Gerry Shishen Wick, Roshi is a dual-lineage holder of both the Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen. His teacher Maezumi Roshi passed along both lineages, and so we take this unique opportunity to ask Roshi to compare these two different approaches. Show More Summary

BG 134: The Erotic Embrace of Life and Meditation

Episode Description: We’re joined today by Vidyuddeva, a young Zen teacher who spent 5 years in monastic training with Zen Master Steve Hagen. Vid is now a teacher in his own right, and teaches with both the iEvolve Practice Community as well as with the Integral Spiritual Center (founded by Ken Wilber). Show More Summary

Musical Chairs of Hope

  Synopsis: When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming...

Yogi’s Guide to Evaluating Teacher Training Programs

2 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Natasha Rizopoulos recommends carefully examining YTT program curriculums before signing up. Here, some parameters to use. The post Yogi’s Guide to Evaluating Teacher Training Programs appeared first on Yoga Journal.

The doom and gloom of the unions shows how out of touch they are with teachers

From school places to behaviour to teacher training, the teaching unions have excelled themselves with their doom and gloom pronouncements at their conferences this weekend about the state of our schools. … Continue reading The post The doom and gloom of the unions shows how out of touch they are with teachers appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

BG 149: A Crash Course in Applied Neurodharma

Episode Description: This week, we’re joined by trained Neuropsychologist and Theravada Buddhist teacher, Rick Hanson, to explore what he calls “applied Neurodharma.” We begin by exploring the 1st noble truth of suffering, but from the perspective of evolutionary neurobiology. Show More Summary

BG 160: The Jedi Mind Training of Concentration

Episode Description: In this episode we wrap up our discussion with meditation teachers Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder, two of the only lay Western teachers authorized to teach the jhana system of Pa Auk Sayadaw. They share the deeper...Show More Summary

Favela Jiu Jitsu: Tererê Kids Project Dispatch 1

Photos by Jair Sinistro Lacerda [Nico Ball recently left her life as a teacher to train mixed martial arts full-time in Brazil. Originally from Pennsylvania, she attended George Mason University in Virginia and got her Masters degree studying the impact of martial arts-based social projects. Show More Summary

'Whiplash' strikes a chord for South Koreans at the box office

While watching "Whiplash," the Oscar-winning movie about an aspiring jazz drummer trained by a sadistic teacher in New York, Kaylee Kang saw potent glimpses of her own youth as a competitive dancer in South Korea.

BG 164: Now That’s Zen

Episode Description: We’re joined by spiritual teacher Adyashanti to discuss his 15 years of training with Zen teacher Arvis Joen Justi. He shares details from his initial awakening at 25–where he realized that he was what he was seeking–to the end of the search several years later at 31. Show More Summary

The Feedback Loop: Staying on Track

“How do I know if I’m meditating right?” –Every Yogi Kenneth Folk: Something I think a lot about is the pedagogy of enlightenment, because I am trained as a teacher and I am a teacher by nature, and I have always been a teacher—teaching one thing or another. And so when I look at how […] The post The Feedback Loop: Staying on Track appeared first on Buddhist Geeks.

Should You Take a Yoga Teacher Training To Deepen Your Practice?

4 weeks agoFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

Don't want to teach? Teacher trainer Jason Crandell addresses the trend of enrolling in YTT to develop your personal practice. The post Should You Take a Yoga Teacher Training To Deepen Your Practice? appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Yoga-Schooled: Questions for Knowing Ourselves and Dancing Our Happy Dance

Tonight, I got schooled. It was just a regular night in teacher training, delving into the depths of the niyamas, the ethical codes of yoga. Just a little yogic self-inquiry into the practice of svadhyaya (self-study). So, I asked my...Show More Summary

7 Tips When Choosing a Spiritual Teacher

These days, it seems everyone is on the meditation and green juice train. With a shift in consciousness, a sweeping adoration of yoga and many embracing a lifestyle of wellness, the online world has made it a glorious time to tap inShow More Summary

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