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You have found this programme for a reason.

Are you in transitional stage in your life?

Do you need more energy?

Do you want to

… enhance your leadership skills?

… deepen the meaning of your life?

… gain clarity about your life/goals?

… be a part of a transformative social change movement?

Then this learning journey is for you!

In this pilgrimage you will

… learn about yourself, present society and our natural world

… build and cultivate good friends, compassion and wisdom, humility and confidence

… explore the dynamic balance of Yin and Yang in many aspects of life.


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Workshop calendar.
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SEM College.
Gaia Education.
Master of Arts.

About: Files


People in transition in their lives and/or in various leadership roles who want to train oneself to awaken and serve others.

You may:

Work or lead an NGO and a need a break for reflection on the nature of life and society so that you can return to work rejuvenated

Work in non-profit organisations and other social change organisations and feel the need for more self-cultivation and deep reflection on social issues

Work for social change and want to gain more unconditional trust in the universe, reduce self-centeredness and freely dance with life

Want to become a mindful facilitator, helping people to empower themselves

Want to positively change society and yourself simultaneously for personal growth and a more sustainable, socially just future

Be questioning your current path in life

Be searching for meaning in life

The course is designed and will be facilitated by accomplished, experienced facilitators/teachers with decades of experience teaching new paradigm leadership empowerment courses in Southeast Asia, China and UK. This program is a collaborative venture of SEM – Spirit in Education Movement, International Network of Engaged Buddhists and ETA – Ecovillage Transition Asia, in partnership with Gaia Education and Global Ecovillage Network (GEN).



Participants will participate actively in the learning process, contribute meaningfully in learning outcomes, and interact with some of the foremost-experienced teachers/facilitators in each field of study.


Serious meditation and mindfulness learning and practice are combined with rigorous intellectual inquiry into the complexity of the self and the world combined with how to transform both to be more wholesome and sustainable.

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Learning, playing, working and meditating will be merged into one process in this course to develop compassion, wisdom, intellectual understanding and social commitment.

Mariana Koutaka, Brazil

“Five months ago, I decided to rethink the way I lived and I joined the ALT program in Thailand. A simple life but full of meaning. I had the opportunity to meet very inspiring people, who led me to reflect a lot about what I knew about the world, and especially about myself. There were several theories, thinkers, techniques, tools, practices and more … and lots of fun.

I learned to listen, to express myself, to be present, to have compassion, not to judge myself so much and even learned to change sides.

I connected with nature….I found peace in silence, fasting and meditation. Ah! I learned to meditate: standing, sitting, walking, praying and even washing dishes.

I met people and fell in love with their way of thinking, willpower, humbleness, courage, sincerity, honesty, wisdom, and all goodness in heart – people who live their lives helping other people.

I created a circle of friends and after so much laughter and crying together, they became my family.”

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