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Japan - May 2019

The BLI is pleased to announce a new Global Access Opportunity for 2019, Mindful Leadership Experience in Japan.

A select group of students will join BLI Director and Mindful Leadership Researcher Ram Mahalingam on a two-week immersive leadership journey in Japan. Students will observe and learn about mindfulness practices and contemplative art with a focus on Japanese aesthetics to help build their leadership portfolio to promote peace, dignity, and sustainability in their personal, social and workplace domains.

This experiential learning opportunity will take place at the Hiroshima Peace Institute. Additional experiences include classroom workshops on meditation, conflict resolution and peace leadership. Additional activities include at stay at a Zen Buddhist Monastery, a visit to the World Health Organization in Kobe, a Michigan alumni event in Tokyo and meet-up with Japanese university students in Kyoto.

Dates: May 10-25, 2019

Number accepted: BLI has committed to providing funding for 8 students.  BLI will cover airfare, hotel, many meals. Students will be responsible for a program fee of $400 plus some meals, personal and incidental expenses.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to BLI Fellows, priority will be given to students who are not enrolled in the Mindful Leader Program cohort. Students who have attended a previous Access Opportunity are not eligible for this opportunity.

Application: Eligible students can apply during the application period from January 23 to January 30, 2019.