BLI Global Access Opportunity:
Mindful Peace Leadership Experience in Japan
Overview: “Peace leadership is the mobilization of action for just change. When people are motivated to act individually and function collectively for the benefit of humanity and the planet, peace leadership is present.” Miller & Green
A select group of six (6) students will join BLI Director and Mindful Leadership Researcher Ram Mahalingam and BLI Academic Program Specialist and Mindful Cohort program manager, Elizabeth Rohr, on a 3-week, immersive peace leadership journey in Japan. Students will observe and learn about peace studies, mindfulness and a variety of contemplative practices with a focus on Japanese Buddhism, and social-cultural perspectives.
The program will take place at several locations throughout Japan, including Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Peace Culture Village in the Hiroshima prefecture, and Kyoto. The experience will offer discussions, workshops, and other experiential learning opportunities presented through a framework of peace building, peace activism, nonviolence, dignity and social justice.