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Japan - May 2019

BLI Global Access Opportunity: Mindful Peace Leadership Experience in Japan

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 primarily at the Hiroshima Peace Institute’s international eco-village and experiential peace training camp in the mountains of Hiroshima Prefecture. The experience will pair classroom workshops on meditation, mindfulness and conflict resolution with outside work tending to the institute’s self-sustaining farm. Additional program activities include visits to the World Health Organization in Kobe, a Michigan Alumni event in Tokyo and meeting with university students in Kyoto.

Dates: May 7-22, 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: Open in January