News about MARA
We regularly develop needs-based and situation-adapted mindfulness offers, which we also implement if possible. It is part of our self-image that we continuously inform about events of other organizations that are a good addition to MARA's content. All in all, this creates a constantly changing website. We would like to keep interested people up to date. News can be found
A mindful use of social media is a matter of course for us. We ask organizations whose events we would like to share beforehand. We are happy to point out events on request, provided that they complement MARA's content in a meaningful way. In addition, we make sure that we keep the number of e-mails, video clips and postings as low as possible and that the content is conveyed as pleasantly as possible. If you have any further suggestions or ideas, please let us know.
A project of the school association Pustertal in South Tyrol
Painting and writing projekt
for children and young people
Participation possible until the end of January 2022
A few years ago the protective forest at Burger Hof in South Tyrol in Italy was destroyed by a storm. Now the forest is being rebuilt together with school classes. Schoolchildren support the planting of a protective forest with pictures and texts and also plant trees in their surroundings. The digital project invites young people to actively contribute to the future together with adults. Rooted locally and globally networked.
The Burger Hof in the Dolomites of Prags in South Tyrol is a special place of learning and living for children and young people. In 2021, the project 1000 trees was awarded by the Austrian radio station Ö1 as part of the initiative Fixing the Future.
Information on participation and explanatory videos in German can be found in the tender documents. Interested teachers will be sent a material package with texts and poems on the topic of trees.
We are overjoyed to have the possibility to share this Burger Hof project.
Mindful dealing with our world
Based on the global climate issue
We understand mindfulness as an internalized attitude that flows into all areas of life.
What does this mean in concrete terms?
Let's take the global climate issue as an example:
A mindful attitude enables us to look closely and grasp problems with the courage we have developed with our mindfulness practice. A perception involving all sensory organs creates a holistic picture of the situation. As a result, different, apparently diverging perspectives have space next to each other, and a solution-oriented conversation at the factual level naturally arises.
We see Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, as a master of an internalized mindful attitude. For this reason, he is able to address the climate issue on the occasion of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2021 with the following words:
“I am pleased to know that the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP26 -
to address the climate emergency we are facing today will be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.
Global warming is an urgent reality. None of us is able to change the past. But we are all in a position to contribute to a better future. […]“
Thank you very much for these clear words!
Healing Intergenerational Trauma
An event of the Mind & Life Institute
Wednesday, February 23rd 2022
7 pm (Austrian time)
The Mind and Life Institute, based in Charlottesville, Virgignia (USA) is offering a conversation with Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Aaron Stern as part of the Inspiring Minds Series. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela is Professor an Research Chair in Historical Trauma and Transformation at the Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Aaron Stern is an american educator and composer. This conversation is accompanied by the artist Hawah Kasat.
The Mind & Life Institute emerged from a series of intercultural dialogues
between scientists from different research areas and nationalities
and the 14th Dalai Lama.
The first dialogue took place in India in 1987.
Unresolved trauma is handed down through generations, perpetuating racial and
social injustice and cycles of violence. In this episode,
the African philosophy of Ubuntu will be explored, which laid the groundwork for healing
in the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa.
We are overjoyed to have the possibility to share this Mind & Life Institute event.
Project ideas with MARA
You are interested in mindfulness?
And you would like to find out what mindfulness actually entails?
And you have an idea for a project, which could also connect to mindfulness?
Let us know about it!
We give you a clear notion of mindfulness, and we support you in the progressing of your idea.
Maybe the concept could fit to MARA :)
Just call us or send us an email!
Everything else can be discussed further
+43 670 55 88 192
We are looking forward to your idea :)