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24/10/2017 to 25/10/2017

When we watch the news, we can easily think that the world is a scary place. We can imagine that the world’s problems are so big that our actions don’t make a difference. But they do! As the Dalai Lama said, "If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."
Kindness isn’t just a receptive, gentle quality – it’s also a dynamic force for positive change.

  • “But if I’m kind, won’t people take advantage of me?”... 
  • “How can I live out my vision of kindness in the competitive world of work?”…
  • “Should I be kind in the face of evil? If so, how?”…


Kindness is the catalyst of all cooperation. It’s the oil that keeps human interactions flowing smoothly, allowing us to feel connected with other people and humanity as a whole. With kindness, we can collaborate, make progress, fight disasters, solve problems and create positive evolution in the world. Kindness brings more health and resilience to the workplace.

From October 23th to October 25th Ilfaro is organizing a three day event, in the wonderful presence of our long time SF friend and Buddhist, Shakya Kumara. We will shine a light on the power of human kindness, exploring ways to cultivate it more deeply, so we can embody it more and more fully in our lives and in our work.


What you will take away

  • Powerful practices to develop your “kindness muscles”
  • Body exercises to allow you to experience kindness more fully, and increase your capacity to respond with kindness
  • Mindfulness exercises to bring more presence of mind and clarity of purpose
  • Ways to stay kind in the face of unkindness 
  • A new sense of the purpose of kindness in your life
  • Guided meditations and practical exercises so you can continue cultivating kindness in the days, weeks, months and years afterwards.


What we will do  

During this event we will create space and time for different experiences related to kindness.

We will have conversations, meditate, walk, and move; we’ll do yoga, listen to music and enjoy beauty. We will listen to testimony of utter kindness in the light of violence and unkindness. We may even commit some random acts of kindness! We will address the tough questions.


Who will be there

Everyone who wants to foster kindness as a personal philosophy and practice for life is welcome. 



Our programme runs from Tuesday 24th to Wednesday 25th of October 2017, 9:30 to 5 pm on each day. It will be a spacious mixture of experiential activities in a clear and engaging programme. You’ll get tools and practical skills to take away.


Hosted by Shakya Kumara and Liselotte Baeijaert

Shakya Kumara is a management trainer and coach, specialising in Brief Mindfulness, Time Management, Negotiation, coaching skills for managers etc... Shakya’s background ranges from blue-sky software research to leadership and management, from charities to multinationals, from retail to high-technology. More Information  

Liselotte Baeijaert Is a Solution Focused coach and facilitator. Liselotte loves to work with people and be supportive in their journey to more ease, flow and resilience. She facilitates workshops on leadership, Solution Focus and resilience and she also coaches people using mindfulness, energetic bodywork, heartcoherence and breathing practices. 

Venue: Ilfaro, Prosperdreef 1, Heverlee Belgium 

You will receive a list of B&B’s or hotels in the neighborhood upon registration. 

Price: 599 euro for the two days excl VAT 21%