About us

Whispering Seed is a Myanmar based charitable organization focusing on the empowerment of youth and local communities by focusing on bridging sustainability and holistic education through our Living & Learning Centres.

We are a US registered 501 C3, tax-exempt charitable organization striving to bridge the traditions of sustainability and holistic education through innovative programs, trainings and design, drawing on the richness of local wisdom and traditional cultures along with renewed, socially appropriate models.  

With a pioneering spirit, Whispering Seed strives to support and build partnerships and collaborations between local groups within Myanmar and South and Southeast Asia, as well as with the international community. 

We have been working in Myanmar and Thailand since 2004.



  • 2004 | Whispering Seed was founded
  • 2006
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 2016 | Sprouting Seeds Cafe, Bakery & Eco Shop
  • 2016 | First Bamboo Treatment Tank training at Naung Taung Monastic School, Southern Shan State
  • 2016 | First bamboo construction training to build bamboo roof with Sahabat Bambu, Java Indonsia
  • 2016 | Second bamboo construction training to build bamboo training centre with Sahabat Bambu (Indonesia) at Shwedani monastic school, Kyaubadaung, Dry Zone 
  • 2018 | Establishment of new Whispering Earth Training Centre

Core initiatives

We have now evolved to include three main initiatives:

Sprouting Seed
bakery and cooking school

Whispering Earth
Eco training center

Holistic Education: teacher trainings


The team



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Sprouting Seeds (Cafe, Bakery, Eco Shop & Training Centre)

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Aye Aung has now been with Whispering Seed for over 16 years! She now manages and directs Sprouting Seeds with an amazing team of local youth from around the Kalaw area. 

Whispering Earth

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Holistic Teacher Training

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We are working closely with several networks of Buddhist monastic schools and also church based community schools in Kachin State and Northern Shan State. We are offering consultancy, workshops and teacher training opportunities for local communities here in Myanmar. The teacher trainings are focus on holistic, alternative and democratic models of education.