Speaker: Meena Srinivasan

Spirituality and Education

Meena Srinivasan is a leader in India’s Mindfulness in Education Movement. She has developed and organized numerous mindfulness programs for children and trained many teachers as a member of Ahimsa Trust, the leading NGO bringing mindfulness into education in India. Meena is one of the youngest educators to be awarded the prestigious National Board Certification and has experience teaching grades 6-12 at leading International and Independent Schools in Brazil, India and California. As a member of the Order of Interbeing, she was involved in the creation of Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness With Children. Meena has brought mindfulness to Delhi slums, young nuns in Ladakh, the children of the Dalit/Ambedkar Buddhist community in Nagpur and shared the mindfulness practices she does with children/teachers in Bhutan and Sikkim. Her popular blog, “A Year of Mindfulness in the Classroom” has become a teaching tool for mindful educators worldwide. After 5 years of being based in India she joins the faculty at Park Day School in Oakland, California in August of 2011.

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