SUMMIT SESSIONS

Meena Srinivasan

Justice, Mindfulness, and Interbeing

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What You'll Learn

  • Explore how justice, mindfulness, and "interbeing" create the groundwork for systemic transformation, and learn small shifts that you can make today to bring change in your life

  • Understand the import role that mindful leadership plays in healthy systems, and learn the foundations of leading for belonging

  • Follow along in a simple guided practice to connect with your body and become aware of your breath, and hear practical tips for bringing mindfulness into your school district

About Meena Srinivasan

Meena Srinivasan is the Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL). Prior to this role, she spent five and a half years working in partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement SEL in the Oakland Unified School District. She is the author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom and SEL Every Day: Integrating Social and Emotional Learning with Instruction for Secondary Classrooms. To learn more about Meena and her work, visit her website.

About Dzung Vo, MD

Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, is the Head of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada, and co-founder and director of the BC Children's Hospital Centre for Mindfulness. He co-developed a mindfulness training program called MARS-A, or Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents. Dr. Vo also developed a Mindful Healing course for health care providers, adapted from Mindful Practice (Ron Epstein and Michael Krasner) and other sources. Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM) and the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN).


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9 Comments

  1. Ana Germani October 18, 2019 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Gratitude, Gratitude, Gratitude. Simple and sophisticated thoughts , questions and reflections.

  2. Irene Kenison October 17, 2019 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Love the connections between community, interbeing, transforming to a more compassionate and just world, leading for belonging. Thank you.

  3. Irene Kenison October 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Love the connections you make between interbeing, community, evolution, being in service to transforming to a more compasionate and equitable works. Thank you.

  4. Catharine Hannay October 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    Meena, I particularly appreciate your emphasis on learning the culture of the community you’re working in, and possibly co-facilitating with someone from that community. I taught immigrants and international students for many years (EFL/ESOL). As I’ve shifted into the mindfulness field, I’ve been surprised a few times by the lack of cross-cultural awareness of some (very well-intentioned) teachers.

  5. Ana Cristina Perez October 17, 2019 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you Meena, i like your closing question. Thanks Dr. Vo.

  6. Claudia October 17, 2019 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you! Great value shared in your words. Felt inspired listening to you both.

  7. Claire October 17, 2019 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your story and insight – lot’s of great things to meditate on, think about and challenge our community with. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  8. Lorraine A. Potter October 17, 2019 at 6:53 am - Reply

    I see this in kids that come to school upset and use mindful breathing and calming techniques. My hope is that they will be able to recognize the need for these techniques at any time or any point in their lives.

  9. giacomo dal gesso October 17, 2019 at 6:30 am - Reply

    super……connection, anchestor…..innovative sound……thank you so much

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