Dharma Talk: Wisdom & Compassion in Education

with Jen Zehler
Thursday, December 5, 6-8 p.m.
We are delighted to continue our Dharma Talk series on the first Thursday of the month. The evening includes meditation, a talk, discussion, and time for visiting. Tea and snacks will be served.
Education involves not only intellectual, emotional, and social development but also spiritual development. Teaching the whole child means to embrace the wisdom of the soul in the classroom and foster compassion and community. Mindfulness and restorative practices - integrated through a trauma informed/healing-centered lens - are the bridge between the inner life of mind and spirit and the outer world of secular education. A pedagogy of wisdom and compassion is about transforming the institution of education. 
Everyone is welcome. 
Suggested donation: $15-20. 
Jen Zehler is the Director of the Center for Children’s Spirituality at Trinity Institute for Applied Neuroscience and Spirituality. She works in partnership with teachers, families, and communities to implement mindfulness and restorative practices through a healing-centered curriculum. Jen received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education at New Jersey City University and her master’s degree in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University. She has also completed trainings at/through the Women's Leadership Institute program at Hartford Seminary, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindful Schools, Mindful Life, Restorative Justice, and The Center for Adolescent Studies. Jen recently joined the staff at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and she was accepted into the Community Dharma Leader program through Spirit Rock.