Mindfulness Schools Lecture

Wednesday, April 03, 2013
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Fromm Hall 120 - Xavier Auditorium
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Nagasawa, Jake E
Theology and Religious Studies


Mindfulness in Education:  A Whole-Child Approach to Learning and Being
Megan Cowan, Co-founder and Program Director, Mindful Schools
April 3, 2013, 5:45-6:45 pm, Xavier Hall, Fromm Hall

This talk will share the evolution and experience of bringing mindfulness programs to students and educators, the inspiring results and research to date, as well as the vision for where this work can lead our next generation. To date, the Mindful Schools program (http://www.mindfulschools.org/) has trained over 3,500 educators and adults, and worked with some 30,000 children.

Megan Cowan is Co-founder and Program Director of Mindful Schools in Oakland, California. She comes to the work of mindfulness in education with over 15 years of formal and intensive mindfulness training, a background in teaching and education, and a degree from UC Berkeley in Alternative Health. Megan is featured in “Room To Breathe,” (http://www.roomtobreathefilm.com/) the first feature-length film documentary on the effort to integrate mindfulness training into U.S. public schools.

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies

For more information, please call 415-422-6601 or email jenagasawa@dons.usfca.edu.


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