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The Mindful Education Revolution

Available Until: 12/31/2017
Jack Kornfield, Amishi Jha, Daniel Rechtschaffen, Elizabeth Lesser... See More

Mindfulness has entered the mainstream. Hear from three leading mindfulness teachers and researchers who are helping to bring this revolution to schools and other unexpected places, like the military and prisons.

Hosted during the 2014 Mindfulness & Education conference, Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser talks with Jack Kornfield, Amishi Jha, and Daniel Rechtschaffen about their personal journeys, professional experience, and how mindfulness is useful for kids (and others) today. 

Learn about the exciting expansion of mindfulness in schools, then view more Omega Unscripted Teacher Talks. 

Join Jack Kornfield for The Essence of Buddhist Psychology, November 12. 


Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, India, and Burma. One of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, he is author of many books, which have sold more than 1 million copies. They include The Wise Heart, A Path With Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

Amishi Jha, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and the director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training.

Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. He is the founding director of Mindful Education, a mindfulness and social emotional learning platform for educators. He teaches mindfulness through music, sports, storytelling, and games and is inspired to utilize mindfulness to help us become more conscious, compassionate, and committed to taking care of this miraculous world we live in. He organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education conference at the Omega Institute and speaks and teaches at conferences, schools, communities, and businesses worldwide.

Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute and the Omega Women's Leadership Center, is author of The Seeker’s Guide, the New York Times best seller Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, and the memoir Marrow: A Love Story. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, at the TED Women conference, and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.