This is a busy spring and summer for those who are interested in integrating mindfulness into education. In March the Mindfulness in Education Network had its annual meeting at Bryn Mawr, Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning. This week, the Garrison Institute Initiative on Contemplation and Education and the Mind and Life Institute are co-sponsoring a conference called Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Strengthening Evidence Based Practice.

For those would like to plan for future conferences, and would like to learn more about mindfulness in education, or find resources for integrating mindfulness in education, we at KidSpirit have compiled a list of some of the things that have come to our attention this spring as we’ve rolled out our Lens on Learning issue. Take a look at some of these great resources, and let us know if you know of any others. We have a group page at the KidSpirit website dedicated to Mindfulness in Education now, so you can keep up to date and add your own.

Events

Omega Institute’s July Mindfulness and Education Conference.

Garrison Institute Initiative on Contemplation and Education and the Mind and Life Institute’s Contemplative Teaching and Learning: Strengthening Evidence Based Practice

Spirit Rock’s Mindfulness in Education Retreat and Training with Susan Kaiser Greenland

Resources
Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
http://www.contemplativemind.org/

Mindfulness in Education Network
http://www.mindfuled.org/

Mindful Schools
http://www.mindfulschools.org/
Goldie Hawn and the Hawn Foundation’s MindUP program

UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center

UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, directed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. The center includes a program for schools and teachers: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/schools.aspx