Jen Jordan was first introduced to Buddhist meditation in 1986 and has training in the Soto and Rinzai Zen and Vipassana traditions. She has spent extended time on retreat in the USA and India. Jen is an insight meditation teacher and hospice nurse practitioner. She is on the Teachers Council of Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC, serves as IMCW Family Program Director, mentor for Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s online Power of Awareness course, and in-school secular mindfulness teacher with Minds, Inc. Jen is certified in Mindful Schools and .b curricula and is a graduate of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute (MTTI). She has experience in a broad range of contemplative modalities, including Reiki and Kundalini Yoga, and sees these as extensions of her meditative practice. Jen has found parenting her three school-aged children, including a child with a degenerative physical disability, her richest place of practice. She is particularly grateful for the guidance she has received from Thich Nhat Hanh.