Meena Srinivasan

Meena Srinivasan

Meena Srinivasan is a South Asian-American edupreneur with deep expertise in the fields of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness in Education. She is the Founding Executive Director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL). Prior to this role she spent five and a half years working in partnership with the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) to implement SEL system-wide in the Oakland Unified School District. She is the creator of the SEL Every Day online courses, and the author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom. Meena is a student of the late Ramchandra Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson) and Thich Nhat Hanh. She was a contributor to Thich Nhat Hanh’s bestselling books Planting Seeds (Parallax Press, 2011) and Happy Teachers Change the World (Parallax Press, 2017). Meena also co-authored a chapter in Applied Mindfulness: Approaches in Mental Health for Children and Adolescents (American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2019). She has been ordained into the Tiep Hien Lineage (Order of Interbeing) under Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh since 2010 and has been an active member of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism for more than 15 years.

Recent Articles

Seeing Suffering Through the Lens of Karma

Buddhism in the West is having a difficult time. With allegations of misconduct made against teachers in several of our communities, there is now widespread disillusionment and organizational chaos. Of course, similar problems exist in other faith traditions, and the #MeToo movement has been revealing these issues throughout all levels of society. Many of us…