Bonnie Weiss is the owner of The School of Mindful Arts, teaching meditation, art, multiculturalism, and sustainability to children ages 3-18. Bonnie’s teaching background includes the whole child developmental training of being both a Waldorf and Montessori teacher. As a former educator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, she is skilled in teaching about environmental and social sciences. Bonnie’s training in teaching meditation includes being led by Tempa Dukte Lama to found the Olmo Ling Youth Sangha, the first Tibetan Bon Buddhist children’s program in the West, and coordinating children’s programming for the Buddhist Society of Pittsburgh.
Bonnie’s work has been featured in Pittsburgh Parent Magazine and an upcoming documentary about the Mindfulness Movement in Pittsburgh. Bonnie is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Mindfulness and Consciousness Studies, and the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully.
“I am passionate about helping children with social-emotional learning through art, world cultures, and environmental studies. I am an advocate for Engaged Mindfulness- encouraging students to use their training in self-regulation and resilience to bring peace and compassion to classrooms, society and the planet.”
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