Born in Dhaka and raised in Brooklyn, Jenn is a NYC-based writer, activist, transformational coach and founder of Dakini Reiki & Meditation. She is a meaning maker who believes in the profoundly liberating potential of insight meditation and other healing practices, how the key to transforming society is transforming our inner lives. Her own work in the social justice and global development space led her on a powerful self healing journey involving sacred practices to look within from a place of awareness, deep love, curiosity and care. As a Reiki practitioner and certified meditation teacher, Jenn is committed to nurturing a culture of care free of oppressive structures. An avid writer, her monthly newsletter, "Homecoming of the Human Spirit," is filled with original and curated content on philosophy, science, nature, literature, Buddhism, ideas, culture, mythology, psychology, art and spirituality. She's also written and performed monologues with artist collectives (the Aseemkala Initiative and Yoni ki Raat) on topics such as mental health, social justice and immigration.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science & Human Rights from Barnard College, an M.S. in International Relations from NYU's Center for Global Affairs and has been working closely with founders and CEOs at leading NGOs, nonprofits, foundations, startups, and corporations in multiple countries for more than a decade on strategic communications and business development.
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“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS