Jim Handlin

Teaching Schedule


Summer Cycle in Edison, NJ
(In Person or Live On-Line Class Via Zoom to be determined:)

Tuesday Evenings 
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
June 23rd to August 11th

Temple Emanu,-El
100 James St, Edison, NJ, 08820
Orientation: Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:30pm to 9:00pm (required if you intend to register
for the 8 week class)
Practice Day, Sunday, August 2nd
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Tuition $500, includes all materials and Practice Day
For information and registration
please call 732 549 9100,
or email at


Live via Zoom
Free Introductory Talk about MBSR
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 
7:30pm – 9:00 pm
JFK Conference Center
70 James St, Edison, NJ
For more information www.mindfulnessnj.com

Other offerings:

Private Instruction in Mindfulness meditation.

Beginning and advanced lessons with a mindfulness meditation instructor are offered

Mindfulness at Work: Stress Reduction in the Workplace.

On-site workshops, seminars and courses are available. 

On-site executive coaching also offered.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Health Care Professionals 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Educators

Ongoing drop-in sessions for past program participants are available.

Participants who have completed the program are invited to participate for free in the Retreat days that are offered in upcoming. Monthly Alumni opportunities to renew your practice are available.

For more information www.mindfulnessnj.com

Jim Handlin, Ed D, is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher trained at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. He has taught the MBSR 8 week course developed by Jon-Kabat Zinn in New Jersey since 2004. His goal as a teacher is for each of his students to create and establish an individual mindfulness practice that will help them live with optimum health and well-being.

Dr. Handlin is a Founding Member and Educational Consultant to the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Center of NJ in Metuchen, NJ. He has taught over 40 cycles of the MBSR curriculum in the Summit and Edison areas of NJ. A lifelong meditator, student of meditation, and yoga practitioner / teacher, who has studied all over the world with exemplary teachers, Jim has brought his vision and skills to bear in education, medicine, health care and the corporate world.

He has taught MBSR in numerous venues including the Summit Medical Group in NJ and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, has been a speaker and workshop leader for a number of organizations including the Adult Education Program at the JCC Metrowest of NJ as well as for corporate fund-raisers at the United Bank of Switzerland. At the Pingry School in Martinsville, NJ, Jim started the longest running meditation program for adolescents in the U.S. and has also presented MBSR in numerous other educational venues, including Newark Academy and the Westfield and Metuchen School systems in NJ as well as at the Psychological Associations of NJ, Hunterdon County, Mercer County and Middlesex County. In addition to regularly teaching bi-annual MBSR classes through the MBSR Center of NJ in Metuchen and Summit, he sees a number of private MBSR clients.

Jim is also a well-published poet whose work has been chosen to be carved in marble in Penn Station and as a lifelong learner and educator, he holds a doctorate from Columbia University in Educational Administration. He has served of the Head of the Upper School and as a Headmaster of several independent schools. His passion is to help others live better quality lives by helping them to develop and sustain a personal, dynamic mindfulness practice. He knows first hand how mindfulness practice cultivates states of greater well-being and energy, clarity, peace and wisdom and wishes to skillfully impart its principles to his students.

To read Jim's testimonials, please click here.

To see Jim speaking to the Parents’ Association at Newark Academy in NJ, click here

Watch Jim speaking about Mindfulness and Education at Newark Academy in New Jersey here.

Jim Handlin speaking about Mindfulness and Education at Newark Academy in New Jersey

Email: jimhandlin14@gmail.com or call 732-549-9100 for information about programs or private instruction

Contact: www.mindfulnessnj.com for more information