Japa Buckner: A Conversation With A Louisville Visionary
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Japa was born in Louisville, served in the navy, lived in many cities studying contemplative arts and education and have 30 years of experience in a variety of educational settings. He has hosted classes on movement and contemplative arts, was owner/operator of the Urban Montessori Sitter Service, a founding board member of the Waldorf School of Louisville, a consultant to JCPS on Waldorf methods in the Public School, taught Waldorf Teaching Methods at Bellarmine and sit on the board of the Foundation for the Liveliness of Children. Japa invented the Pythabacus (a patented math education tool). His life and learning are now focused on encouraging intuitive approaches in education and citizenship.