jane@naropa.edu | 303-245-4602

Associate Professor, Contemplative Psychology
Core Faculty


BA in Contemplative Psychology
BA in Religious Studies
Contemplative Religions
Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Master of Divinity


MA, Naropa University
BA, State University of New York, Oswego

Areas of Specialization:

  • Family Therapy
  • School Counseling
  • High-risk Teenagers
  • Ikebana
  • Dharma Art

Jane serves as one of the core faculty members in the Contemplative Psychology program. In 2009, Jane, along with other faculty from Naropa, took a sabbatical to Bhutan in order to develop a curriculum in contemplative psychology, and work with NGOs on women’s issues and youth development. She also helped to create a handbook on mindfulness for use in the school system in Bhutan. Jane has a long teaching career and has taught both children and adults of all ages for more than twenty five years. She is a certified school counselor and has counseled high-risk teenagers in addition to working with young children and families. She is also trained in marriage and family therapy.  She began her practice of Buddhism in 1975 under the guidance of Veneranble Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and has taught and coordinated programs for Shambhala and Buddhist centers for fifteen years. In addition, she is an instructor of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, and a teacher of Dharma Art.