Jane Carpenter Cohn

Core Associate Professor, Director of the Naropa Center for Bhutan Initiatives
BA Psychology, Bhutan Study Abroad Program, Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education, MA Yoga Studies, Master of Divinity
(303) 245-4602
MA, Buddhist Psychology, minor in Performing Art, The Naropa Institute; BA, Elementary Education, State University of New York, Oswego; Certifications and Postgraduate Coursework: Certified School Counselor, Colorado State University; Self-directed postgraduate studies: Family and Couples Therapy, Career Counseling, Play Therapy, Constellation Work, and Gestalt
BA Psychology, MA Yoga Studies, Master of Divinity
PSYB-314, The Psychology of Mindfulness Meditation; PSYB-325, Awakening Compassion; PSYB-415, Maitri Working With Emotions; TRA-120,220,520,540, Ikebana/ Kado; REL-780, Meditation Practicum IV: Maitri and Mandala

Jane Carpenter Cohn, MA, is an Associate Professor in Contemplative Psychology and Director of the Naropa Center for Bhutan Partnerships at Naropa University. Jane was a K-6 classroom teacher, taught special needs children, and worked as a counselor for high risk adolescence and children. She is a therapist specializing in couples, families and children. For more than thirty years, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Buddhism, Buddhist Psychology, Contemplative Education and the Arts. She began her study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism in 1975 with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and has since taught and directed meditation courses and retreats. As a contemplative artist practitioner and teacher she specializes in Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. Jane is a Riji in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. She teaches, leads workshops and offers demonstrations at Naropa University and within the arts community. In collaboration with the Royal University of Bhutan (RUB), Jane is a member of the design team and faculty for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Counseling, Master’s degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy, and the Bhutan Study Abroad Program at RUB.

  • OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine, Research article
  • Joanna E. Witkin, Ekaterina Denkova, Anthony P. Zanesco, Alexandra B. Morrison, Joshua Rooks, Jane Carpenter, Michael Baime, Amishi P. Jha*. Does Intensive Mindfulness Training Strengthen Sustained Attention? Examining Individual Differences in Mind Wandering during the Sustained Attention to Response Task.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

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