Jan Cook


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Jan Cook

Sunday Mindfulness Educator

Jan is deeply honored and excited to work with Sheila, parents, youth and staff to integrate mindfulness practices and adult spiritual development with our RE programs. Jan has a Master’s degree in Education, is a certified Body-Mind Centering® practitioner, registered somatic movement educator, and an ordained Buddhist Minister. She teaches embodiment and mindfulness programs both locally and nationally in a variety of contexts, and continues to study with leaders in these fields. Joining First Unitarian 13 years ago was an opportunity to put her spiritual life in the foreground of this inquiry. She has been in a rigorous study of Buddhist teachings and practice with a Tibetan lama/scholar, Anam Thubten and many western dharma teachers. For the last 12 years she has been integrating the love of community and working for social justice with the depth of Buddhist tradition and practice.