Jane Spencer first learned how to meditate over 30 years ago with instruction in Transcendental Meditation, using a mantra. She has since participated in numerous meditation groups, learning other methods of meditation, including breath, body scan and Kundalini chanting. Jane has participated extensively in book discussions centered on writing by meditation leaders such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Rodney Smith, Adyashanti, and Bernie Glassman. Based on her personal experience she believes that meditation can deeply alter the way we know ourselves and others and encourage a new appreciation of the world in which we live. In 2019 she became acquainted with Unified Mindfulness meditation techniques and in 2020 completed the Unified Mindfulness Pathways Program, becoming a Level 2 Coach. She recently earned the designation of UM Lead Coach and is currently finishing the Compass Program to become a Teacher/Trainer.
Jane’s professional background includes teaching high school English, leading the advertising department at an award-winning Vermont newspaper, and working as executive director of a public library, with emphasis on changing services to meet present day needs. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards in her community and is a successful grant writer.
Jane sums up her belief in the benefits of meditation with this quote from Shinzen Young: “You can dramatically extend life—not by multiplying the number of your years but by expanding the fullness of your moments.”
Contact Jane by email: [email protected]