Jane was introduced to insight meditation in 1998, when she began attending IMCW’s Sunday night class in Takoma Park. She was looking for a break from the stresses of parenting, lawyering, and midlife. She found that, and much more. The Buddha’s Dharma sounded like true wisdom, and she has been studying it and trying to practice it ever since. Her practice for the past decade has included annual silent retreats with IMCW or at the Insight Meditation Society, including several retreats dedicated to metta (lovingkindness) practice.
In 2013 she graduated from a two-year long meditation teacher training course with Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Pat Coffey, and Hugh Byrne (MTTI). She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2003, and has also had training in Yoga for the Special Needs Child and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy. Gentle mindful movement and conscious breathing are integral to her practice and she welcomes every opportunity to incorporate them into her teaching.
Jane is the mother and stepmother of three adult children, including one with intellectual disability, and grandmother of two.
She retired from the Federal Communications Commission in 2017, after practicing telecommunications law for over 41 years.