Jean Esther


Jean Esther, MSW began formal meditation training in 1975. She has been training specifically in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition since 1982 with senior Western teachers as well as Burmese and Western Monastics. Since 2008, she has undertaken extensive teacher training in both Vipassana practice and non- dual awareness. Jean's Dharma teaching is informed by over 34 years of practice as a psychotherapist integrating spiritual inquiry with psychological understanding. For over 20 years, she trained with renowned Jungian analyst Marion Woodman, exploring the awakening of consciousness through the body, psyche and the arts. Since 2010, her training in Somatic Experiencing has been woven into her work. The wellspring and root of her work are the Buddha's teachings on love and wisdom. Jean is a senior teacher at Insight PV, a visiting faculty at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, a continuing ed faculty at Smith College School of Social Work, and has a private psychotherapy practice in Northampton, MA. 

 

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