Jan Cook

Jan Cook is truly grateful that she came into NDF on the recommendation of her Tibetan teacher, who encouraged her desire for focused study and community. She immediately joined the Margha program.

The Margha Program brilliantly served her needs as a well-organized and scholarly deep structure for the contemplation, practice, and life integration of Himalayan dharma. She completed the two-year program in one of the first experiments with a remote group of practitioners and enthusiastically said yes when asked to be a Co-Mitra as the request for remote structures increased. She has continued to help develop and learn within this format for many years.

Natural Dharma Fellowship’s programs have become a home base to honor and learn from essential lineage teachings, but in a modern context as a practical ground from which to engage in the challenging issues of our time.

Retired from her vocation as a mentor/consultant for organizational and leadership development, and continuing as a somatic educator/ therapist, she delights in the time to focus on integrating practice and embodiment, with social justice.

Ordained to teach the dharma by Anam Thubten Rinpoche, she teaches meditation and mindfulness in Rochester, New York. She is the mother of three, grandmother of six, and a fortunate friend of many.