The Daily Sit
Dawn Scott, David Kohn, Jaye Moyer, Lori Rugle, Lee Steppacher, Maria Cimino, Catherine Glenn
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From 10:30-11:15 EDT each weekday, let's come together virtually to bridge the physical distancing divide. There will be a specific dharma theme addressed throughout each week. On Wednesday and Friday, there will be a Q&A for the last 15 minutes.
There will be space for all who wish to attend the daily sit.
Our sessions will be recorded and posted below if you cannot join us live. Together we will get through this.
Recordings from previous sessions can be found at the bottom of this page. Recordings will remain posted for one week.
Joining the Sit
Daily at 10:30 US Eastern time, please click the Zoom link above to join the call. Enter the passcode: 108108. If the call has not yet begun, you will be asked to wait for the host to start the video, and then the call will open automatically.
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This program is freely offered, and we hope it can be a source of ease and support during this difficult time. Please consider making a contribution to the center. We thank you for your support.
Here is a link to past sessions held longer than one week ago: https://www.billandsusan.org/daily-sit
Recordings will only be posted from the Monday and Wednesday sessions.
Introduction: You are not alone, you have a practice
MAY 25: Finding beauty in our imperfections
MAY 23: Compassionate Speech
MAY 18: Listening
MAY 16: The heavenly messengers and aging
Bill Morgan, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. He has participated in many intensive retreats in meditation practice over the past 40 years and completed a four-year meditation retreat at the Forest Refuge in Barre, MA in 2013. Together with Susan Morgan, he has been leading mindfulness retreats for 15 years.
Susan Morgan, CNS, is a psychotherapist in Cambridge, MA. She is a board and faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. Susan has a longstanding meditation practice and completed a four-year meditation retreat at the Forest Refuge in 2013. She has been leading retreats, primarily for caregivers, for the last 15 years. Lovingkindness and mindfulness of the body are integral to her teaching.
Supporting Facilitating Teachers
Lee Steppacher has been practicing meditation for over 25 years, primarily in the Vipassana tradition, most recently studying with Bill and Susan Morgan. She is particularly drawn to bringing dharma into daily life in an embodied and heartfelt way. After a career as an environmental professional, she integrated her love of nature with her meditation practice through training in Awake in the Wild with Mark Coleman. She offers meditative walks and retreats in nature near her home in Vermont. She is also a palliative massage therapist working in a hospice setting.
Dawn Scott has been practicing Insight Meditation since 2008 and served as the Family Program Coordinator for eight years at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She is a graduate of the Insight Meditation Society’s 2017 – 2021 teacher training program, a co-principal teacher of Marin Sangha, and is a core teacher of Spirit Rock’s Liberation, Emptiness, and Awareness Practices (LEAP) Program and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and Insight Meditation's joint program, Exploring the Heart of Freedom. Dawn has a deep love of long retreat practice and the Buddha's liberative teachings.
David Kohn is a licensed psychotherapist and a teacher of mindfulness. The philosophy of mindful awareness forms the essential underpinning of his clinical approach.
Although David had years of prior training and practice with mindfulness meditation, it was in 2015 when he first met Bill and Susan Morgan that his practice went deep and got really real. And personal - with his heart and with his entire body - on and off the cushion. This is what he hopes and aspires to bring to those he teaches and works with.
Jaye has been a committed daily meditation practitioner since 2009. Always interested in the interplay between creativity, compassion and spontaneity, she was drawn to the “innate love and compassion” practices as taught in different Tibetan Traditions.
She met and studied with Bill and Susan Morgan in 2015 and with them, deepened her appreciation of embodiment, heart, and daily dharma. Jaye has a clinical psychotherapy practice in the Hudson Valley region of New York. She is co-creator of Integraltherapy. This program integrates mindful awareness, compassion training and experiential investigation with Buddhist psychology.
Catherine Glenn has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 2006. Her teaching is rooted in the suttas and invites a turning toward our edges with authenticity and kindness. Buddhist Psychology and Internal Family Systems (IFS) ground her approach as a meditator and psychotherapist; both foster embodiment and cultivate a welcoming and curious relationship with whatever is present within and around us. A chronic doer with a penchant for restlessness, doubt, and leaning into the future, she is forever encouraging herself to settle back into the flow of moment to moment experience.
Maria Cimino is a psychotherapist and a teacher and student of mindfulness meditation. She finds deep inspiration in the teachings of the Buddha and loves learning how to integrate this path in everyday life and relationships. Guided by many teachers, Maria deeply values retreats, sangha groups, sutta study and yoga. She is continuously grateful for the practice of mindfulness and learning to be open and at ease with the unfolding conditions of life.
For Lori Rugle, the Buddhist invitation of ehipassiko, “come and see for yourself,” resonated and kept her coming back for the past 30 years. Her practice has focused on Vipassana, Metta and compassion-based practices. She has incorporated these practices into her work as a clinical psychologist as well as her life. She feels profound gratitude and humility for learning from Bill and Susan Morgan over the past 7 years.