Visiting Teachers

Skilled and Compassionate Guidance Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center guided meditation retreats are led by the most skilled and capable teachers...

Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Susan Morgan is a psychotherapist in private practice in Cambridge, MA. She consults with therapists who are interested in deepening therapeutic presence. Susan completed a 4-year silent mindfulness meditation retreat along with her partner, Bill in 2013. She has co-led retreats for psychotherapists with Bill for the past 15 years and together also lead small on-line study-practice groups or sanghas for psychotherapists. Lovingkindness and mindfulness of the body are integral to her mindfulness teaching.

Susan is a board member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non-profit organization in Boston, which offers seminars, courses, retreats and a certificate program for mental health professionals. She is a contributing author to Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, a best selling text in its second edition.

Events with Susan Morgan, MSN, RN, CS

Cultivating Joy: An Intensive Retreat for Mental Health Professionals
July 13 - 20, 2023

Without gladdening the mind when it needs to be gladdened, realization will not be possible. — Bhikkhu Analayo These have been challenging years for many of us, from which we’re just beginning to recover. Might some joy, as well as peace and tranquility, be welcome right now? In the West, we often focus on the dukkha aspect of the Buddha’s teaching. We notice all the ways that our difficulties accepting reality create suffering. But we often neglect the experience of sukka—joy or happiness. Without joy, well-being eludes us and our practices—both clinical and meditative—can bog down. Too often joy is underappreciated,…