Teachers and Dharma Leaders

  • Meg Corman
    Meg Corman
    Community Dharma Leader

    Meg Corman (she/her) has been a student of meditation since 2005 and has studied in Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. In 2019 she completed the Insight Santa Cruz Community Dhamma Facilitator training program with Bob Stahl and since then has taught a variety of half-day programs and co-led a 16-week Walking the Dhamma Path Core Teachings class. Meg served on the ISC Board from 2018-2021. She is also a certified Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and has taught MBSR and mindfulness classes since 2012 locally and in the South Bay.

  • Patrick Teverbaugh
    Patrick Teverbaugh
    Visiting Teacher

    Onryu Patrick Teverbaugh was ordained as a priest in 1999 and received Dharma Transmission from Katherine Thanas in January, 2011. He organizes activities for the Global Sangha, sangha members interested in practicing with social and environmental issues. These activities include a weekly lunch for a local homeless shelter, a weekly recovery group, and marching in the local LGBT parade. Patrick also shares the role of Ino, managing zendo roles and activities.

  • Eve Eden
    Eve Eden

    Eve has had a daily meditation practice since 2012 and has actively supported ISC Sangha as part of her practice – serving as a board member for 3 years, and as a founding member of the Diversity Equity Inclusivity and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee since its beginning in 2018. As part of her work with DEIA, Eve helped coordinate a number of “white awakening” trainings at ISC. The goal of these efforts continues to be to 1) increase awareness of white privilege and its impact, in general, and at Insight Santa Cruz specifically; 2) develop skills to intervene in situations where white privilege/race-based oppression are encountered; and 3) develop action plans for Insight Santa Cruz. This work has influenced the ISC board strategic planning priorities and led to an ongoing monthly program at ISC “Waking up to White Privilege”

Date

May 26 2024

Time

Pacific Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Status

Special Events

Healing Our Way Home Book Study Group

Members of ISC and Santa Cruz Zen Center invite anyone interested join this book study group and together, explore the experiences and teachings in the book: “Healing Our Way Home: Black Buddhist Teachings on Ancestors, Joy and Liberation”. We will meet for five in-person meetings, from mid-May to mid-July, and use the authors’ guidance and practices as a springboard for discussion, connection, and spiritual growth.

Each meeting will be 1 ½ hours and include short practices and discussion from two chapters. Each meeting will utilize the suggestions within the book for practice, as well as include a short sit. Co-author Valerie Brown has offered to provide some reflection questions for the study group and to join us for a 30-minute Q&A at some point during our work together.

Please obtain the book, and for our first meeting read the Introduction and Chapter 1. We’ll follow on from there with Chapters 2-3, etc., and discuss two chapters per meeting. The group is being co-led by ISC members Meg Corman, Eve Eden and Santa Cruz Zen Center Practice Leader Rev. Patrick Teverbaugh.

The authors state in the book that “we hope this book reaches many, across many intersections…. we also invite into this conversation folks who do not identify as belonging to BIPOC or other minority ethnic groups: everyone is welcome to this kitchen table to talk and fellowship with us.”

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