Teacher or Facilitator

  • Kim Allen
    Kim Allen

    Kim Allen has been practicing Insight meditation since 2003 and has trained intensively in the US and Asia. Trained by Gil Fronsdal, she now teaches at Insight Santa Cruz and also offers classes and retreats around the Bay Area and farther afield. Dedicated to a contemplative life of study and practice, she draws from a background in science, meditation, and creativity to offer classical Dhamma in a modern context. Her education includes a Ph.D. in physics and a master’s degree in environmental and social sustainability.




Jan 10 2021


Pacific Time
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Special Events

Eightfold Path Program with Mentoring series – 2020 – 2021

The Buddha’s most explicit path of practice is the Eightfold Path— a set of eight practical approaches to bring Buddhist practice into the breadth and depth of our lives. The Eightfold Path Program is an introduction to each of the Eightfold factors so participants will discover how to apply each set of practices in ways that are personally meaningful.

Pre-requisite: Completion of ISC’s Introduction to Meditation course or the equivalent.

All are welcome to attend the Sunday sessions below. Please register to receive Zoom links and course materials by email. Mentoring slots will probably be limited. The application form is here.

The program has the following elements:

  • 2-1/2 hour monthly meetings that include teachings, meditation, and discussions.
  • Readings, reflections, and practices for each month.
  • A monthly one-hour personal meeting with an Eightfold Path mentor to discuss one’s practice and reflections on the Eightfold Path factors. NOTE: Mentoring slots will probably be limited.
  • Ends with a one-day Eightfold Path retreat on Zoom and perhaps also for locals at the Insight Retreat Center in Scotts Valley
  • Contact [email protected] with questions.

2020 Schedule

Sunday 1:00 – 2:30
Sep 6 – Introduction to the Program

Sundays 1:00-3:30:
Oct 4 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise View
Nov 1 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Intention
Dec 6 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Speech

2021 Schedule

Sundays 1:00-3:30:
Jan 10 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Action
Feb 7 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Livelihood
Mar 7 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Effort
Apr 4 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Mindfulness
May 9 – Eightfold Path Program – Wise Concentration

Saturday, June 19, 9:30 to 4:30
Concluding Daylong Retreat – on Zoom and if possible for those that can attend at Insight Retreat Center, Scotts Valley

To provide dana to Insight Santa Cruz please use the Sangha Dana button below.

Online Meeting ID: 868 4403 1436

Join online by clicking the Join Online Meeting button, or attend by calling +1-669-900-6833 US (San Jose) followed by the Online Meeting ID number and #. If a passcode is requested then enter the Dial-in passcode and #. Find your local number by clicking here.

Please return to the calendar to join an online session or learn of any schedule updates.

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