Teacher or Facilitator

  • Bill Culman
    Bill Culman
    Community Teacher

    Bill Culman is the founder and principal instructor for Life In The Balance mindfulness. He spent the first 40 years of his working career in the computer industry, focusing on software engineering; most recently, he was the VP of Engineering for Nutanix. During this time, he was also passionately engaged in various meditative disciplines, including Transcendental Meditation, tai chi, yoga, and vipassana/mindfulness meditation, experiencing for himself the life benefits these practices can bring. For the past 15 years, he has been focused on mindfulness meditation, both in daily life and in more than 75 days of silent retreat practice. He has completed the UCLA MARC (Mindful Awareness Research Center) mindfulness facilitator training program and has also received MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher training. His core focus is cultivating mindfulness practices in the workplace and with young adults.


In Center & Online
ΞMeditation Hall


Apr 05 2023


Pacific Time
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm



Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – A Four week course – Wednesdays

This is a 4-week introduction to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation at Insight Santa Cruz. We will focus on developing mindfulness through the regular practice of meditation and also informally, by bringing mindfulness into daily life.

Topics covered during the class include:
Learning about ISC culture and creating a safe learning community
Benefits of meditation
Challenges that may arise during practice
The Four Noble Truths
Introduction to loving kindness (metta) meditation
Moving forward with your practice after the course

This course is appropriate for anyone new to meditation or interested in rekindling their practice.

Registration required. Please email Bill Culman at bculman@gmail.com

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Attend either online or in person at the Meditation Center

Online Attendance Instructions:

Online Meeting ID: 829 7413 7938

Dial-in Passcode: 643779

Join online by clicking the Join Online button or 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. The preferred way to join is by using a Zoom application with your personal Zoom account.

Onsite Attendance Instructions:

Onsite attendees are required to be fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines but you are no longer required to submit the vaccination record to ISC or bring proof to the center. Please bring an N95/KN95 mask. Attendees are required to wear masks that are well-fitting and cover the nose and mouth at all times.  ISC will have some masks to give out but you can support the center by bringing your own. Admittance is first come first served.

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