Teacher or Facilitator

  • Karen Zelin
    Karen Zelin
    Community Teacher

    Karen Zelin has been a student and teacher of meditation since the mid-1990s when she began practicing and teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs. She has served as Chair of ISC’s Board of Directors and as a member of ISC’s Program Committee. She trained at Spirit Rock in the Mindfulness & Yoga Certification program, and ISC’s teacher development program with Bob Stahl. She has teamed with ISC teachers to offer daylongs on Mindfulness & Yoga, Mindfulness & Anxiety, and a Day of Practice. She is currently teaching ISC’s Beginners Meditation Class. Besides teaching meditation and mindfulness, Karen also teaches yoga in Santa Cruz and is co-owner of Yoga Within Studio in Aptos Village.


May 26 2022


Pacific Time
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Special Events

Practice/Discussion: Buddhism in Daily Life – Thursdays

For Ongoing Beginners, Deep Practitioners, and New to Practice

This Practice Group is offered on Thursday mornings throughout the year, with topics changing monthly. Each week is designed to support meditators to delve into Buddhist teachings applied to daily living. Sitting with others is a wholesome way to solidify teachings, identify less with our rogue minds, and feel the connection of sangha. Dharma topics include the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Eightfold Path, the Four Noble Truths, stories from the Buddha, Metta, Heart qualities, and more. Each session includes a 30 minute formal sitting practice, 15 ish minute dharma teaching, and small/large group discussions. Everyone welcome.

To receive a weekly e-mail summarizing Buddhist themes and references please send an e-mail to Karen Zelin.

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

Online Attendance Instructions:

Online Meeting ID: 988 3045 3173

Dial-in Passcode: 822493

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.

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