Karolynn Coleman became interested in Buddhist psychology and meditation practices in the mid 1990s as a result of extensive travel throughout the Himalayan mountain regions. Having trained in western psychology and psychotherapy since the mid 60's, she was struck with the rich understanding of the human experience and the science of the mind that Buddhist psychology offers.
A member of a two-year meditation group for psychotherapists at the Massachusetts Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Karolynn completed the Professional Training for Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction offered by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, participated in The Year of Mindful Living Program with Jonathan Foust, and graduated from The Meditation Teacher Training Institute's two-year teacher training program with teachers Tara Brach, Jonathan Foust, Hugh Byrne and Pat Coffey. She has benefitted from numerous other trainings and retreats.
Karolynn has a private psychotherapy practice in Bethesda, MD. As both a meditation teacher and psychotherapist she integrates knowledge and practices from western psychology and Buddhist psychology to help promote positive growth and development.
Karolynn leads the Monday morning meditation at IMCW's Center for Mindful Living.