Meditation Instructor

Shelley Karpaty

Shelley Karpaty Mediation Teacher

Shelley aka Durga the Spiritual Junkie

Shelley Karpaty Mediation Teacher

Shelley Karpaty

I am a writer, mindfulness guide/teacher, and Enneagram coach who enjoys helping people reconnect to their authentic selves. I have been on the mindfulness meditation journey for the last 20 years and most recently, studying with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach in their exclusive 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Training (MMTCP). I love creating programs for students who are curious about self-discovery like “Intro to Mindfulness” and “Meditation, Journaling, using the Power of the Enneagram.”

During the pandemic, I convinced my family (2 young adults, husband and dog, Lucy) move from the Bay Area to the Coachella Valley and haven’t looked back. I call myself a “Recovering Recruiter” having worked in top Silicon Valley companies recruiting talent for 15+ years, it was time to make a change and dig deep

We all have our reasons for coming to the practice but the common thread is suffering. If we can come together and alleviate any suffering, we will feel the joy even if just for a little while.

I enjoy being called Durga in spiritual spaces because it was given to me by my beloved teacher, Ram Dass, who taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. We all have our reasons for coming to the practice but the common thread is suffering. If we can come together and alleviate any suffering, we will feel the joy even if just for a little while.

Shelley Karpaty Meditation Teacher