Zen West Co-Facilitator

Karen Aido Waskow is one of two founding leaders of Zen West in Eugene, and a senior student of John Tarrant Roshi of the Pacific Zen School. She is interested in the freedom that can be found when we are willing to let go of our ideas about the way things should be and welcome what’s being offered instead.

Karen teaches meditation in a medium security men’s prison in Salem, Oregon, is a mental health counselor at a rural community mental health center,  a longtime hospice volunteer, and the founder of the Eugene/Springfield Death Cafe.