Welcome friends!

I am super stoked you have arrived in this warm and welcoming space!  Mind Oasis is an authentic and friendly online gathering place for people both curious about and committed to practicing meditation in community.

Full disclosure: we have a lot of F-U-N at Mind Oasis.

My name is Kelly Schwartz, but I go by Karuna. I’m the Founder and Executive Director of Mind Oasis. Back in 2017, I was on a month-long meditation retreat in the desert of Arizona. Sometime around week three of sitting in an old airstream camper in blazing heat with only my mind as company, I was inspired to create an online meditation community. Using my background in nonprofit management and my desire to foster compassion and connection throughout the world, and with the help of an amazing board of directors and a team of talented and exceptional teachers, we launched Mind Oasis in 2018.

Our mission is to bring the timeless benefits of meditation to practitioners worldwide.

Since then, thanks to many supporting community members, volunteers, donors, and dedicated teachers, Mind Oasis has blossomed into a meaningful and welcoming co-created space! Our vision is Connecting a Compassionate Global Community and I’m proud to say that is exactly what we are up to each and every day.

I know that we have a lot of offerings, so you may not be sure where to start. Let me give you a few suggestions!

Join the Mind Oasis Mighty Network 👈 – It’s free and connects you with all things Mind Oasis and our *most* awesome community.

Community Meditation – Our daily online gatherings are free as can be! Once you register for our Mighty Network 👆 you’ll see the link to join, the schedule, and more.

Companion Courses – browse our selection of upcoming workshops and series…be sure to check out our upcoming FREE mini-series too!

and finally, take a peek at the Mind Oasis blog posts that include guest writings from our awesome teachers and my podcast, Meditation Happy Hour: Tea, Talk, and Truth with Karuna.

Can’t wait to see you become a part of the Mind Oasis Mighty Network!

Galactic Love,


What else?

Mind Oasis offers an annual Meditation Immersion and Teacher Training, hosts meet the author opportunities, and delivers so much more in support of your meditation practice. No one is ever turned away because of inability to pay; tiered-pricing options make our workshops, series, and classes affordable for all. Scholarships are available.

Mind Oasis seeks to counterbalance the impact of stress in an increasingly complex and fast-paced world through livestreaming group meditation classes.

The evolution of group meditation has arrived — we’re glad to welcome you into this growing Mind Oasis community!

Why Mind Oasis?

Mind Oasis is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation (EIN 82-3180186).