The Rev. Karen MacQueen (Karuna Mata) is an Episcopal priest and a teacher in the Kriya Yoga lineage. She also serves as a Hospice chaplain. Karen practices in the Eastern Christian tradition of the Prayer of the Heart. She includes, as an essential element of her spiritual practice, the techniques and philosophy of Kriya Yoga, an ancient Indian tradition of practice that includes meditation, breathwork, energy exercises, and visualization.
Karen is a teacher in the authorized Kriya Yoga lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga. Karen received her first Kriya initiation and her spiritual name, Karuna Mata, from Haidakan Baba over thirty years ago.