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Karuna Retreat


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Discover the Power of Your Heart

Be present to yourself and work skillfully with others to manifest your brilliant sanity. Karuna training is an opportunity for personal transformation. We empower you to be uniquely skillful at working with your own style of wisdom.

A Certification In Contemplative Psychology:

Awaken your compassionate heart and experience personal growth, while earning a certification in Contemplative Psychology. This credential is beneficial across professions, from therapists and coaches, to business managers and medical professionals, to artists and parents.

Karuna is a community of people who trust the wisdom of the world to awaken our compassionate hearts.

Getting Started

Free hour-long Karuna Lives as well as multi-week Introductory Courses to familiarize you with the basic concepts of Karuna Training
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Getting Certified

Discover more about our two-year certificate program in Contemplative Psychology — a course in deep, personal transformation
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Book Release!

The Diamonds Within Us teaches the basic practices that empower you to skillfully work with your mind, emotions, and unique wisdom.
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  • Karuna facilitates a community of mutually supportive, loving and wise, practitioners and teachers/facilitators. I am deeply grateful for the excellent training I have received from Karuna.
    Marie Endres


  • Through Karuna Training, I have learned and experienced unconditional yes — 
    to what is and to what I am feeling.
    Nan Clydesdale


  • The teachers are wonderful personally and very skilled and experienced professionally. Through their instruction and their guidance, these principles and practices have become a part of my daily life.
    Jack Brant


Buddhist psychology is based on the notion that human beings are fundamentally good. Their most basic qualities are positive ones: openness, intelligence, and warmth.

From: The Sanity we are Born With by Chögyam Trungpa