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Karuna Retreat


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Discover the Power of Your Heart

Choose to be present to yourself and work skillfully with others to manifest your brilliant sanity. Karuna training is an opportunity for personal transformation. Graduates of Karuna Training are empowered to be uniquely skillful in working with their own style of wisdom.

A Certification In Contemplative Psychology:

Karuna Training is well suited for medical professionals, therapists, teachers, coaches, artists, business managers, and parents. Karuna is a community of people who trust the wisdom of the world to awaken our compassionate hearts.

Getting Started

Free Karuna Lives and Introductory Courses
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Getting Certified

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Karuna Community

Graduate Training and Karuna Educators Path
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  • It feels as though there is a lot of spaciousness around me and  
    at the same time that space has a feeling of openness and kindness.
    Penelope Sands


  • I think that I didn’t appreciate or understand the scope
    of Karuna and how deep and profound it was when I started.
    Eric Fine


  • If you feel a pull towards Karuna Training, go for it. I can’t speak 
    for anyone else, but Karuna has been life-changing for me. 
    Emily Earlenbaugh

    Life Changing

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