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Karuna Retreat


Begin a Life-Changing Journey

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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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Karuna Community

Graduate Training Once certified, you can continue on to a one-year graduate training to learn how to take Karuna out into the world
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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