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Karuna Live! Creativity as a Resource for Change with Sandra Ladley

June 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT

In this Karuna Live introductory session we will explore creativity from the perspective of contemplative psychology and radical compassion.

About this Event

Creativity can cheer us up, give us strength, and help us to take leaps in new directions we didn’t dare to dream. Creativity is a force for personal and societal understanding, well-being and change. We can find space and attune to it just as we do with the other aspects of our lives like self-care, family, community, spirituality, and tracking the news. In this Karuna Live introductory session we will explore creativity from the perspective of contemplative psychology and radical compassion. We will offer tips for finding and staying with the creative impulse as a source of sustenance and change.

Join Sandra Ladley, core Karuna Training faculty member, for a discussion and introduction to these teachings. Karuna Live is designed to introduce you to Contemplative Psychology through a few key principles:

  • Intrinsic Health
  • Compassionate Exchange
  • Loving Kindness Meditation

There are no prerequisites for this course. This introductory discussion will include an overview of Karuna Training, a brief question and answer session, and a guided meditation. Visit our web site at www.karunatraining.com

About Karuna

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a mindfulness and compassion-based training program that offers participants both ancient and modern time-tested methods, tools, and practices for communicating genuinely and skillfully with others. Karuna graduates know how to be steady and meet the challenges of everyday life while communicating honestly, fearlessly, and genuinely with others in both personal and professional contexts.

Karuna Training is rooted in the Buddhist view that challenging situations and emotions are gateways to intelligence and enlightenment. Founded in Germany in 1996 Karuna is a two-year program that is currently based in six countries in Europe and in Baltimore, Los Angeles and Albuquerque in North America. We have adapted many Karuna seminars to online formats during the pandemic and are currently developing other online offerings.

Participants in the full two-year training program are given the tools to:

  • communicate more genuinely and honestly with others
  • work with strong emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them
  • develop habits of self-care and self-compassion
  • draw on internal resources needed for supporting others who are suffering
  • live more genuinely from a place of compassion and wisdom

Karuna Training is different from other training in how it offers an applied experience for living the ancient teachings of Buddhism - mindfulness, compassion and communication -- in everyday life. Through a cohort model, a community forms that travels together through the two-year basic training -- and many go on to a third-year graduate training. The community-based nature of the training supports personal exploration of one's style and habits; both strengths and challenges are revealed and students discover the joy of compassionate exchange first-hand which allows for an authentic sense of confidence and competence to build as the training continues and is applied to their life experiences.

There is no cost for the introductory webinar, it is free and all are welcome. We hope you will join us!


For more information please email info@karunatraining.com

For more information about Karuna Training, visit our website at www.karunatraining.com

 Creativity as a Resource for Change: Karuna Live! with Sandra Ladley image

Sandra Ladley, MA, is a core Karuna Training faculty member. She partnered with Melissa Moore to bring Karuna Training to North America and received her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University. She is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, an interdisciplinary artist and activist, and a life-long student. Sandra teaches Buddhist, Contemplative Psychology and Creative Arts programs internationally. She draws on ​a breadth of experience as a teacher, counselor, and manager in business, mental health and creative arts settings to bring vibrancy and engagement to her teaching.


June 5, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
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