Often we find ourselves regressed when visiting or interacting with our families of origin, feeling fourteen when we are, in actuality, much older. Why do we find it so hard to be our adult selves in our families of origin? We are often participating without knowing why or what we are protecting. We can find ourselves living up to our families’ expectations and feel ungenuine and demeaned. This Karuna Live! examines how we habitually hide who we are with the people who love us the most. Learn and rehearse how to introduce who we are to our families of Origin, and find out what we fear we will lose if we do.
The word Karuna means compassion in Sanskrit. Karuna Training brings together a community of people who trust the wisdom of the world to awaken our compassionate hearts. We can learn to resource ourselves and integrate our experiences to live a more empowered life. The world needs all of our compassion, health, and wisdom. For 27 years, Karuna Training has offered time-tested skills-based mindfulness and compassion programs in Europe and North America.
Melissa Moore Ph.D. has been the steward of Karuna Training North American since 2014 and a co-founder of Karuna Europe in 1996. Melissa has her MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, and her Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Melissa has been a student of Vajrayana Buddhism and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1979. Melissa has taught Karuna Training in nine countries and five states in the U.S. She is the author of the newly published book, The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity Through Contemplative Psychology: https://thediamondswithinus.org.