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Karuna Live! Finding the Light in Seasonal Depression with Melissa Moore

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MST


Winter loss of light is daunting for many, and there are many practices available that are beyond light therapy.   We can implement sacred rituals and practice contemplations which help to mitigate and utilize the energies of the sacred darkness. Come to this Karuna live! and explore compassionate rituals to address seasonal depression in the dark days of the year.

About Karuna Live!

This 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, and it is open and relevant to people seeking depth work in meditation, personal growth, and empowerment. This introductory discussion will include an overview of Karuna Training, a brief question and answer session, and a short guided meditation.

About Karuna Training

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 Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana view that challenging situations and emotions are gateways to intelligence and enlightenment. Founded in Germany in 1996 it is a two-year program that is currently running in six countries in Europe and in Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Albuquerque in North America.

The next two-year certificate program will begin on October 29, 2021. Participants in the 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 trainings 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 travel 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 the 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.

This introductory webinar is donation-based, pay what you can. All are welcome. We hope you will join us!

Teacher Bio


Melissa Moore, PhD, is a co-founder of Karuna Training and is currently the Executive Director of Karuna Training North America. Melissa’s background is in community-based mental health, research, training care providers, and women’s issues. She has a Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies and a Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Melissa has taught Buddhism and Contemplative Psychology worldwide for over 25 years. Melissa recently published The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity Through Contemplative Psychology; find out more about the book here:  https://thediamondswithinus.org


For more information please email connect@karunatraining.com


December 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am MST
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