As we start a new year, are you wondering if ‘out with the old’ and ‘in with the new’ is possible, both personally and collectively? Is it possible to open our minds and hearts to what is going on now versus how we’d like things to be? is it possible to renew and strengthen our capacity for openness as we encounter obstacles and setbacks over the coming year? Can old dogs learn new tricks?
In Karuna Training, we find courage and strength through tapping the intrinsic openness, wisdom, and compassion that we were all born with. In this one-hour Karuna Live introductory program, we will discuss how to access our inherent and unconditioned awake nature, and how to extend compassion to ourselves and others in our everyday lives. The program is open to everyone and will include guided meditation and an experience of the Karuna teachings. It will also include a discussion of the next two-year Karuna Training program starting in May 2022.
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. The two-year program starting in 2022 will include six online seminars and four in-person retreats in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
Sandra Ladley, MA, is a core Karuna Training faculty member. She partnered with Melissa Moore to bring Karuna Training to North America. Sandra received her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University. She is a long-time 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.