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KARUNA LIVE: Taking Space with Kindness with Melissa Moore PhD

June 17, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT

Free – $10.00

Karuna Live: Taking Space with Kindness

With Melissa Moore PHD

Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10 - 11 am Mountain Time


We’ve learned the phrase ‘taking space,’ yet we often don’t know how to do so gracefully, especially with kindness toward ourselves and others. Can we hold space for others, meaning can we be present when they are in pain? Or do we need to offer advice and find a solution to fix their problems? Holding space is simply deep listening with non-judgemental consideration and love. Can we learn to hold space for others while honoring our own needs? Questions plague us sometimes, and we may feel like we are screaming for space. Sometimes we don’t know how to evoke space with kindness, and space can be daunting when we are used to filling space up. 

In Karuna, we learn that space is an element and potentially an ally. We learn how to evoke space in our bodies through lovingkindness. Once we do so, we can evoke kindness and bring space to life’s difficult questions easily and thoughtfully.

We invite you to spend an hour learning Karuna's views and methods of evoking kindness; while opening up to the known places; we may desire to set boundaries - learn how to do so with kindness.

Please note the program is free, and there are no prerequisites.

Participants will learn:

  • How to be more present with ourselves in an embodied way. 
  • Capacity to tap into our emotional intelligence in relationships with others.
  • A brief overview of the methods of Contemplative Psychology as presented in Karuna Training. 

What to Expect:

  • A short guided meditation period
  • Introduction to the view of space and the Elements in Contemplative Psychology 
  • A practice of contemplating space experientially 
  • A short breakout room on Zoom with another participant, which is confidential and optional

Melissa Moore, Ph.D., has been the steward of Karuna Training North America 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 since 1979. Melissa has taught Karuna Training in nine countries and throughout the U.S. She is the author of The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity Through Contemplative Psychology: https://thediamondswithinus.org.


June 17, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
Free – $10.00
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