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Karuna Live! Tapping our Resilience through Adversity with Sandra Ladley

August 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT


In Karuna Training, we trust the intrinsic heath, wisdom, and compassion we were all born with.  In our training program, we learn to tap this both personally and in community so that we can strengthen our resilience through adversity. In this Karuna Live! session we will explore intrinsic resilience and how to apply this to working with the tough circumstances of everyday life.  

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. Visit our website at www.karunatraining.com

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 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.

This introductory webinar is donation-based, pay what you can. 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

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.


August 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT
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