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KARUNA LIVE: How to Survive Holidays with Contemplative Psychology with Miriam Hall

November 15, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST

Free – $10.00

Wednesday, November 15 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm MT

Free Online Event

Celebrating holidays is often…complicated. That is because families and communities are complex systems and because a lot of the federal holidays in many countries are tied to colonialism, Christianity, or wars.

In the middle of what’s referred to as “the holiday season” in the US*, we will gather to practice around our expectations, stresses, and desires for celebration.
This program introduces Karuna Training's views and some practices, which draw from Contemplative Psychology. The program is for anyone who is willing to be curious about celebrating and complexity. More than just a talk, participants will have an opportunity - though won't be required to - interact with each other.

What to expect:

  • A brief introduction to Contemplative Psychology
  • A short guided meditation practice
  • Understanding our reactions to complexity and how to develop more curiosity
  • A practice period of engaging with our experiences around "holidays" and potential to share

We hope you leave with practices to better navigate whatever holidays you encounter.

*Please note that, for example, Jewish high holidays will have already passed in September; not all countries and cultures “celebrate” at this time of the year. Despite the timing of this event, it will be focused on any holiday/celebration, not just US Thanksgiving, Christmas, and/or Gregorian New Year


Miriam Hall is a cisgender queer white woman who is the lead teacher at Herspiral Contemplative Arts and co-director of Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography, as well as a senior teacher of Nalanda Miksang. She is a meditation instructor, an authorized Maitri Space Awareness teacher, and a creativity coach. Her work focuses on the intersection of compassion and perception and unapologetically regards all liberation as inherently tied to social justice. She was a member of the first North American cohort of Karuna Training, both basic and graduate, and has been on faculty since 2017.


November 15, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm MST
Free – $10.00
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