Compassion is a misunderstood word being used and often confused with words like sympathy and empathy. The word implies showing up for the suffering of self and others, however from a Buddhist psychology perspective, the word implies the practice of exchanging self with others from the perspective of nonduality. Spend an hour with us, exchanging yourself with others to find out more about Karuna Training. Learn to live a life of engaged compassion.
About Karuna Live
This Karuna Live is designed to introduce you to Contemplative Psychology through a few key principles:
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 Berkeley, Seattle, and Albuquerque in North America.
This training is specifically focused on how to work with difficult emotions, communicate skillfully with others, and live a life of engaged compassion in personal and professional contexts.
Participants in the full two-year training program are given the tools to:
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!
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.