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Mind & Body Wisdom: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology, Facilitated by Melissa Moore, PhD

May 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am - May 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm MDT

$50.00 – $108.00

Mind/Body Wisdom: Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

Facilitated by Melissa Moore, PhD

May 27: 10 AM to 5 PM & May 28: 10 AM to 1 PM

In Person at the Boulder Shambhala Center

Karuna Training is rooted in Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and offers a modern space inviting students into deep psychological awareness processes. 

Karuna Training anchors Buddhist teachings directly into one’s life through experiential exploration. If you're looking for an authentic space to investigate emotional energies, mine them for their innate wisdom, and learn methods that cultivate kind-hearted acceptance and self-love, Karuna Training is the program for you. 

This weekend introduces the principles of Contemplative Psychology, how the training uses community to awaken to mental conditioning and offers an alternative way to find voice and agency in life’s challenges. 

Participants will practice contemplative methods that bring us more present and connected with others. 

This weekend program is appropriate for anyone aspiring to combine mindfulness, awareness, and compassion with their experiences in everyday life. 

Please note there are no prerequisites for this program.

Participants learn:

  • How to be more present with themselves in an embodied way. 
  • Capacity to tap into one’s emotional intelligence in relationships with others.
  • The ability to sit with emotional energies and explore habits of suppression and avoidance.
  • Methods that build ‘intensity capacity’ with uncomfortable emotions and circumstances. 
  • An overview of the path of Contemplative Psychology as it is presented in Karuna Training. 

What to Expect:

  • Guided Meditation periods
  • Introduction to new Contemplative Psychology methods
  • Practicing these methods with another or in a  group 
  • The weekend involves sharing and working with one’s personal experience of emotions 
  • A look into our habits around emotions 
Black and white image of Melissa Moore smiling
Melissa Moore Ph.D. has been the steward of Karuna Training North American 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 and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche since 1979. Melissa has taught Karuna Training in nine countries and five states in the U.S. She is the author of the newly published book, The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity Through Contemplative Psychology: https://thediamondswithinus.org.


May 27, 2023 @ 10:00 am MDT
May 28, 2023 @ 1:00 pm MDT
$50.00 – $108.00
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Boulder Shambhala center
1345 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
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