Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

COURSE: Shameless Embodiment: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology with Miriam Hall & Emma Bunnell

September 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT

Free – $25.00

Shameless Embodiment: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Miriam Hall & Emma Bunnell

September 24th from 10 am - 12 pm MT


Embodying our gender and sexuality can feel tricky, and trigger shame. In this introductory program, we will touch on gentle practices together, and build a communal field to share the raw humanness of what makes us both individual and part of collective wholeness. This program is also an introduction overall to Karuna Training, a program rooted in Tibetan Buddhist teachings providing a modern opportunity to practice deep psychological awareness. 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. 

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

This two-hour 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
  • Methods that build ‘intensity capacity’ with uncomfortable emotions and circumstances 

What to Expect:

  • Guided Meditation
  • Practicing Contemplative Psychology methods within a group 
  • Sharing and working with one’s personal experience of emotions, especially around embodiment, gender, and sexuality
To receive a preview of what to expect, click here to read Miriam's article Shedding Shame: Growing Compassion for Sexuality and Gender.
Miriam Hall
Miriam Hall is a cisgender queer white woman who is the lead teacher at Herspiral Contemplative Arts
(www.herspiral.com) and co-director of Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography (www.miksang.org), 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.
Emma Bunnell
Emma (they/she) is a queer non-binary individual based in San Diego, CA and currently works as a Director of Implementation at a software company in Solana Beach. Emma leads regular meditation groups through the San Diego Shambhala Center and recently completed the Karuna Training Graduate Program.



September 24, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Free – $25.00
Event Categories:
, , ,




Miriam Hall


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram