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Karuna Live! Tapping our Resilience through Adversity with Sandra Ladley


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 […]

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Tapping Vulnerability as Strength: Introduction to Karuna Training with Melissa Moore

Vajra Retreat Center 3203 Camino Baca Grande, Crestone

Two day event on Saturday, August 21; 10 - 5pm, & Sunday, August 22;  10 - 1pm In Crestone, Colorado: in-person at the Vajra Vidya Retreat Center Free event with housing accommodations and lunch available for an additional cost. Karuna Training mixes the study of Buddhist Psychology with the practicalities of everyday life. We provide […]

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Befriend Yourself & Benefit Others: A Virtual Retreat & Intro to Karuna Training with Sandra Ladley & Terry Jaworski


Are you looking for a supportive space for learning in a community of meditation practitioners? This introductory Karuna Training online retreat day is open to everyone. The retreat will include guided meditation, teachings, Q&A, and small group experiential work. If you are considering the Karuna certificate program in Contemplative Psychology, this free retreat will give […]

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A Personal Exploration of Buddhist Psychology with Melissa Moore


Prerequisite: It is recommended that participants have taken at least one prior course on Buddhism and have an ongoing relationship to meditation practice. Program Details: In this course, we explore the Wheel of Life, a classic Buddhist portrait of both Samsara and Nirvana (or confusion and enlightenment) from the perspective of human psychology.  We will explore […]

Embracing Mutual Vulnerability: An Introduction to Karuna Training with Anie Boudreau & Melissa Moore


3-part course on Fridays, September 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 2:00 - 3:30pm MT Anie Boudreau and Melissa Moore will teach this 3-Part Seminar covering: September 3: The view of Intrinsic Health and Mutual Healing in addiction Recovery September 10: Getting Resourced: tools, practices, and support for Addiction recovery September 17: Working with Shame: Curiosity […]

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Karuna Live! The True Meaning of Compassion with Melissa Moore


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 […]

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Karuna Live! A Compassionate Death: Burial Alternatives and Home Funerals


In this panel, we’ll address the environmental impact of death and how it relates to the presence and acceptance of death in our culture. Many people know they need to decide between burial and cremation, but most don’t understand that the choice is more multidimensional. In addition to personal preferences, there are ecological impacts to […]

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