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Undressing; a book reading by author James O'Neill


Please join us for an introduction to the book UNDRESSING by author James O'Neill. Undressing is receiving tremendous acclaim for a journey of a therapist and one client over several years. The work is an embodiment of Contemplative Psychotherapy, a complete description of a journey of compassionate exchange. Karuna Training fully endorses this book, and […]

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Grief: A Portal to Compassion


February 12, 26, March 12, 26, April 9, and 23. Six Saturday Mornings:  9 - 10:30 PT/ 10 - 11:30 MT/ 11 - 12:30 CT/ 12 - 1:30 ET  Limited capacity - up to 15 participants Grief is a portal to the potency of the heart, and community is necessary to reap the benefits of opening […]

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Karuna Live! How Do We Know What We Know


Cognition is the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses. Meta-cognition is the knowledge of cognition itself. During this Karuna Live we will explore how we know what we know from a Contemplative Psychology perspective, which presents us a nuanced map of the mind’s different capacities of […]

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Finding Strength Through Vulnerability with Melissa Moore


Sign up here! Event hosted in collaboration with Shambhala Mountain Center This course will highlight the principles of Contemplative Psychology and invite participants to explore their innate strengths experientially. Opening up to others can be daunting, especially with strangers or the people we love the most. Contemplative Psychology offers us access to methods that help […]

The Diamonds Within Us Book Reading


With Melissa Moore Ph.D. Hosted by Upaya Board Member; Carolynn Larson-Garcia Melissa will share personal excerpts from her book and answer questions in this hour and a half celebration of her new book:  The Diamonds Within Us: Uncovering Brilliant Sanity through Contemplative Psychology.  Melissa Moore Ph.D. has been the steward of Karuna Training North American since […]

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Karuna Live! Enduring Difficult Life Transitions with Self-Love


How to endure times of change and become wiser through life’s challenging transitions is a practice of Contemplative Psychology. If we look closely at our lives, we are constantly traversing many transitions concurrently; we are aging, our close relationships go through changes, the weather is changing dramatically, and our relationship toward ourselves is constantly in […]

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