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Free Introductory Events

Karuna Live! Tapping our Resilience through Adversity with Sandra Ladley

Online

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 […]

Free

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

Vajra Retreat Center 3203 Camino Baca Grande, Crestone, CO

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 […]

Free

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

Online

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 […]

Free

A Personal Exploration of Buddhist Psychology with Melissa Moore

Online

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 […]

Karuna Live! The True Meaning of Compassion with Melissa Moore

Online

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 […]

Free

Harvesting Loving Kindness in the Post-Ongoing Pandemic Season

Online

Are you finding it hard to be kind to yourself and others during this extended pandemic time? Are you wondering how you might practice loving-kindness in an ongoing way? This two-hour program is open to everyone and will include guided meditation, an experience of the Karuna teachings, and a discussion about the next two-year Karuna […]

Free

Compassionate Exchange as a Way of Life

Online

Wednesday, October 20th 6 pm - 8 pm Mountain Time  With Sandra Ladley, MA Are you finding it hard to extend compassion to yourself and others during this time? Are you wondering how you might find the strength to keep your heart open when you’re overwhelmed, angry or discouraged?  This two-hour program is open to […]

Free

Karuna Live! A Compassionate Death: with The Death Wives and Be a Tree Cremation

Online

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 […]

Free

Befriend Yourself & Benefit Others: Intro to Karuna Training

Online

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

$15.00

Karuna Live! How Not to Lose Heart

Are you discouraged and overwhelmed by everything that is happening? Have you lost trust in yourself and others to keep an open mind and heart? In Karuna Training, we find courage and strength through tapping the intrinsic heath, wisdom, and compassion that we were all born with. In this one-hour Karuna Live introductory program, we […]

Free

Karuna Live! Finding the Light in Seasonal Depression with Melissa Moore

Online

Winter loss of light is daunting for many, and there are many practices available that are beyond light therapy.   We can implement sacred rituals and practice contemplations which help to mitigate and utilize the energies of the sacred darkness. Come to this Karuna live! and explore compassionate rituals to address seasonal depression in the […]

Free

Karuna Live! Start Fresh: Continually Finding an Open Heart and Mind

Online

As we start a new year, are you wondering if ‘out with the old’ and ‘in with the new’ is possible, both personally and collectively? Is it possible to open our minds and hearts to what is going on now versus how we’d like things to be? is it possible to renew and strengthen our […]

Free – $10.00