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Transcending Racism – The Deepening and Connecting Series

Online

ABOUT  THIS EVENT 3-part online training series on transcending racism for Karuna participants, graduates and faculty.        General admission $108, sliding scale rate $60 This 3-part training series is designed to guide participants in understanding the personal benefit of engaging in anti-racist practices. The series will deepen participants’ awareness of how cultural identity, […]

Free – $108

Every Relationship Matters: An introduction to Contemplative Psychology

Online

3-part contemplative psychology course open to the public About this Event June 4, 11, & 18, 2021 at 1 - 3 PM PDT General admission $45, sliding scale scholarship rate $20 This three-part course invites and introduces participants to Contemplative Psychology methods through the lens of relationships. As humans we tend to relate to each […]

$20 – $45

Karuna Live! Creativity as a Resource for Change with Sandra Ladley

Online

In this Karuna Live introductory session we will explore creativity from the perspective of contemplative psychology and radical compassion. About this Event Creativity can cheer us up, give us strength, and help us to take leaps in new directions we didn’t dare to dream. Creativity is a force for personal and societal understanding, well-being and […]

Free

Karuna Live! What is a Wisdom Mandala? with Melissa Moore

Online

This free Karuna Live! will introduce how we work with the Mandala of the Five Buddha Families. About this Event In Tibetan Buddhism, a wisdom mandala is depicted graphically to represent a set of teachings and utilized as a meditative teaching tool. In Karuna Training, we draw from the Five Buddha Families Wisdom Mandala, an […]

Free

Introduction 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

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