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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

Undressing; a book reading by author James O'Neill

Online

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 […]

Free

Grief: A Portal to Compassion

Online

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 […]

$150.00

Karuna Live! How Do We Know What We Know

Online

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 […]

Free – $10.00

Finding Strength Through Vulnerability with Melissa Moore

Online

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

Online

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 […]

Free – $10.00

Karuna Live! Enduring Difficult Life Transitions with Self-Love

Online

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 […]

Free – $10.00

Karuna Live! Ripening Into Repair: Practicing Right Relationship

Online

Repair is the activity of mending relationships with other beings. Repair requires mindfulness, awareness, and compassion, as well as skillful means; all areas in which we build strength through contemplative psychology practices. During this Karuna Live! we will explore how to listen to our bodies to know when repair is needed, how to feel into […]

Free – $10.00

Karuna Live! Unlike Minds: Finding Common Ground in Uncommon Times

Online

Have you recently lost connections with beloved friends and family members over political differences? Are you wanting to find ways to keep listening and feeling when you’re disheartened, irritated, or judgemental? Are you wondering how the fabric of society is going to hold together in these polarizing times?  In Karuna Training, we find courage and […]

Free – $10.00

Karuna Live! Sexuality, Gender, and Worthiness

Online

When our sexuality or gender is disregarded or oppressed, our whole sense of worthiness is threatened. This Karuna Live offers a chance to practice Contemplative Psychology principles so we can shore up our fundamental worth without solidifying our sense of self. This offering is specifically for those who identify as female, transgender, gender non-conforming, and those […]

Free – $10.00