Karuna Training is a non-capitalist, non-dogmatic program designed for you to go deeper.
Karuna teaches Mahayana Buddhism through a Vajrayana lens, combining Buddhist principles with contemplative meditation practice, skills development, embodiment training, and ongoing community support.
You don’t need to be attached to a specific teacher or dogma to benefit from Karuna - it’s about discovering your own brilliant sanity and learning to transform everyday life challenges into opportunities for openness and wisdom.
Karuna Training is for you if...
You feel like you're hitting a wall with the current support you have available, whether it's therapy, your religious community, or other systems
You have experience with meditation and you want to go deeper within yourself and your practice
You want to uncover the blind spots hindering your life and relationships
You desire to go deeper into your heart so you can help heal yourself and others in the world through therapy, art, or other practices
You want to see the goodness in yourself and others
How Karuna has impacted its participants
Karuna marked a turning point in my spiritual journey. It gave me, first and foremost, a community of practitioners that I love and trust, and who share my deep desire for spiritual growth. Karuna also instilled in me a deep appreciation and reverence for all that goes into being present with myself and with another person. Lastly, and perhaps most profoundly, Karuna developed in me a confidence in my ability find and dwell in my heart, and to help others do the same.
Karuna had a way of touching each part of my life. Like a powerful mountain stream, it removed obstacles and cleared new channels for communication. Through its powerful practices and teachings, I came away appreciating myself and my capacities in a new light.
A tremendous experience. I saw my cohort and myself settle into something profound together by the end of the two-year program. It was incredible and moving to witness and experience. The entire world needs Karuna now more than ever!
What you receive from the two-year certification:
Instruction from some of the most highly-trained practitioners in Contemplative Psychology
A deeply rooted community of other Karuna participants in your cohort
The ability to connect with others in an intimate, soulful, authentic, and vulnerable manner
Start your Journey. Register for an upcoming Introduction to Contemplative Psychology offered both in person or online.