The origins of Contemplative Psychology
as it is taught in Karuna Training, arose as a Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy degree at Naropa Institute, now Naropa University, in Boulder, Colorado.Chögyam Trungpa,
spiritual founder of Naropa Institute, saw the arts and psychology as a portal to spiritual, specifically Buddhist exploration. He arrived in America at the perfect moment to embark on numerous avenues that served to plant Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism in the West. He established Naropa Institute in the summer of 1974 with a series of talks, which became a New Age mecca for the young seekers of the day.
in Patzquaro, Mexico at the Casa Werma Retreat Center