Cultivating Kindness, Equanimity, and Compassion
with Melissa Moore
February 13 / 7:00 PM - February 13 / 9:00 PM
This public talk will explore our innate infrastructure of kindness, equanimity, compassion, and joy. It turns out that we have all the love we need within ourselves already—it is simply a question of opening up oneself to oneself. Learning to cultivate kindness toward ourselves is the gateway to genuine affection and compassion for others. It also is the ground for authentic communication with others that overcomes confused expressions of affection and intimacy that cause harm. Come to explore an evening of Karuna methodology and ideas on the limitless love and compassion that we all possess. Just in time for the day before Valentines Day!
Acharya Melissa Moore, Ph.D., is a senior teacher in the Shambhala tradition. She co-founded, and is a head teacher in Karuna Training, a two-year professional training program in contemplative Psychology now offered in 7 Countries. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Karuna North America. Melissa received her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and her Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She was also the founding Director of The Felton Research and Training. The Felton Institute is dedicated to research and training in best practices that raise the bar of community behavioral health services for the most marginalized populations suffering from severe and chronic mental illness.