Program Details

Karuna Training Is Coming to Baltimore! A Training in Engaged Compassion

with Melissa Moore
February 16 / 9:30 AM - February 17 / 12:30 PM

At times in life, it's easy to lose our compassion, or think that we have.  This day-and-a-half program will focus on the natural infrastructure of open-heartedness which we all posssess.  The weekend is designed to introduce the three primary principles of contemplative psychology: intrinsic health, compassionate exchange, and wisdom co-emerging with confusion.

What is Karuna Training?

Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a compassion and meditation-based program that teaches how to work with intense emotions, improve communication, and genuinely connect with others. It is a journey of personal transformation where we train in keeping our hearts open in the face of difficulty.

Karuna Training is rooted in the Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana view that challenging situations and emotions are gateways to intelligence and enlightenment. Founded in Germany in 1996 it is a two-year program that is currently running in six countries in Europe and in Berkeley, Seattle and Albuquerque in North America. A new Karuna Training program is scheduled to begin in Baltimore in Spring 2019.

This stand-alone class has no prerequisites, and all are welcome.

Price: 0*

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Melissa Moore

 Melissa Moore, PhD is currently the Executive Director of Karuna North America. Melissa has her MA in Contemplative and Western Psychology from Naropa University and her PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies. Over twenty years ago, Melissa co-founded Karuna Training in Europe, where it is offered as an accredited training for licensed professionals; now in Germany, Austria, France, Netherlands, Spain, and Poland.

* Limited scholarships are available for those who need assitance with the 0 cost

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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