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Discovering the Potency of the Heart: An Intro to Karuna Training (ICP Nels...

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Sante Holistic Health Center

350 Baker Street

Nelson, British Columbia

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Karuna Training

Our bodies and minds are hard-wired for compassion; and we can turn that compassion toward benefiting others and growing our heart potential through Karuna Training. This day and a half introduction to Karuna Training utilizes contemplative methods in the development of compassion, and introduces participants to the fundamental tenets of contemplative psychology.

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, Albuquerque, and Baltimore in North America. Our next Karuna Training program is scheduled to begin in Los Angeles in November, 2019 and applications are now open.

There are no prerequisites for this day and a half class, and it is open and relevant to everyone. The weekend will include meditation, teachings, experiential exercises, group processes and individual meetings that provide take-aways in Karuna-based skills. This class also offers an experiential taste of the full Karuna Training program.

Sample Schedule

Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

  • Registration and Tea
  • Introductions and Guided Meditation
  • Talk on Intrinsic Health and Exchange
  • Experiential Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Brown bag lunch with the group in the community space
  • Sitting Meditation
  • Talk on Wisdom of Emotion and Introduction to Compassionate Exchange
  • Experiential - Compassionate Exchange in small groups - touching into emotions
  • Discussion Circle and Closing

Sunday 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Meditation
  • Intro and Body Speech and Mind Group Practice
  • Tea and Snack
  • Q & A on Karuna Training
  • Closing Circle

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

Price: $150, tuition assistance is available


Sandra Ladley

Sandra Ladley MA is the Program Director and a core faculty member for the Karuna Training program in Contemplative Psychology in North America. Sandra is a long-time meditation practitioner and a senior Shambhala Buddhist resident teacher for the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches Buddhist, Contemplative Psychology and Dharma Art programs internationally. Sandra draws on a wealth of experience as a teacher, counselor, and manager in business, mental health, hospice, and creative arts settings to bring depth, warmth and humor to her teaching.



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For more information please email info@karunatraining.com

For more information about Karuna Training, visit our website at www.karunatraining.com

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