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Powerful Practices for Challenging Times: An Introduction to Karuna Trainin...

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Shambhala Meditation Center of New York

118 West 22nd Street

6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

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Skillful communication and compassionate exchange are expressions of our intrinsic health.

If we dare to feel deeply into ourselves, we know the current state of the world is directly affecting each of us emotionally and psychologically. Some people are choosing to shut down, leave social media sites, and even avoid the news. That won’t help address these times (though it may prove less stressful).

In Karuna Training we prepare people for staying open in the face of difficulty: emotional, psychological, behavioral, and ultimately social and cultural. Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion. We train people in the potency of leading their lives with an open heart. Drawn from the Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist view that difficult emotions are gateways to intelligence and enlightenment, we can learn to trust in what we are feeling and to mine those energies for wisdom.

This workshop will introduce Compassionate Exchange, which is one of the foundational practices in Karuna Training. We will explore how we can show up with bravery and the strength of an open heart in the face of today's tremendous challenges ranging from those in our daily lives to social injustice and cultural crisis.

The evening will include talks, discussion and exercises.

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

Suggested Donation: $20.00-40.00. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore, PhD is the Executive Director of Karuna North America. She has her MA in Contemplative Psychotherapy 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.

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For more information please contact Naoko at naoko.kojima2@gmail.com

Limited Scholarships are available based upon financial need.

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


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