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

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Westside Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista, LA

3877A Grand View Blvd

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Karuna Training

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: $0.00-$20.00

Sandra Ladley

Sandra Ladley MA is a Teacher and the Program Director for Karuna Training North America. She has her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and studied the Creative Arts at Bard College and San Francisco State University. She is a Buddhist practitioner and Shastri; a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala tradition. In 2013, she partnered with Melissa Moore to bring Karuna Training to the United States. Over an extensive career Sandra has worked as a manager, counselor, and teacher in mental health, hospice, business, technology, and creative arts settings. Sandra teaches internationally, leading creative, psycho-educational, and social presencing groups.

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Some need-based scholarships are available upon request.

To contact and for more information please email Carolyn Sykes at carolyn@pacificharps.com

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


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