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      How to Live More Genuinely From a Place of Compassion and Wisdom (Karuna Live Nov 2, 2019) in Usa

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      November 2, 2019

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      How to Live More Genuinely From a Place of Compassion and Wisdom (Karuna Live Nov 2, 2019)

      Karuna Live is designed to introduce you to Contemplative psychology through a few key principles: Intrinsic Health Compassionate Exchange Loving Kindness Meditation There are no prerequisites for this course, and it is open and relevant to people seeking depth work in meditation, personal growth and empowerment. This introductory discussion will include an overview of Karuna Training, a brief question and answer session, and a short guided meditation. Visit our web site at Karuna is the Sanskrit word meaning compassion, and Karuna Training is a mindfulness and compassion-based training program that offers participants both ancient and modern time-tested methods, tools, and practices for communicating genuinely and skillfully with others. Karuna graduates know how to be steady and meet the challenges of everyday life while communicating honestly, fearlessly, and genuinely with others in both personal and professional contexts. 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 on April 11, 2019.     This training is specifically focused how to work with difficult emotions, communicate skillfully with others, and live a life of engaged compassion in personal and professional contexts. Participants in the full two-year training program are given the tools to: communicate more genuinely and honestly with others work with strong emotions without becoming overwhelmed by them develop habits of self-care and self-compassion draw on internal resources needed for supporting others who are suffering live more genuinely from a place of compassion and wisdom Karuna Training is different from other trainings in how it offers an applied experience for living the ancient teachings of Buddhism - mindfulness, compassion and communication -- in everyday life. Through a cohort model, a community forms that travels together through the two-year basic training -- and many go on to a third-year graduate training.  The community-based nature of the training supports personal exploration of one's style and habits; both strengths and challenges are revealed and students discover the joy of compassionate exchange first hand which allows for an authentic sense of confidence and competence to build as the training continues and is applied to their life experiences.   There is no cost for the introductory webinar, it is free and all are welcome.  We hope you will join us!  Sandra Ladley, MA is the Program Director and a core faculty member for Karuna Training North America. She partnered with Melissa Moore to bring Karuna Training to the United States in 2013.. Sandra received her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and studied Creative Arts at Bard College and San Francisco State University. She is a Buddhist practitioner and a senior resident teacher in the Shambhala tradition for the San Francisco Bay Area. Sandra teaches Buddhist, Contemplative Psychology and Dharma Art programs internationally. She draws her experiences as a teacher, counselor, and manager in business, technology, mental health, hospice, and creative arts settings to bring depth, warmth and humor to her teaching.  Contact For more information please email For more information about Karuna Training, visit our website at

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