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      Mindfulness and Compassionate Communication: An Intro to Karuna Training (ICP SLO Nov 2, 2019) in San Luis Obispo

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      November 2, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      3450 Dairy Creek Road
      San Luis Obispo, California 93405

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      Mindfulness and Compassionate Communication: An Intro to Karuna Training (ICP SLO Nov 2, 2019)

      Drawing from Tibetan Buddhism's ancient view coupled with modern psychological experiential work, we will cultivate the heart potential we all inherently possess. This day explores the fundamental methods of contemplative psychology: Mindfulness Meditation Training Compassionate Exchange Training Communication Practices 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. We are still accepting applications for our Baltimore training through July 15, 2019.  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 long class, and it is open and relevant to everyone. The training 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 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration and Tea Introductions and Guided Meditation Talk on Intrinsic Health and Exchange Experiential Exercise Discussion Bring your own picnic 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 This stand-alone class has no prerequisites, and all are welcome. Price: $99, tuition assistance is available   Melissa Moore, PhD, is a co-founder of Karuna Training and is currently the Executive Director of Karuna Training North America. Melissa’s background is in community-based mental health, research, training care providers, and women’s issues. She has a Ph.D. in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies and a Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Melissa has taught Buddhism and Contemplative Psychology worldwide for over 25 years. Contact For more information please email For more information about Karuna Training, visit our website at

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