Karuna Training Certificate in Contemplative Psychology

February 20th—October 7th (2021)

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    Room: EAGLE ROCK SHAMBHALA- Main Shrine Room- 963 Colorado Blvd, 90041

    The core of contemplative psychology is the certainty that within each one of us resides an indestructible and brilliant force. This force, that transcends sickness and health, is called brilliant sanity in the tradition of contemplative psychology.
    —Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

    Karuna Training Basic Cycle November 2019 - October 2021

    Karuna Training is a comprehensive program in Contemplative Psychology that teaches us how to work skillfully with ourselves first, and then how to offer ourselves to others through the innate potency of the heart. The program joins deep study of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist principles with contemplative practice, skills development, and ongoing group interaction and community support. 

    Learning Objectives

    1. Learn mindfulness-awareness meditation in the context of working with oneself and how it applies to working with others
    2. Participate in a supportive in person and online learning community that meets in seminars and small groups over a two-year period
    3. Study selected readings in contemplative psychology
    4. Learn and facilitate the method of Body, Speech and Mind group
    5. Learn several compassion-based methods for application to relationships and work with others
    6. Learn to work with emotions in terms of confusion and sanity
    7. Experience Maitri Space Awareness practice in retreat as an exploration of elemental and emotional energies, and how confusion can be transformed into wisdom
    8. Receive continuing education (CEUs) units
    9. Receive certification in Contemplative Psychology


    Learn More and Apply Here

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    The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles remains open because of the ongoing generosity of our community. One of the cornerstones of our policy is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. If you can’t afford a program, please call our office (323-255-5472) to register based on what you can afford. At the same time, the Center relies on program revenue to cover costs. For those who are able to pay more than the program price, your generosity in paying the Patron Price helps cover the costs for others who are not able to pay the full price, and provides additional support to the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles. Thank you for your kindness!

    If you cancel more than 7 days prior to your class (and have already paid), you will receive a full refund less a processing fee of $15. If you cancel between 1 to 7 days prior to arrival, we will credit your payment towards another program at Shambhala Los Angeles to be used within 1 year. No refunds or credits are issued for cancellations received fewer than 24 hours prior to arrival.

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