Introducing Karuna Training & Contemplative Psychology

Jim O’Neill, Karuna Faculty

We are pleased to announce the introduction of Karuna Training in the UK which is planned to start next year.

Karuna, a two-year training in Contemplative Psychology, has trainings in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland, and the first Nordic cycle –  in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland –  will also start next year. And now we are delighted to be able to offer this very popular training here in the UK.

Karuna Training was the brainchild of the venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and was initiated at the Naropa Institute in Boulder Colorado in the 1970’s. It combines psychological teachings from many different contemplative traditions. We will also be studying the works of such luminaries in the field as Jack Kornfield, John Welwood, Pema Chodron, and Karen Kissel Wegela. The training itself is highly experiential and involves extensive group work.

The training itself will be proceeded by a series of Introductory Days run by members of the Karuna faculty, allowing interested people the chance to have a taster, to ask questions, and get some sense of whether the training is something they would like to pursue.

The first of these will take place at Balance Physiotherapy in Clapham North on Sunday November 12th this year. This day entitled Working With Emotions will be led by me [Jim O’Neill]  and will be followed by two subsequent introductory programmes taught by John Seex and Barbara Maertens.

If you are at all curious about Karuna Training please make sure you sign up for one of these courses.

More about Karuna Training here