Berkeley Schedule (2014 Start)

Northern California Fall 2014–2016

Download a PDF of this schedule: Karuna Basic Training Northern California Schedule 2014—2016

Training Days Location Teachers Dates
Karuna Training Phase 1
Personal Process
116 total training hours     Phase Spread Over 10 Months
Seminar 1
Confidence in Basic Sanity
4 Day Weekend
(1 evening and 3 days)
26 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Melissa Moore & Sakti Rose November 6—9, 2014
Th. 6:30 PM to 9 PM
Fri. 10 AM to 6 PM
Sat. 10 AM to 9 PM

Sun. 10 AM to 4 PM
Seminar 2
Ego from the Perspective of Contemplative Psychology
Weekend
18 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Susan Chapman February 13—15, 2015
Fri. 7 PM to 9 PM
Sat. 10 AM to 9 PM

Sun. 10 AM to 4 PM
Seminar 3
Working with Emotions
Weekend
18 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Paul Cashman April 17—19, 2015
Fri. 7 PM to 9 PM
Sat. 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun. 10 AM to 4 PM
Seminar 4
Exploration of Energy in Contemplative Psychology
Deepening Week Residential Retreat
(6 days and 5 nights)
42 hours
Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma CA Melissa Moore August 10—15, 2015
Mon. Arrival 3 to 6 PM
Sat. Departure After Lunch

12 hours of continuity groups—arranged regionally 12 hours Sandra Ladley & Terry Jaworski
Cost for Phase 1 is $2,500.
Each Phase of Karuna Training can be paid for independently.
(All 3 Phases, paid in advance, will be discounted $800.)
The fee for food and lodging for the Seminar 4 Deepening Week Retreat will be paid separately. The current estimate is $90 to $120 a night for 5 nights, or $450 to $600.
Karuna Training Phase 2
Methods in Working Skillfully with others
 
74 total training  hours     Phase Spread Over 10 Months
Seminar 5
Development of Compassionate Presence
Weekend
18 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Susan Chapman October 9—11, 2015
Fri. 7 PM to 9 PM
Sat. 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun. 10 AM to 4 PM
Seminar 6
Exploration of Energy in Communication
2 Saturdays and 5 Tuesday Evenings
26 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Melissa Moore & Sakti Rose Saturdays, January 9 and February 20
10 AM to 6 PM
Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26,
February 2 and 16

7 PM to 9 PM
Seminar 7
Therapeutic Process
Weekend
18 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Melissa Moore March 18—20, 2016
Fri. 7 PM to 9 PM
Sat. 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun. 10 AM to 4 PM
12 Hours Continuity Groups 12 hours
Cost for Phase 2 is $1,500
Each Phase of Karuna Training can be paid for independently.
(All 3 Phases, paid in advance, will be discounted $800.)
Karuna Training Phase 3
Project with Supervision
  
97 total training hours
Phase Spread over 6 Months
Seminar 8
Exploration of Energy in Working with Others
Deepening Week Residential Retreat
(6 days and 5 nights)
42 hours
Walker Creek Ranch
Petaluma, CA
Melissa Moore and Sakti Rose June 25-July 1, 2016
Saturday Arrival
3 PM to 6 PM
Friday
Departure After Lunch
Seminar 9
Supervision
1 day
8 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Sandra Ladley & Terry Jaworski September 17, 2016
Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM
Seminar 10
Karuna Project Practicum
5 hours of working with someone as a compassionate friend
5 hours
On own time
12 Hours Continuity Groups 12 hours
4 Hours Individual Supervision 4 hours  To be arranged Sandra Ladley & Terry Jaworski
Seminar 11
Graduation/Certification
4 Day Weekend
26 hours
Berkeley Shambhala Center Melissa Moore November 3–6, 2016
Thurs. 7 PM to 9 PM
Fri. 9 AM to 6 PM
Sat. 10 AM to 9 PM
Sun. 10 AM to 4 PM
4 Hours Individual Supervision 4 hours To be arranged Sandra Ladley & Terry Jaworski
Cost for Phase 3 is $2,000.
Total cost for all three phases is $6,000.
Total cost for all 3 phases paid in advance of Phase One is $5,200.

Payment plans are available. Each applicant will have a private interview with faculty. At that time payment plans will be negotiated.
The fee for food and lodging for the Seminar 8 Deepening Week Retreat will be paid separately. The current estimate is $90 to $120 a night for 5 nights, or $450 to $600.The estimated food and lodging expense for both Deepening Week Retreats is $900 to $1,200.
In Sum
Karuna Training Phases 1 through 3
287 total training hours All weekend seminars will be held at the Berkeley Shambhala Center. Deepening Retreats will be held at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA. Lead Faculty:
Melissa Moore
Paul Cashman
Susan Chapman
Sakti Rose
2 year program
November 2014–November 2016

 

Continuity Groups are an important aspect of Karuna Training, they are regional groups that meet throughout the three phases of training and provide a forum for participants to practice the skills and deepen competency in a small group setting. In the beginning they are initiated with the help of assistants, but after some time they are self-run.