Los Angeles Schedule (2019-2021)

Karuna Training Basic Cycle Information and Schedule*
Los Angeles, California, USA, 2019-2021

PHASES 1-3: November 2019 – October 2021. The training includes eleven seminars, three of which are week-long retreats, and a personal project with mentor and peer support. The seminars are scheduled roughly every other month.

FACULTY: Melissa Moore, Sandra Ladley, Susan Chapman, Terry Jaworski, Sakti Rose (Continuity Faculty: Carolyn Sykes, Jay Jaworski, Emily Earlenbaugh)

AUDIENCE: Everyone who engages and cares about relationships.

PLACE: All weekend seminars will be at the Shambhala Center Los Angeles located at Eagle Rock. Two of the week-long deepening week retreats will be residential at a retreat center in Southern California TBD.

363 TOTAL TRAINING HOURS: Phase 1 Personal Process: 130 hours; Phase 2 Methods in Working Skillfully with Others: 122 hours; Phase 3 Engaged Compassion Project with Mentoring: 111 hours.

COST: The full cost for the two-year Karuna Training program is $8,500. There will be a $600 discount offered for paying in full before the start of the program, bringing the total to $7,900. Students may also pay at the beginning of each phase, or make monthly payments. There will be additional costs for food and lodging for the two week-long residential retreats, usually between $85-$175 a night, depending on the accommodations you choose.

CEUs: Karuna Training is a licensed Continuing Education (CEU) Provider #137058 through the CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.) Most states accept California CEU credits.

TUITION ASSISTANCE: Tuition assistance is available upon request and need. Karuna Training aspires to make it possible for those with a strong desire to do the Training, please contact Sandra Ladley to discuss further at Connect@Karunatraining.com

COHORT CAPACITY AND ATTENDANCE: Karuna Training occurs in an ongoing cohort and the class size is limited to 35 students. Students may not enter the cohort after Seminar 2. We expect you to commit to attending all the seminars. To  receive certification, a student may not miss more than two seminars.

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION: You must apply for Karuna Training and be individually interviewed before being accepted into the program. The simple application process is described here. You may apply at any time, and Karuna will begin interviews for the Los Angeles cycle on July 15, 2019. If you have questions, please go to the website or contact Sandra Ladley or Melissa Moore at: connect@karunatraining.com

PHASE 1: Personal Process

Training Days Location Teachers (Faculty) Dates Times
Seminar 1
Confidence in Basic Sanity
4 Day Weekend
1 evening and 3 days
26 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Melissa Moore Nov 21 – 24, 2019 Thursday 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Seminar 2
Ego from the Perspective of Contemplative Psychology
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Sandra Ladley Feb 21 – 23, 2020

Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar 3
Working with Emotions
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Terry Jaworski May 1 – 3, 2020

Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar 4
Deepening Week 1: Exploration of Energy in Contemplative Psychology
Deepening Week Residential Retreat
7 days and 6 nights
56 hours
Tehachapi Mountain Retreat Center Melissa Moore & Sandra Ladley June 20 – 26, 2020

Saturday arrival
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friday departure
after lunch

Continuity Groups (arranged regionally) 12 hours TBD
Total Training Hours Phase 1   130 Hours

PHASE 2: Methods in Working Skillfully with Others

Training Days Location Teachers
(Faculty)
Dates Times
Seminar 5
Deepening the Space of Mindfulness
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Sakti Rose September 4 -6, 2020

Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar 6
Development of Compassionate Presence
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Susan Chapman November 6 – 8, 2020

Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar 7
Deepening Week 2: Exploration of Energy in Communication
Deepening Week
Non-Residential Retreat
7 days and 6 nights
56 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Sandra Ladley and Terry Jaworski January 30 – Feb 5, 2021

Friday arrival 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thursday departure after lunch

Seminar 8
Compassionate Presence 2
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Melissa Moore March 5 – 7, 2021 Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Continuity Groups (arranged regionally) 12 hours
Total Training Hours
Phase 2
122 hours

Phase 3: Engaged Compassion Project with Mentoring

Training Days Location Teachers
(Faculty)
Dates Times
Seminar 9

Exploration of Energy in Working with Others

Deepening Week* Residential Retreat
7 days, 6 nights
56 hours
Tehachapi Mountain Retreat Center Melissa Moore June 19 – 25, 2021

Saturday arrival
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Friday departure
after lunch

Seminar 10
Mentoring Day
One Day
8 hours
 
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Sandra Ladley July 17, 2021 Saturday 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Karuna Project  Includes 4 hours mentoring 15 hours On own time Supported by faculty mentors On Own Time
Continuity Groups (arranged regionally) 12 hours Online All Faculty

Seminar 11

Graduation & Certification

4 Day Weekend
1 evening and 3 days
26 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Oct 7 – 10, 2021 Thursday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Total Training Hours
Phase 3
117 Hours
Total Training Hours
369 Hours

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