Los Angeles Schedule (2019-2021)

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

PHASES 1-3: February 2020 – October 2021. The training includes ten 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.

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 Tehachapi, California.

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

AUDIENCE: Everyone who engages and cares about relationships.

351 TOTAL TRAINING HOURS: Phase 1 Personal Process: 112 hours; Phase 2 Methods in Working Skillfully with Others: 122 hours; Phase 3 Engaged Compassion Project with Mentoring: 117 hours.

COST: The new reduced cost for the two-year Karuna Training program is $8,000. There will be a $500 discount offered for paying in full before the start of the program, bringing the total to $7,500. Alternatively, 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 30 students. Students may not enter the cohort after Seminar 2/3. 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 be conducting interviews until the start of the program on February 20, 2020.  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 Dates Times
Seminar 1/ 2
Confidence in Basic Sanity and Ego in Contemplative Psychology
4 Day Weekend
1 evening + 3 days
26 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center  Melissa Moore Feb 20 – 23, 2020   Thursday 6:30 PM – 9 PM
Friday 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM
Seminar 2/3
Working with Ego and the Energy of  Emotions
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center  Sandra Ladley May 1 – 3, 2020  Friday 7 PM – 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM
Sunday 9 AM – 3 PM 
Seminar 4
Deepening Week 1: Exploration of Energy in Contemplative Psychology
Deepening Week Residential Retreat
7 days & 6 nights
56 hours
Tehachapi Mountain Retreat Center Melissa Moore  June 20-26, 2020 Saturday arrival
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday departure after lunch
Continuity Groups (arranged regionally) 12 hours
Total Training Hours Phase 1   112 hours 

Phase 2: Methods in Working Skillfully with Others

Training Days Location Teachers Dates Times
Seminar 5
Deepening the Space of Mindfulness
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Terry Jaworski September 4 -6, 2020  Friday 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM
Seminar 6
Development of Compassionate Presence
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center  Susan Chapman November 6 – 8, 2020 Friday 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 3 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  January 30 – Feb 5, 2021 Friday arrival 3 PM to 6 PM
Thursday departure after lunch
Seminar 8
Compassionate Presence2
Weekend
18 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center Melissa Moore March 5 – 7, 2021 Friday 7 PM to 9 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 3 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 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 PM to 6 PM
Friday departure after lunch
Seminar 10
Mentoring Day
One Day 
8 hours
Eagle Rock

Shambhala Center 

Sandra Ladley July 17, 2021 Saturday 10AM to 6 PM
Karuna Project  Includes 4 hours mentoring  15 hours On your own time Supported by faculty mentors On Own Time  
Continuity Groups (arranged regionally) 12 hours Online
Seminar 11
Graduation & Certification
4 Day Weekend
1 evening and 3 days, 26 hours
Eagle Rock Shambhala Center All Faculty Oct 7 – 10, 2021 Thursday 7 PM to 9 PM
Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday 9 AM to 3 PM
Total Training Hours Phase 3 117 Hours 
TOTAL – ALL PHASES 351 Hours 

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