8:00am CT (60 minutes) Thursdays, 11 June – 30 July, 2020
An 8-Week Series with Karuna; the fourth in her Living Beautifully year-long exploration with Pema Chödrön. No need to have attended the prior modules -- you're welcome to register for individual modules or the entire year-long series.
Each class will be an invitation to recharge your battery, recommit to living beautifully, and reset your intention for the week.
In this module, we will be leaning on Pema Chödrön’s book, “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times.”
''Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don't really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It's just like that.The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.'' ― Pema Chödrön
We’ll explore how to use painful and/or difficult experiences to cultivate wisdom, compassion, and courage. Likewise, we’ll examine what could be helpful in chaotic situations or when habitual patterns surface (again) in our life. Gently we’ll acknowledge what those habitual patterns are and also how they have served us in the past. Perhaps we’ll decide what next we want to pick up and put down. Mid-year is a wonderful time to take inventory and decide if any calibrating would better serve us for the rest of the year.
Leaning on the stellar instruction she has received from her teachers -- Hector Marcel, Kelly Lindsey, Denise Deniger, Michael Hewett, and Keith Kachtick, and Life Itself, Karuna designs her classes to create the type of reflection from which you can find a meaningful and enriching life.
Sassy, fun, and knowledgeable, class with Karuna is sure to inspire. You can expect to learn exactly what you need to create a joyful and curious life. Expect your paradigm to shift in playful and potent ways.
Karuna has studied Tibetan Buddhism extensively. She has taught and guided hundreds of hours of meditation sessions. It is her greatest desire that all beings be happy and free.
When she isn't guiding meditation, working on writing a book, teaching a Dharma class, or trail running, you will find Karuna hiking with her husband Joseph and two dogs, Ruby Rose and Stella Bean in the mountains of ColoRocky.