Brilliant Sanity: A Course of Healing in Contemplative Psychology (San Rafael)

with Acharya Melissa Moore

March 11th (2013)

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  • $150 Program Price
Please note that this class takes place in San Rafael at Tamalpais Shambhala.

Contemplative Psychology is a path of self-healing and personal transformation by exploring our relationship with space and discovering the innate potency of our hearts. We will explore the foundation principles and practices of contemplative psychology:

  1. Sanity is our birthright
  2. The Practice of Compassionate Exchange and the Five Buddha Families
  3. The Inseparability of Wisdom and Confusion

This course combines meditation, short talks and experiential work. Two private interviews with Acharya Moore are included in the course. Participants work in a safe container of confidentiality with the poignant issues in their lives. This course is not intended as therapy – more a study group for awakening to our brilliant sanity. 

There will be optional sitting meditation before each class beginning at 6:30.

The course is appropriate for beginning to advanced mediators.

As always, the Generosity Policy applies.

Melissa Moore PhD is the founding Director of The Felton Institute, a training and research center dedicated to improving the quality of care in mental health in community-based settings. Melissa co-founded Karuna Training in Europe where she continues to travel and teach. Karuna is a 3-year professional certificate training in Contemplative Psychology.  Karuna Training is currently offered in Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Poland and France.  She has been a student of Shambhala for over 32 years and is a newly appointed ‘Acharya’ –representing Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for the Shambhala Lineage.

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