This programme is offered by the Karuna organisation. For more detailed information and registration, please write to [email protected] or [email protected]

Dates for all training sessions

Session 1: 23 August 2024 to 30 August 2024

Session 2: 15 February 2025 to 22 February 2025

Session 3: 5 July 2025 to 12 July 2025

Session 4: 18 October 2025 to 25 October 2025

Graduation session: 29 January 2026 to 1 February 2026

Programme description

Karuna Training program is now accepting applicants for their two-year training cycle in Contemplative Psychology. The training curriculum is divided into five in-person retreats and  draws from the wisdom tradition of Buddhist psychology and western, process-oriented psychological approaches to healing.

It combines deep study of human condition in both its confused and sane qualities with the direct experience of these teachings in personal experience of body, emotion and mind, as well as in communication with others.

This training consists of meditation and contemplative practices, skills development, embodiment training, and ongoing group interaction and community support. Participants receive the necessary skills to work with methods of mindfulness and compassion in their personal and work life. After successful participation a certificate in Contemplative Psychology is given.

Practical details

Arrival day: 5 July. You’re invited to come from 4 pm in order to register and settle in your room. Dinner is served at 6.30 pm and orientation talk is given at 8 pm.

End of programme and departure day (12 July): Departures after lunch.

This programme is taught in French. Request for interpretation in other languages must be made in advance and confirmed. Please indicate requests for interpretation in your registration.