Diamond Mind, Unbarred Heart Outline

An introduction to Buddhism

Starts Aug 18th

8 - Week Series

18 August - 20 October

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30pm

*no session 1 September or 6 October

Buddhist curious? Want to refresh your understanding of the Refuge, the Four Noble Truths, Six Perfections, and more? Ready to learn about how to practically apply Buddhist philosophy in your life?

Join Karuna each week to tap into your diamond body, diamond speech, and diamond mind.  Using poetry, music, and Buddhist philosophy, she will help to bring your spiritual studies alive.  You'll be encouraged to explore your relationship to your Truth and the universe through inspirations and ancient practices designed to awaken and unbar your heart. 

We'll tap into what we want to pick up and what we want to lay down on day one and we'll check in all along the way. Find your heart felt desire with diamond clarity and see what lands on the doorstep of your life!

Along the way, we'll be reading The Garden by Geshe Michael Roach, a parable about a mystical garden and the search for Truth. 

Tired of Speaking Sweetly (by Hafiz)

Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God.

If you had the courage and
Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
He would just drag you around the room
By your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy.

Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds
All your erroneous notions of truth

That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others,

Causing the world to weep
On too many fine days.

God wants to manhandle us,
Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
And practice His dropkick.

The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favor:

Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out.

But when we hear
He is in such a “playful drunken mood”
Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town.

Tiered-Pricing Options

Supporter pays for your registration plus scholarships. Sustainer pays for your registration. Community is the scholarship rate.

About Karuna

Leaning on the stellar instruction she has received from her teachers 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. 

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