Karuna Institute
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The Karuna Institute

The Karuna Institute, founded by Maura and Franklyn Sills in 1984, is an international residential Training and Retreat Centre. All the activities of the Institute are based on mindfulness practice. As such, Karuna is one of the oldest Centres worldwide to integrate and teach mindfulness practices as professional healing skills in the west. We offer trainings in Core Process Psychotherapy and Craniosacral Biodynamic Therapy with both streams leading to professional qualifications.

Core Process Psychotherapy
About The Karuna Institute
Craniosacral Biodynamics
Other Courses and Overseas trainings
We also offer retreats for silence and re-connection with ourselves; time for just 'being', with all the possibilities that can unfold from that experience. The combination of the stunning position and the uniqueness of the teaching has made Karuna Institute renowned throughout the world as a centre for residential training and retreats. The Institute provides opportunities for deepening embodied awareness and cultivating presence and open-heartedness in relationship.
CPP Diploma in Relational Mindfulness 
DEVON: 13-18 November 2016 and 8-13 January 2017 (fully residential) *Attendance at both Modules is required*
SCOTLAND: 17-21 April 2017 : Mon-Fri and 12-15 June 2017 : Mon-Thurs (non-residential) *Attendance at both Modules is required*
Tutor: Maura Sills, Karuna Founder and Director
The Diploma constitutes 80 CPD hours
4-year MA Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy and 3-year MA Mindfulness Based Psychotherapeutic Practice.
*We are currently accepting and processing applications including interviewing for 2016 intake*
Kum Nye Individual Retreats 2016 : NEXT RETREAT: 30 September - 2 October 2016 : "Being Present, Coming Home"
ALSO ADVANCED TRAINING : 30 April - 5 May 2017

28 June 2016 - Edinburgh
Tickets: £10.00 with profits going to - ‘Wellspring’

Venue: Butterflies Café, Marchmont St Giles' Church Centre, Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh,EH9 2DW


Five-day residential course at the Karuna Institute, Devon UK
7 - 12 August 2016 *NB: Thre are only 3 places left on this course**
 Teachers: Maura Sills Founder and co-Director of the Karuna Institute and Akincano M Weber, Swiss Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist
Five-day residential course at the Karuna Institute, Devon UK
**NB: This course is fully booked and Bodhi Institute are operating a waiting list**
12 - 16 September 2016

Tutors: Ajahn Sucitto The Sanghathera and senior incumbent of Cittaviveka monastery in West Sussex


Workshops &
CPP Introductory Workshops
2016 and 2017 :
SCOTLAND : 24 & 25 September 2016 (non-residential)
DEVON : Friday 5 - Sunday 7 May 2017 (fully residential)
2016 DATES
DEVON: 28 August - 1 September 2016 (4-day fully residential)
LONDON: 2017 : 4&5 February, 4&5 March and 1&2 April (non-res)
8-10 July 2016 and 2-4 September 2016.
Friday (evening) - Sunday (lunchtime)

Taught by Franklyn Sills with members of the teaching team.

Cost: £185 per workshop fully residential
Starting October 2016

Franklyn Sills
, Founder and co-Director of the Karuna Institute, and Cherionna Menzam-Sills, senior biodynamic teacher
William Emerson
Resolving Early Developmental Trauma with Spiritual and Psychological Approaches - *NB: This course is full and we are operating a waiting list*
2016 : Sunday (eve) 17 - Friday (lunchtime) 22 July 2016
Cost: £865 Deposit : £465 required to secure your place (non-refundable and non-transferable)
Residential Seminars
Composed of six five-day residential seminars over two years at the Karuna Institute, Devon UK

Bi-monthly seminars from March 2017

Taught by Franklyn Sills MA UKCP, BCST; and Cherionna Menzam-Sills PhD, RSMT, RCST

The Karuna Institute has long been a home to students coming to attend our courses from outside of the United Kingdom
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