Deep Wisdom for Everyday Life
with Karuna Cayton

The three classes presented by Shantideva center in collaboration with Karuna Cayton are profound Buddhist topics. However, everything taught by the Buddha and his followers are for the sole purpose of attaining a lasting state of contentment. The topics being taught – Renunciation, Buddha Nature, and Emptiness and Pure Perception – are essential to understand in order to attain the everlasting state of satisfaction. So, these topics will not only be presented from their philosophical importance but from their practical application in daily life as well.

Short Video

Karuna Cayton gives a brief overview of his background and the upcoming classes on “Deep Wisdom for Everyday Life”


About the Teacher

Karuna Cayton acquired a Masters in Clinical Psychology in 1992. He is a licensed Psychotherapist having trained at the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, California.

From 1975 to 1988 he lived at Kopan Monastery studying Buddhist psychology and philosophy under the guidance of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. There, he established a western studies program for the monks. 

He is the principal at The Karuna Group, a project engaged in interpreting Buddhist psychological theory and interventions for modern people.

He is the author of The Misleading Mind: How We Create Our Own Problems and How Buddhist Psychology Can Help Us Solve Them (2012).