Karuna is committed to meeting each person where they are on their journey, offering unconditional kindness that fosters connections to each other, ourselves and the mysteries of life, however that mystery is defined by each person. Karuna holds degrees from Berkeley City College, California State University-Hayward, and the Chaplaincy Institute for the Arts and Interfaith Ministries. Following her ordination in 2003, Karuna's ministry has included serving elders as the Director of Senior Services for Petaluma People Services Center, as a chaplain for the community and for Hospice of Napa, and as the Executive Director for the Jewish Community Free Clinic. Karuna has offered workshops in end-of-life preparation, aging, and various spiritual practices. Karuna is the author of Spirituality of Aging: Stirring the Spirit, a chapter in the nationally recognized book, Awakening to Aging: Glimpsing the Gifts of Aging edited by Myrtle Heery and Gregg Richardson. Karuna is a clergy in good standing with The Interfaith Congregation for Creative and Healing Ministries. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International, the National Association of Social Workers and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Karuna is also a Provider of Triple P - Positive Parenting Program and a certified facilitator of Girls Circle. Karuna also enjoys exploring our natural surroundings, often through the lens of a camera.
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- Sword of My Soul: Writings on Flowing Dragon Swords
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