Acharya Melissa Moore
- San Francisco, California, USA
Melissa Moore, PhD., has been a Shambhalian since 1979. She received her Master’s degree from Naropa and a PhD in Psychological Anthropology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She became an Acharya in 2012. Melissa was co- founding Director of The Karuna Training, a professional training in Contemplative Psychology offered throughout Europe and currently starting up in Northern California. Melissa is currently a Senior Executive of Family Service Agency (FSA) San Francisco and the founding Director of The Felton Institute since 2005.
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Anie Boudreau August 15, 2014
OMG! So genuine, so wise, so inspiring! With every talk, Acharya Moore continually touched my heart with her compassionate authentic presence. I am inspired by her courage to speak with a raw and tender heart. Thank-you for your amazing teachings, and for showing me the strength that arises when I truly connect with what feels vulnerable.
Earth Victory, Proclamation of Wisdom August 27, 2014
On the steps at the entryway of a Buddhist shrine, she taught us a song. I believe it was a a song that a tribe of people sang as they were uprooted and herded away from their homeland. It was a beautiful song of call and response between the men and women. I have forgotten it now. I would return if she were there, to learn it again.