Sandra Ladley, MA, is the Program Manager for and core faculty member of Karuna Training North America. She has her MA in Contemplative Psychology from Naropa University and studied the Creative Arts at Bard College and San Francisco State University. She is a Buddhist practitioner and Shastri, or senior meditation teacher, in the Shambhala tradition. She partnered with Melissa Moore to bring Karuna Training to the United States in 2013. Over an extensive career Sandra has worked as a manager, counselor and teacher in mental health, business, technology, hospice and creative arts settings. She currently teaches widely and leads creative, psycho-educational, and social presencing groups.