Acharya Melissa Moore

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  • San Francisco, California, USA

About The Teacher

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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  • Earth Victory, Proclamation of Wisdom   August 27, 2014

      Sharing a Memorable Song that One Hopes to Someday Share Again

    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.

  • Anie Boudreau   August 15, 2014

      Tender Heart

    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.


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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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