Maura Sills

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"MAURA SILLS is the Founding Director of the Karuna Institute which offers an MA in Core Process Psychotherapy. She became involved in Buddhism in the early seventies and has studied with teachers from the Chan, Tibetan and Theravadin Traditions. Her teacher was Taungpulu Kaba Aye Sayadaw of Upper Burma." [1]

"aura first qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1971. She was Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychiatry and Group Psychotherapy at the London School of Occupational Therapy, and District Head Occupational Therapist at the Middlesex Hospital, London. In America, she worked at Stanford University Medical Centre in the Department for Comprehensive Medicine, and studied at Esalen with Joan Fiore and Dick Price. On her return to Britain, Maura returned to her clinical practice and began offering Trainings in Core Process Psychotherapy. She and Franklyn co-founded the Karuna Institute in 1984. Maura was a founding member of the Association for Accredited Psychospiritual Psychotherapists, and a co-ordinator of the Spiritual Emergency Network UK. Maura offers teachings and retreats internationally.

"Maura became involved in Buddhism in London in the early seventies. Her first seven years of Buddhist practice were in the Chan tradition. In the U.S.A. she studied Tibetan Buddhism as a Kum Nye student at the Nyingma Institute, Berkeley. She subsequently met Rina Sircar, a Theravadin teacher of the Burmese Forest tradition, and soon after met her teacher, Taungpulu Kaba Aye Sayadaw."[2]

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  1. Gaia House Teachers, organizational web page, accessed March 29, 2012.
  2. Karuna Institute Directors, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2012.