Course 8: sustainable Happiness, Spring 2017
Communing with One and All:
Embodying the Great Seal of Unconditional Love
Final course in the Four-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness
with Dr. Pilar Jennings
As we and our world become interconnected 24/7, is it humanly possible to take it all in and keep responding with mindful integrity and love? Fortunately, modern science tells us we all have what it takes to support the whole spectrum of empathy and compassion, from the deepest intimacy to global community. Current research on meditation and neural integration shows that the capacity for higher self-regulation—turning dinosaur fragmentation into genius synergy—is not restricted to the chosen few, as ancient alchemists and modern therapists both assumed. We all can learn to harness the primal energy and chemistry of the nervous system, love, and care, to inspire and realize an all-loving self and life naturally available to us.
This final course explores the most refined arts of contemplative healing and transformation developed in India and preserved in Tibet. Once we've envisioned a heroic dream self and life, tapped into our neural network of bliss, and tasted the innate wisdom of ecstatic openness, we're finally ready to start upgrading our human body and mind into the perfect instrument of inspiration and clarity we need to commune with our loved ones and all life unconditionally.
Practically, this class teaches the fine art of dissolving and transforming our mind-body process into a spirit-form of pure passion and a cosmic mind of bliss-openness, based on the role-modeling practice of the Time Machine Mother-Father (Kalachakra). Participants will learn how the deep visceral states of wellbeing unlocked by this art are harnessed to unlearn traumatic habits, disarm reactive instincts, and commune freely and creatively with others and the world we share.
Prerequisites: some familiarity with mindfulness, loving-kindness, yoga, and/or an openness to the path of self-healing and self-transformation. This class is open to all who meet the prerequisites, whether or not you’ve taken previous Four-Year Program courses.
A weekend retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Details may be found here
Instructor: Pilar Jennings
Schedule: Monday evenings from 7–9pm
Course Dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10 (Separate retreat April 15)
Location: Tibet House US, 22 West 15th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
Tuition: $25 per session
Registration: Registration is through Tibet House
Study-at-Home: If you are unable to attend the class, our online learning option is available to give you access to all class recordings. We ask for a donation of $50 to $100 for each current semester-long course. You may make a study-at-home donation by following this link.