Nalanda Institute’s 8th Annual Benefit

Join us as we launch our new book, Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy, with an evening of global visioning, festive dining, and inspiring music—and help us usher in this exciting new field with the power to heal our age-old instinct for fragmentation!


Empowering Humanity’s Mindful Healers

Friday, June 9th, 2017
from 6:00–10:00 pm

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street

The Book

Advances in Contemplative Psychotherapy:
Accelerating Healing and Transformation

Routledge, May, 2017
Edited by Drs. Joe Loizzo, Miles Neale, and Emily Wolf
More about the book:


Geri Loizzo
Director of Programming, Nalanda Institute

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder and Director, Nalanda Institute

Miles Neale, Psy.D.
Assistant Director, Nalanda Institute

Emily J. Wolf, Ph.D.
Director, Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy


Professor Bob and Nena Thurman
Founders, Tibet House US and Menla Mountain Retreat

Nalanda Institute Graduates


Global Visioning Panel and Dialogue

With panel members:

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Miles Neale, Psy.D.

Emily J. Wolf, Ph.D.

Pilar Jennings, Ph.D.
Nalanda Institute Core Faculty

Koncha Pinós-Pey, Ph.D.
Director, Nalanda Institute Certificate Program, Barcelona

Music and dinner

Bliss-stirring sitar and bansuri flute music
Anjana Roy and Sundar Das

Sumptuous Indian Dinner to follow



Benefit ticket: $250
Ticket and book: $275*
Students ticket: $125
Student ticket and book: $150*

*Book offered here is 50% off!


4 benefit tickets & 4 books

SPONSOR: $2500
A sponsor table of 8 benefit tickets, 8 books, and access to Dr. Loizzo's upcoming four-week online conference, The Next Wave: The Art and Science of Contemplative Healing, co-hosted with Embodied Philosophy.

CO-CHAIR: $5000
A co-chair table of 10 benefit tickets, 10 books, and access to the video of all six sessions of our Yoga, Mind & Spirit Lecture Series.

$10,000 and above

A hero/heroine table of 10 benefit tickets, 10 books, access to video of all six sessions of Dr. Neale's Compassion Training Course or Dr. Loizzo's Role-Modeling Imagery Course, and a four-course Sicilian feast for six, home-cooked by Joe and Geri Loizzo.


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