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Fall 2017— ongoing meditation offerings

Ongoing Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fall season begins September 5

Open Meditation

Nalanda Institute Lunchtime Open Meditation

Join Nalanda Institute faculty as they lead lunchtime sessions at Tibet House. Note recently added Monday schedule "Contemplative Practice as Social Practice."
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Ongoing Tuesday evenings. Fall season starts October 3.

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.

 

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fall 2017 — schedule

Ongoing Wednesday mornings starting September 20

Course / Open Meditation

Return to the Natural Mind

Course/open meditation inspired by the first teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha with Geri Loizzo
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September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Sustainable Happiness Course

Stop Surviving and Start Thriving:
The Foundations of Self-Healing and Contemplative Life

Course 1 in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Joe Loizzo

Atten in person or online via Live Streaming.

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October 1

Mindful Families Workshop

Attention, Empathy, and Creativity Skills for Children and their Families

Mindful Families workshop with Bart van Melik and Sonia Sequeira

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October 21

Contemplative Practice Workshop

Healing Anxiety and Depression with Self-Compassion: A Nalanda Institute Contemplative Practice Workshop

Contemplative Practice Workshop with Joe Loizzo and Megan Mook

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November 4

Sustainable Happiness Daylong Retreat

Turning Everyday Trauma into Self-Healing and Well-Being

Course 1 Retreat inthe 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols

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November 6, 13, 20, 27; December 6, 11

Sustainable Happiness Course

Encountering the Hero Within

Course 5 in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo

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December 9

Workshop

Transforming Everyday Trauma into Flow Through Imagery, Sound, and Breath-Work

Daylong workshop in contemplative healing with Joe Loizzo and MaryReilly Nichols

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December 16

Sustainable Happiness Daylong Retreat

Encountering the Hero Within Role-Modeling Imagery:
The Fast Track to Self-Transformation

Course 5 Retreat in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols

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Summer 2017 — Our 8th Annual Benefit

Friday, June 9!

Benefit Celebration

Empowering Humanity’s Mindful Leaders

Our annual benefit coincides with the launch of our latest book which is a manifesto on healing. Join us in this special celebration!
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Spring 2017 — Ongoing Meditation Offerings

Ongoing Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Open Meditation

Nalanda Institute Lunchtime Open Meditation

Join Nalanda Institute faculty as they lead Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime sessions at Tibet House.
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Ongoing Tuesday evenings. See link for exact Tuesday dates.

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.

 

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Ongoing starting January24th with a few exceptions

Open

Meditation/ Course

Weaving Full Potential: Exploring the 7-Fold Practice

Open meditation and course with Geri Loizzo

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Spring 2017 — Courses, Lectures, Workshops, Retreats

January 13

Yoga Psychology Lecture

Series

Self-transcendence in Advaita Vedanta

With Dr. Joe Loizzo

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January 23, 30; February 6, 13,
20, 27

Four-Year Program

Transforming the Mind: The Gradual Path of Wise Compassion

Course 4 in the Four-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo

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January 23, 30; February 6, 13

Lecture Series at the Rubin Museum

The Hero’s Path

A Transformational Lecture Series with Dr. Miles Neale, co-presented by the
Rubin Museum of Art

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February 17

Yoga Psychology Lecture

Series

The Shiva Sutras and The Heart of Recognition

With Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Dr. Sonia Sequeira, and Dr. Joe Loizzo

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February 25

Contem-
plative
Psycho-therapy

Meditation: Tools for Awakening Courage, Faith, and Compassion

With Sharon Salzberg. A special program presented with the San Francisco Zen Center.

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March 5

Four-Year Program Retreat

Embodying Wise Compassion

Course 4: A day-long retreat with Dr. Joe Loizzo and Geri Loizzo

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March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10

Four-Year Program

Communing with One and All:
Embodying the Great Seal of Unconditional Love

Course 8 in the Four-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings

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March 10

Yoga Psychology Lecture

Series

The Ancient Tradition and Modern Application of Kundalini
Tantric Yoga

With Dr. Rachel McDermott

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April 15

Four-Year Program
Retreat

Communing with One and All:
Making All Well with Love’s Body of Light

Course 8 / day-long retreat with Dr. Pilar Jennings and Dr. Joe Loizzo

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April 22 – May 31

Mindful Leadership

Sustain Peak Performance Through Mindful Leadership: The New Competitive Advantage

Course with opening and closing retreats with Dr. Joe Loizzo and Elazar Aslan. In partnership with The Path.

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April 27

Social Justice

Contemplative Practice as Social Practice:
The Path to Inclusive Community

Panel discussion with Dr. Pilar Jennings, Helen Park and Geri Loizzo and moderated by
Dr. Joe Loizzo.

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May 7

Mindful Families Program

Attention, Empathy, and Creativity Skills for Children
and their Families

Mindful Families workshop with Bart van Melik and Dr. Sonia Sequeira

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Fall 2016

Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays

Open Meditation

Nalanda Institute Lunchtime Meditation

Join Nalanda Institute faculty as they lead Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime sessions at Tibet House.
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Ongoing Tuesday evenings

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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September 12, 19, 26; October 3, 10, 17

4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness

The Gradual Path to Freedom and Happiness

Course 3 in the Four-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo
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Ongoing
Tuesday mornings
beginning September 13

Open Meditation/ Course

Opening the Heart of Wisdom: Cultivating the Six Transcendences

Open meditation and course with Geri Loizzo
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October 7

Yoga Psychology Program

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Part of the Yoga Psychology lecture series. With Robert Thurman and Mary Reilly Nichols
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October 14–16

Mindful Business Retreat

Sustaining Peak Performance Through Mindful Leadership

Retreat with Elazar Aslan, Vance LaVelle and Joe Loizzo.

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October 22

Day-long Retreat

Gradual Learning and Life-Change: Mastering the Art of Insight Meditation

Retreat for Course 3 in the Four-Year Program. With Geri Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols
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October 24, 31; November 7, 14, 21, 28

4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness

The Bliss of Inner Fire: Tapping and Harnessing Pure Inspiration

Course 7 in the Four-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Pilar Jennings.
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October 30

Mindful Families Workshop

Attention, Empathy, and Creativity Skills for Children and their Families

A special families workshop with Bart van Melik and Sonia Sequeira
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November 4

Yoga Psychology Program

Mind/Body Integration and Healing

Part of the Yoga Psychology lecture series. With Mariana Caplan
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December 17

Day-long Retreat

Living the Bliss of Inner Fire: Mergers, Seals, and Love’s Body of Light

Retreat for Course 7 in the Four-Year Program. With Pilar Jennings and Desirée Caban
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December 9

Yoga Psychology Program

The Upanishads and The Bhagavad Gita

Part of the Yoga Psychology lecture series. With Cyndi Lee and Mary Reilly Nichols
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December 10

Nalanda Institute

3rd Annual Gathering and Potluck Feast

Food, conversation, peace and love
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Elsewhere / winter 2016

December 6

Outside Conference

The Mindful Business Seminar

Joe Loizzo and Elazar Aslan present at this conference in partnership with The Conference Board.
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Late Spring / Summer 2016

April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16

Course 6 in the 4-Year Program

The Hero’s Journey: Creating Your Dream Life and Self

Course 6 in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings.
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April 15–17

4-Year Program final retreat

Integration and Completion

Final retreat in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Drs. Miles Neale and Emily Wolf. For those who have completed the 4-year Program in Sustainable Happiness (or others who meet the pre-requisites). Retreat takes place at the Ananda Ashram.
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April 23

Yoga Retreat/ workshop

The Art of Highest Yoga Tantra: Embodying the Spirit and Light of Bliss

Day-long retreat/workshop with Dr. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols.
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May 21

Retreat

The Hero’s Journey: From Stress and Trauma to Bliss and Altruism

Day-long retreat for Course 6 in the 4-year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings and Desirée Caban. Open to all.
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June 1, 8, 15, 22

Course/
Dialogue

The Courage to Change: Timeless Wisdom for the Modern Age

A four-part course presented in conjunction with the Hannah Arendt Center of Bard College. With Joe Loizzo and Roger Berkowitz.
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June 13

Our Annual Benefit

Sharing the Nectar of Universal Compassion with Special Guest Krishna Das!

Join us for a very special evening filled with stories and song. And a lovely Indian dinner.
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July 15–17

Online Conference

Radical Presence

Nalanda Institute is sponsoring an online conference presented by Embodied Philosopy. Speakers include Nalanda Institute's Joe Loizzo and Miles Neale among other. Learn more on the Embodied Philosophy website.

August 3, 10

2-session Intro to Buddhism

Introduction to Buddhism: Individual Liberation and Social Transformation

With Miles Neale, co-presented by the Rubin Museum of Art
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Ongoing

Open Meditation

Nalanda Institute Lunchtime Meditation

Join Nalanda Institute faculty as they lead Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime sessions at Tibet House.
Learn more

March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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Winter / Early Spring 2016

January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8

Course 2
in the 4-Year Program

Finding Your Inner Therapist

Class two in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo.
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Weekdays starting January 5 (no offerings May3, 5)

Open Meditation

Nalanda Institute Lunchtime Meditation

Join Nalanda Institute faculty as they lead Tuesday and Thursday lunchtime sessions at Tibet House.
Learn more

January 12 – May 10 (with some exceptions)

Open Meditation/

Course

Tuesday Morning Course/Open Meditation

Why Compassion? Discovering the Powerful Art of Kindness. Ongoing course/ meditation hybrid with Geri Loizzo.
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January 22

Special event:
lecture/ dialogue

Why Tantra? Towards a Neuroscience of Global Consciousness

A special meditation/neuroscience dialogue with Dr. Joe Loizzo and Dr. Sonia Sequeira
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January 23

Special event:

workshop/

retreat

In the Temple of Light: Seeing Yourself Become Bhairava

An Intensive Workshop with Dr. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols
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February 6 – March 26

Meditation Course

Basic Meditation Practice: 8-Week Program in Contemplative Self-Healing

Introduction to basic meditation practices, healing insights, and contemplative life skills, integrating Indo-Tibetan mind science, current neuroscience, and contemplative psychotherapy. With psychotherapist Aaron Lauber.
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February 13

Retreat

Freeing Insight: The Art of Self-Inquiry

Day-long retreat for class two in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols. Open to all.
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February 28

Mindful Families workshops

Attention, Empathy, and Creativity Skills for Children and their Families

2 age-specific workshops in the Mindful Families Program with Bart van Melik and Sonia Sequeira
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February 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4

Course 8 in the 4-Year Program

Embodying Pure Passion

Course 8 in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Miles Neale. This is the final course in the 4-year Program in Sustainable Happiness.
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March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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March 12

Yoga Retreat/ workshop

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Engineering the Bliss of Freedom

Workshop with Mary Reilly Nichols and Marlie McGovern
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Postponed

Mindful Business Retreat

Mindfulness for Leadership Effectiveness

Retreat for mindful leadership with Joe Loizzo, Elazar Aslan and Vance LaVelle

 

Fall 2015

September 8, October 6, December 1, 22

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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September

9, 16, 23, 30; October 9, 14

Course 1
in the 4-Year Program

Grounds for Contemplative Life

Class one in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo.
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September 22 –
December 15

Open Meditation/

Course

Tuesday Morning Course / Open Meditation

Freedom and Happiness Through Traveling the Gradual Path: The Art of Insight Meditation. Ongoing course/ meditation hybrid with Geri Loizzo.
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September 28; October 12, 19, 26;

November 2, 13

Course 5
in the 4-Year Program

Encountering the Hero Within

Class five in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings.
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October 4

Mindful
Families Workshop

Mindful Families Program: Workshops

Attention, Empathy, and Creativity Skills for Children and their Families. 2 workshops

with Mindful Families faculty Bart van Melik and Sonia Sequeira.
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October 24

Retreat

Deep Mindfulness, Breaking the Cycle of Stress and Trauma

Retreat for class one in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Geri Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols.
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November
2, 9, 16, 23

Graduate Seminar

From Shadow to Light: The Fierce Brilliance of Yamantaka

A graduate seminar for those who have completed the 4-year Program in Sustainable Happiness (or others who meet the pre-requisites). With Dr. Joe Loizzo.
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November
9, 16, 23, 30;
December 7, 11

Course 7
in the 4-Year Program

Channeling Inner Fire

Class seven in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Miles Neale.
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November 14

Retreat

Mentor-Bonding: Mastering the Union of Blissful Openness

Retreat for class five in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings and Desiree Caban. Open to all.
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December 2, 9, 16

Yoga and Meditation

Unwind and Find Joy for the Holidays

Yoga and Meditation with Senior Yoga Faculty Mary Reilly Nichols
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December 12

Retreat

Tapping the Bliss Network: Neuroscience Meets the Yogic Subtle Body

Retreat for class seven in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Drs. Miles Neale. Joe Loizzo and Emily Wolf. Open to all.
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Spring 2015

January12, 19, 26; February 2

Graduate Seminar

Communing with One and All: Embodying the Great Seal,
Love’s Body of Light

A graduate seminar for those who have completed the 4-year Program in Sustainable Happiness (or others who meet the pre-reqs). With Dr. Joe Loizzo.
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Throughout the spring beginning January 13th (with some exceptions)

Open Meditation

Tuesday Morning Open Meditation

Turning Social Stress into Compassion. Ongoing course/ meditation hybrid with Geri Loizzo.
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January24

Workshops

Mindful Families Program: Workshops

Attention, Empathy, and Creativity Skills for Children and their Families. 2 workshops

with Mindful Families faculty Bart van Melik and program developer Geri Loizzo.
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January 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 2, 9

Course 6 in the 4-Year Program

The Hero’s Journey:  Consciously Recreating Your Dream Self and Life

Class six in the Four-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Miles Neale.
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February 13 & 14

Talk and Workshop/ Retreat

Communing with One and All (talk) and Innate Happiness Retreat (workshop/retreat)

An evening lecture and day-long retreat with Nalanda faculty, Geri Loizzo and Dr. Joe Loizzo
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Through July 28

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Introduction to Meditation

Open meditation with Nalanda faculty at Tibet House. All levels welcome, no registration needed.
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March 14

Retreat

The Hero’s Journey: From Call to Adventure to Return with Elixir

Retreat for Class Six in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Miles Neale. Open to all.
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March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4

Course 4 in the 4-Year Program

Transforming the Mind: The Gradual Path of Wise Compassion

Class Four in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings.
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April 9–12

Mindful Business:

Leadership Retreat

Mindfulness for Leadership Excellence

A retreat to foster leadership excellence with Elazar Aslan, Marina Illich and Joe Loizzo. At the Menla Mountain Retreat & Conference Center.
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April 11

Yoga Workshop

Workshop in Yoga Psychology

A full day workshop/retreat with a mix of physical practice and spiritual experience.With Mary Reilly Nichols.
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May 10

Retreat

Clearing the Mind for Social Engagement

Retreat for Class Four in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings. Open to all.
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Fall 2014

September 2, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 28; November 18, 25; December 2, 16

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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September 8, 15, 22, 29; October 6, 20

Course 5 in the 4-Year Program

Role-Modeling Imagery: The Fast Track to Self-Transformation

Class 5 in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness with Assistant Director, Dr. Miles Neale.
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Wednesday, October 8

Lecture

Life and Learning in the World's First University

Lecture by Mary Stewart with Nalanda's founder and director, Joe Loizzo
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Tuesdays beginning September 16

Open Meditation

Tuesday Morning Open Meditation:
Exploring Mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths

Drop-in open meditation and course with Geri Loizzo
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October 15, 29; December 3, 17

Graduate Seminar

Embodying Your Spiritual Family Tree:
Heart Teachings on the Path to Bliss-Void Integration

Graduate Seminar in Sustainable Happiness with Nalanda's founder and director, Dr. Joe Loizzo.
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October 27; November 10, 17, 24; December 8, 15

Course 3 in the 4-Year Program

The Gradual Path to Wellbeing, Altruism and Inspiration

Class 3 in the 4-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with Dr. Pilar Jennings
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November 1

Retreat

Evoking the Healing Mother:
Stress-protection and Self-healing Visualization

Day-long retreat following Class 5 of the 4-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with
Drs. Joe Loizzo, Miles Neale and Emily Wolf.
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November 6

Lecture

Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind

A special evening with New York Times best-selling author Dr. Richard Davdison co-sponsored by the Rubin Museum of Art exploring the impact of contemplative practices on the brain and overall well-being.
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December 4

Lecture

Everyday Trauma: Converting Adversity to Advantage in
Buddhism and Psychotherapy

The Nalanda Institute hosts renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein, who will
share the inspiration behind his most recent book “The Trauma of Everyday Life”.
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December 13

Workshop

 

Workshop in Yoga Psychology

With Mary Reilly Nichols. A full day workshop/retreat with a mix of physical practice and spiritual experience.
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December 13

Winter Gathering

 

A Winter Potluck Gathering

The Nalanda community gathers together for an informal Potluck dinner. Join us in this winter celebration.
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December 20

Retreat

Gradual Learning and Life-Change: Mastering the Art of Insight Meditation

Day-long retreat following Class 3 of the 4-Year Program of Sustainable Happiness with
Dr. Pilar Jennings.
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Spring 2014

January 7, 14, 21; February 4, 18; March 4; April 8; May 6

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26

Course 2 in the 4-year program

Foundations of Dharma: Contemplative Psychology

The second course in Nalanda's 4-Year Program focuses on the foundations of Buddhist teachings and psychology. This course is taught byPilar Jennings.
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January 27; February 3, ,10, 17, 24; March 3, 10

Course 4 in the 4-year program

Mind Training: Art of Stress Resilience and Social-Transformation

The psychology of compassion is explored to transform difficult life circumstances and threatening social interactions into opportunities for healing and growth. Taught by Miles Neale.

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January 28 – May27 with some exceptions

Meditation / Course hybrid

Tuesday Morning Meditation / The Hero's Journey

This Tuesday morning series offers open meditation sessions where dharma discussions evolve and build upon the semester's stated topics. Taught by Geri Loizzo and held at the Nalanda Institute.

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March 1

Retreat for Course 2

The Healing Insights of Buddhist Psychology

This day-long retreat will offer extensive meditation practice focused on the Buddhist teaching of mind and its impact on the body, feelings, relationship to self and other, and our capacity for living with a sense of ease and basic wellness. With Pilar Jennings

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March 8, April 5, May 24, June 14

Special Yoga Psychology Series

Four Saturdays in Spring: The Gradual Path of Yoga Psychology

A four-part, practice-based series providing a comprehensive overview of the yogic canon, with all its spiritual wisdom and arts. With Mary Reilly Nichols.

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March 15

Retreat for Course 4

Training the Mind for Pro-Social Engagement

This retreat will focus on the psychology of compassion contained in the ancient Indo-Tibetan text Seven Point Mind Training and the heart-opening meditation of giving-and-taking. With Miles Neale.

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March 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28

Course 8 in the 4-year program

Communing with One and All: Embodying the Great Seal of Unconditional Love

This final class in the Nalanda Institute Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness explores the most refined arts of contemplative healing and transformation developed in India and preserved in Tibet. Taught by Joe Loizzo.
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May 9–11

Retreat for the final class of the 4-year program. (open to all)

Communing with One and All: Making all Well With Love's Body of Light

This final retreat in the Nalanda Institute Four Year Program immerses participants in the blissful art of communing with life that is the culmination of the whole gradual path of contemplative healing preserved in India and Tibet. With Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols.

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May 30 and 31

Panel and Workshop in the Mindful Business Program

The Way of Mindful Business: From Surviving to Thriving

A Friday evening panel and Saturdayworkshop on developing a Buddhist approach to mindfulness and intelligence at work.
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June 1

Workshop in the Mindful Families Program

To Medicate or Meditate?
A Workshop on Mindful Alternatives for Children and their Families

Workshop for children and their families teaches alternative skills such as mindfulness, emotional regulation, Tai Chi, heroic imagery, yoga chanting and breathing techniques.

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fall 2013

September 10, 17; November 12, 26; December 10; 17;

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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September 16, 23, 30;

Open Center course

Sustainable Happiness: A Practical Buddhist Path to Well-being

This class introduces a system of contemplative living called the "Gradual Path," which evolved at Nalanda, an ancient Buddhist learning center in India, and was preserved in Tibet. The course explores basic tools: Deep Mindfulness, Mind Clearing, Role-Modeling and Sublimation. This is an Open Center course taught by Dr. Joe Loizzo.

Please visit the Open Center for details.

September 16, 23, 30; October 7, 21, 25

Course 3,
4-Year Program

The Gradual Path to Contemplative Living: Well-being, Altruism and Inspiration

Course 3 in our Four-Year Program further explores the gradual path (Lam Rim) and includes Jewel Tree visualizations and discussion of essential topics including guru, refuge, renunciation, compassion, wisdom, and tantra). With Dr. Miles Neale.
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September 17 – December 17

Course/ Meditation Hybrid

Freedom and Happiness Through Traveling the Gradual Path:
The Art of Insight Meditation

A series of open meditation meetings where a theme is explored over the semester's duration. Tuesday mornings. Open to all. Drop-ins welcome. With Geri Loizzo.
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October 4 & 5

Panel & Workshop

To Medicate or Meditate?

Panel and Workshop on Alternatives for Children and their Families. Information and practical techniques as an alternative to medication for children with developmental differences and learning challenges. With Nalanda Director Joe Loizzo, child psychology faculty Shaun Nanavati and guests.
Learn more

October 11

Lecture

Hardwiring Happiness

A special Nalanda Neuropsychology Lecture. The confluence of brain science and Buddhist contemplative practice is explored in this lecture with visiting faculty Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
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October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11

Course 1, 4-Year Program

Foundations of Dharma, Self-Healing and Contemplative Life

This first class in our Four-Year Program covers the foundations of self and relational healing in the Buddhist tradition. With Dr. Pilar Jennings.
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October 26

Retreat

 

Contemplative Toolkit: Essential Skills for Lifelong Learning

A Saturdayretreat to mark the completion of the 3rd class in the 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness. Retreat is open to all. With Dr. Miles Neale and Dr. Emily Wolf.
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October 28 – December 13

Course 7, 4-year Program

The Bliss of Inner Fire: Tapping and Harnessing Pure Inspiration

Students explore the art of sublimation—turning stress into bliss via theoryand practice of ancient contemplative methods. With Dr. Joe Loizzo.
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October 28 – December 2

Co-

sponsored Course w/ IDP

Accelerating the Heroine's Journey: The Art and Science of Visualization

An exploration of ancient visualization tools used to accelerate human development and actualize the hero’s journey of awakening for the benefit of all. With Dr. Miles Neale and Ethan Nichtern.
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November
22 & 23

Lecture & Retreat

Happiness Festival Part 2: The Psychology of Sustainable Happiness:
Psychotherapy and Buddhism

With Joe Loizzo, Miles Neale, Pilar Jennings and Shaun Nanavati. Our postponed Sustainable Happiness event will be rescheduled some time this fall.
Learn more

December 14

Retreat

Living the Bliss of Inner Fire: Mergers, Seals, and Love's Body of Light

A day-long retreat as the culmination of the 7th course in Nalanda's 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness. Open to all. With Dr. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols
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December 15

Retreat

The Healing Practice of Mindfulness in Psyche and Spirit

A day-long retreat as the culmination of the 1st course in Nalanda's 4-Year Program in Sustainable Happiness. Open to all. Dr. Pilar Jennings.
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summer 2013

July 12-13

Weekend Workshop

Tibet's Time-Machine Science and the Activism of Global Happiness

A weekend workshop with Joe and Geri Loizzo introduces the futuristic science and contemplative activism of the Kalachakra Tantra. Co-sponsored by IDP.
Learn more

spring 2013

January 7, 14, 28, February 4, 11; and Friday, February 15

Course

Contemplative Psychology: The Art and Science of Self-Healing

In this, the second class of Nalanda's Four Year Program, Contemplative Psychologyand its theories and practices of self-healing will be explored. Taught by Dr. Miles Neale.
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Ongoing starting January 8th through June 11 (resuming in Fall 2013)

Open Meditation

Tuesday Morning Open Meditation

Join us Tuesday mornings to explore ways to bring awareness to dailylife through mindfulness meditation. Along with meditation, essentials of practice, theory, and application are discussed.
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January11, 12; February 8, 9

Talks &

Retreats

The Nalanda Happiness Festival

Evening talks and 2 day-long retreats to explore the tenets of Sustainable Happiness in our contmeporary world. With 6 of our faculty members.
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Ongoing starting January 29th through June 25 (resuming Fall 2013)

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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February 16

Retreat

Selfless Integration: Arts of Transforming Mind and Brain

A retreat for the Contemplative Psychology course. Open to both attendees and the general public. With Dr. Miles Neale, Dr. Emily Wolf and Shaun Nanavat PhD (cand.)
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March 4–April 8

Co-sponsored course with IDP

Spiritual Awakening NOT Spiritual Bypassing: Transcending Confusion Without Avoiding Your Life

A course focusing on living life with integrityand wakefulness in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. With Dr. Miles Neale, Sashi Ethan Nictern and Dr. Jeffrey Rubin.
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March 8–9

Talk &

Retreat

Healing Intimacy: Home for Sustainable Happiness in the Wild World

Healing stress and growing stronger in our relationships. With Geri and Joe Loizzo
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March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6

Course

The Hero's Journey: Creating Your Dream Self and Life

The sixth class in Nalanda's Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness takes the art of transformative imagery into the fabric of our daily lives. Taught by Dr. Joe Loizzo.
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March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6

Course

Basic Meditation Practice and Theory

Introductory course on developing a basic meditation practice in the context of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist theory and current mind/body research and therapy with Dr. Emily J. Wolf
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April 19–20

Talk &

Workshop

Changing Your Job Without Leaving It: The Nalanda Approach to Sustainable Livelihood

A Buddhist approach to work is explore in a talk and full day workshop with Dr. Joe Loizzo and Elazar Aslan
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May 10-12

Retreat

Sustainable Happiness: The Hero's Journey from Stress and Trauma to Blissful Altruism

A special retreat at Menla Mountain House to review the four horizons of the gradual path to sustainable happiness preserved within the Nalanda tradition. With Dr. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols
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fall 2012

September 4; October 23; November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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October 2 – December 18

Open Meditation

Tuesday Morning Open Meditation

Join us Tuesday mornings to explore ways to bring awareness to dailylife through mindfulness meditation. Along with meditation, essentials of practice, theory, and application are discussed.
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September 10-October 22

4-year Program Course: Year 1

The Foundations of Self-Healing & Contemplative Life

The first course in Nalanda's Four-year program in Sustainable Happiness taught by Dr. Miles Neale covers the basics of self-healing in the Buddhist tradition. (associated retreat below)
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October 27

One-day retreat

Breaking Free: Inner and Outer Methods of Self-Healing

An experiential workshop focusing on the inner and outer methods of self-healing and life-change with Drs. Miles Neale and Emily Wolf.
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September 15–October 13; September 20–October 11

Course

Using Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Intensive, small-group
experiential training for mental health professionals

This course is designed to enable clinicians to flexibly and gradually integrate precise mindfulness training into mental health treatment in a way that is suited for each client's condition and capacities. Taught by Michael Rogan.
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October 29 – December 3

Course

Lojong: The Mahayana Approach to Transforming Attitude, Relationships and Society

Following the framework of the classic twelfth century text Seven Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101-1175) this six-class series will explore the essential theories and practices of the Mahayana tradition through the lenses of comparative philosophy, social theory, depth psychotherapy, and interpersonal neurobiology.
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October 29 – December 3

Course

Basic Meditation: Practice and Theory

Introductory course on developing a basic meditation practice in the context of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist theory and current mind/body research and therapy with Dr. Emily J. Wolf
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October 29 – December 14

4-year Program Course: Year 3

Role-Modeling Imagery: The Fast Track to Self-Transformation

This class introduces the art of role-modeling in the Nalanda tradition, the most effective way of developing our innate genius for altruistic engagement with all life and the earth we share. With Dr. Joe Loizzo. (associated retreat below)
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December 15

One-day retreat

Role-Modeling Heroic Vision and Inspiration

This Saturday retreat explores the transformational art of role-modeling in the Tibetan Buddhist and Kashmiri Shaivite traditions. With Dr. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols.
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spring/summer 2012 (reverse chronological order)

June 12, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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July 9, 16, 23, 30

Course

Using Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Intensive, small-group
experiential training for mental health professionals

This course is designed to enable clinicians to flexibly and gradually integrate precise mindfulness training into mental health treatment in a way that is suited for each client's condition and capacities. Taught by Michael Rogan.
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July 20–22

Retreat

Sustainable Happiness in the Nalanda Tradition: A Weekend Retreat

An abiding sense of wellbeing and contentment is possible for everyone. Join the core faculty of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science for a weekend retreat exploring the core scientific insights and mind/body strategies towards optimal health and healing as presented in Dr. Joe Loizzo's new book, Sustainable Happiness: Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration.
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May 26; June 2, 9, 16

Course

Using Mindfulness in Clinical Practice: Intensive, small-group
experiential training for mental health professionals

This course is designed to enable clinicians to flexibly and gradually integrate precise mindfulness training into mental health treatment in a way that is suited for each client's condition and capacities. Taught by Michael Rogan.
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May 23

One-time event

Clearing the Mind for Loving-Kindness:
The Art of Happiness in the Indian and Tibetan Traditions

This evening dialogue reunites two great streams Buddhist thought, the loving-kindness tradition taught by Sharon Salzberg and the mind-training tradition taught by Joe Loizzo.

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May 19

Retreat

Clearing the Mind for Social Engagement

This Saturday workshop retreat surveys the daily practice of clearing the mind, exploring the way the contemplative arts of the Seven Point Mind Training. With Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols.
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April 29

Affiliated one-time event

Spiritual Bypassing: When Practice Becomes Escape

Based on his clinical observations, Dr. Neale will discuss some of the most common ways that Dharma students and yogis avoid their inner conflicts in a common phenomenon known as spiritual bypassing. (at Go Yoga)

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April 16 – May7

Spring Course

The Four Noble Truths & Contemplative Psychology

Join Buddhist teacher Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Buddhist psychotherapist Dr. Miles Neale for an exploration of Buddhism's most fundamental teaching of the Four Noble Truths through the lenses of ancient philosophy & modern science.

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March 26 – May 14

Spring Course (and 4-year program course)

Clearing the Mind: The Gradual Path of Self-Transformation

This fourth class in the Four-Year Program teaches the contemplative art and science of social-healing and self-transformation based on the practice of clearing the mind (lo-jong). With Joe Loizzo.

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March 24

Affiliated Lecture & discussion

Meditation Toolkit: Cultivating Wellbeing, Altruism, and Inspiration

Learn Nalanda's core meditation techniques of mindfulness, compassion and visualization. With Miles Neale at Pure Yoga West
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March 15, 22, 29

Spring Course

The Universe in an Atom: Higher Knowledge and Perception in Tibetan Buddhism. A Tribute to Professor Robert Thurman and the Dalai Lama

This course looks the perception of the universe via Professor Thurman's and the Dalai Lama's pioneering analyses, which include aspects of contemporary neuroscience, physics, and cosmology. Taught by Bill Bushell, PhD.

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March 9–11

One-time event

Retreat: Breaking Free - Emptiness, Karma and Ethics in Buddhism and Yoga

A weekend retreat that explores the relationship between a triad of essential spiritual topics of emptiness, karma, and ethics. With Dr. Miles Neale at the Interdependence Project.
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February 29

One-time event

Tibet's Time-Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness

A talk that introduces the futuristic science and contemplative activism of the Kalachakra Tantra. With Joe Loizzo.
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February 27, March 5, 12, 19

Course

Awakened Heart: The Tibetan Psychology of Compassion

A four-session course to explore the essential themes of the Tibetan Buddhist approach to awakening the heart of compassion. With Miles Neale.
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January 27–28

Event &

Workshop

Changing Your Job Without Leaving It

An evening talk and a full-day workshop focused on a Buddhist approach to work. With Joe Loizzo and Elazar Aslan.
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January 14, 2012

Affiliated Lecture & discussion

Meditation Toolkit: Cultivating Wellbeing, Altruism, and Inspiration

Learn Nalanda's core meditation techniques of mindfulness, compassion and visualization. With Miles Neale at Pure Yoga West
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Fall 2011

September 6, 13, October 4, 11, November 8, December 20

Open Meditation

Tuesday Evening Open Meditation

Introductory level, drop-in style, guided meditation, with lecture, discussion and group support. Emphasis is on the practical application of meditation to everyday life.
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September 12, 19, 26, October 3

Fall Course

Making Life Meaningful

Follow the Tibetan step-by-step approach of turning away from the dissatisfaction of compulsive living to find true meaning and purpose for your life. A 4-week course with Dr. Miles Neale
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September 23–25

Retreat

Retreat: Understanding Karma

A weekend retreat that explores the concept of Karma from Buddhist philosophical and Western psychological perspectives. With Dr. Miles Neale and Shashtri Ethan Nichtern at the Interdependence Project.
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October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28 and December 5

Fall Course, (and 4-year program course)

The Gradual Path to Freedom & Happiness:
The Theory and Practice of Insight Meditation

The third class in the Four Year Program is also open to everyone. Join Dr. Joe Loizzo in a course which explores the contemplative life as practiced in the Nalanda tradition
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October 15–22

Fall Retreat in Thailand

Gradual Path to Awakening: Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga and Psychotherapy

Week-long Buddhism and Yoga retreat on the island paradise of Koh Samui, Thailand, offers an opportunity to dive deeply into contemplative practices from authentic spiritual traditions.
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October 14–16

Workshop in Ithaca, NY

Sustainable Happiness: Wellbeing, Altruism and Inspiration
in the Nalanda Tradition

A weekend retreat led by Dr. Joe Loizzo at the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, NY.
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November 7,
14, 21, 28

Affiliated Course at IDP

Approaches to Buddhism and Psychology:
Intimate Dialogs with East/West Practitioners

Join Miles Neale along with Ethan Nichtern, Jeffrey Rubin, Koshin Paley Ellison and Jonathan Kaplan at the Interdependence Project as theyaddress issues on Buddhism and Psychology.
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November 13

Workshop

Mindfulness Meditation: Buddhist and Clinical Perspectives

A workshop at Pure YogaWest given by Dr. Miles Neale which examines mindfulness from both scientific and Buddhist perspectives.
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November 19

Affiliated Workshop

Mindfulness Meditation: Buddhist and Clinical Perspectives

A workshop at Go Yoga given by Dr. Miles Neale which examines mindfulness in both scientific and Buddhist perspectives.
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December 18

Day-long retreat

Gradual Learning and Life-Change: Mastering the Art of Insight Meditation

A day-long retreat to cap off the 3rd class of the 4-year program. And, it's open to one and all who would like to reflect on the gradual path and insight meditation. With Joe Loizzo and MaryReilly Nichols
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