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Social-Emotional Kung Fu

 

This brief video introduces the art of mind-training, a powerful practice for clearing the mind of traumatic habits and stress instincts that act as magnets for social stress and then gradually realizing our full capacity for proactive engagement with others in our complex social lives.

(From the May 2012 retreat: Clearing the Mind for Social Engagement. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols)

To explore further:

Guided Audio Meditations:

Building Compassion: Reversing the Flow of Give and Take

Information about this meditation and many more can be found here.

Archived Course:

Clearing the Mind: The Gradual Path of Self-Transformation

Reading:

Sustainable Happiness, Chapter 4

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Series Two: Nalanda Happiness Festival

The Evolutionary Hangover (1)

This brief video sketches a modern evolutionary backstory for the human condition of struggle between archaic self-protective instincts and disarming social potential, and offers a more optimistic take on Freud's dim view of... View video

A Lesson in Non-Duality (2)

This brief video offers a current vision of the socially engaged Buddhist teaching that inspired the ancient University of Nalanda—the teaching that a Buddha's blissful freedom of mind is not far off in some heavenly realm but...View video

Transcending Trauma (3)

This brief video explains why we must disarm the second key factor besides stress that locks us into the cycle of mindless suffering: the traumatized sense of self and life we build by clinging to micro-traumas that make our ...View video

Meditation on Interconnectivity (4)

This brief video illustrates how we must break out of our childish shell of self-enclosure if we are ever to face and embrace the seamless web of interconnection with all life and all things that is the living, breathing ...View video

Becoming a Global Community (5)

This brief video reviews the neuropsychology of empathic bonding at work in love and parenting, and shares the radically positive vision of the Nalanda tradition that this basic human capacity--the living jewel of our ....View video

The Progression of History (6)

This brief video challenges the reigning pessimism about human nature and our global future by sharing the radically utopian vision of Nalanda's Time-Machine (Kalachakra) prophecy, that human consciousness....View video

Series One: Sustainable Happiness

You Become What You Focus On

This brief video describes what current neuroscience has taught us about how mindfulness and other contemplative practices help us gradually reshape our minds, brains and lives. View video

A Lesson in Mindfulness

This brief video lays out three simple steps that can help us break free of the cycle of stress and trauma and put our lives on a path towards lasting wellbeing, compassion and happiness. View video

Boundless Emotions

This brief video describes the powerful healing and mobilizing effect of positive social emotions like love, compassion, joy and equanimity, called boundless because of their natural ability to free us of bonds of stress and... View video

Social-Emotional Kung Fu

This brief video introduces the art of mind-training, a powerful practice for clearing the mind of traumatic habits and stress instincts that act as magnets for social stress and then gradually realizing our full capacity for proactive... View video

False Sense of Self

This brief video describes the science of contemplative self-analysis that helps us expose and dismantle the traumatic sense of self that keeps us locked in the grips of mindless, worst case reactivity. View video

Dreamlike Aftermath Wisdom

This brief video describes the science of contemplative self-analysis that helps us expose and dismantle the traumatic sense of self that keeps us locked in the grips of mindless, worst case reactivity. View video

Ascendence + Transcendence

This brief video unpacks the way the dreamlike art of compassion and the wisdom of radical open mindedness born of contemplative self-analysis together provide the raw material for a more enlightened, proactive self, ready, willing... View video

Heroic Acts and Altruism

This brief video introduces the emotional calculus of enlightened self-interest behind the spirit of heroic altruism advocated by so many of our great contemplative traditions. View video

Taking Refuge

This brief video introduces the Nalanda approach to contemplative science developed in ancient India and preserved in Tibet, designed to make the most powerful tools of contemplative living accessible to active people... View video

Take the Monastery with You

This brief video unpacks the way role-modeling imagery and affirmation speeds the work of contemplative self-transformation, much like psychotherapy and online learning, by allowing us to download and import templates for wiser... View video