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Becoming Your Own Therapist:
Contemplative Psychology for Everyday Life
Course Two in the four-year Sustainable Happiness Program with Miles Neale
Mind is the single most crucial variable in determining the quality of our experience, either happiness or suffering, and yet our modern institutions have largely failed to prepare us for how to live a contented life. The second course of Nalanda Institute’s four-year Sustainable Happiness Program — our “College for Contemplative Living” — empowers you to become your own therapist with insights and skills drawn from both ancient Buddhist psychology as well as current developments in interpersonal neurobiology. Explore how the mind, brain and nervous system function to create states of distress and ease; the relationship between karma and trauma; the nature of perception and self-construction; and how to cultivate insight, emotional balance and neural integration.
As for practice, the course places mindfulness meditation back into its traditional Buddhist context and guides you through the gradual, five-step methodology outlined in the ancient Nalanda tradition: positive motivation, analytic reflection, focused contemplation, discursive learning, and practical application. When mindfulness is combined with self-analysis, ethics, deep-breathing and loving-kindness, you’ll have a comprehensive toolkit designed for self-healing, liberating insight and life-change.
All levels welcome, even if you have not taken the first course. This course is open on a drop-in basis. Certificate-track students must meet prescribed requirements.
A day-long retreat is scheduled at the end of the course on April 14th which may be taken separately. Find out more about the retreat.
Faculty: Miles Neale, PsyD
Dates: Monday evenings. March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9 from 7–9pm EST
Attend in-person at Tibet House US
Tuition: $25 per session or $135 for all six classes.
Registration, in person: Register here or pay at the door.
Location: Tibet House US, 22 West 15th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
Please note: audio files of our courses will no longer be included as part of the course registration.
Attend via Livestream
Tuition: $7 per session or $40 for all 6 classes (registration allows you to view each class in real time and provides access to the video for 1 week after the live event)
Registration, Livestream: Register here.
April 9 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2018