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Embodying Your Heroic Self: Role-Modeling Imagery and Deep Transformation 

Course Five in the four-year Sustainable Happiness Program with Dr. Joe Loizzo

This course introduces the art of role-modeling in the Nalanda tradition: the fast track to embodying our innate genius for altruistic engagement with all life and the earth we share. By binding blissful openness to heroic imagery and affirmation, safe in the crucible of a close mentoring bond, this potent art sparks the healing alchemy we need to transform our traumatic self and world into a heroic self and world.

We begin by locating this art within the gradual path to sustainable happiness, reviewing the basic horizons of self-healing, compassion and radical openness that are assumed as vital prerequisites for its safe and optimal use. We then explore the distinctive logic and powerful method of this art, both in terms of Buddhist depth psychology and in terms of modern neuropsychology. Our practice together will introduce participants to the seven steps and four phases of mentor-bonding, based on the traditional Indo-Tibetan practice of the Healing Mentor (Bhaishajya-guru); and the Healing Mother (Arya-Tara).


This course will be available via live streaming

There are no prerequisites for this class, all are welcome.

Certificate-track students must meet prescribed requirements.

A culminating retreat, “Embodying Your Heroic Self: The Yoga of Mentor-Bonding and Bliss-Void Transformation” with 
Joe Loizzo and Geri Loizzo will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 1:30 to 5:30pm. This retreat will be open to all. Find out more about this retreat.

Faculty: Joe Loizzo

Dates: Monday evenings from 7–9pm. September 9, 16, 23, 30; October 7, 14.

Tuition (in person): $25 per session or $140 for all six classes.

Register (in person): Reserve your spot by registering today.

Tuition (live streaming): $7 per session or $40 for all six classes.

Register (live streaming): Register via Eventbrite. Registrants will receive live stream instructions, link and passwords in their order confirmation/email.

September 9, 2019 from 7:00 pm9:00 pm

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September 9, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Tibet House US
22 West 15th street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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