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The Gradual Path to Freedom and Happiness:

Awakening Your Wise Mind, Warm Heart and Inner Altruist Through Insight Meditation

Course Three in the four-year Sustainable Happiness Program with Dr. Pilar Jennings

This third course in the Nalanda Institute Sustainable Happiness Program covers everything you need to know about contemplative living, a step at a time, gradually unpacking the insights of self-healing, social engagement, and heroic altruism together with the practices of mindfulness, compassion and role-modeling imagery that foster them. Taught by contemplative psychotherapist and celebrated author Dr. Pilar Jennings, the course surveys the lifelong journey of contemplative healing and transformation at the heart of the Nalanda tradition preserved in Tibet. This world-class system of learning, reflection, and practice, designed to sustain contemplative life in the busy world, maps our journey from surviving to thriving in ways that empower us to make tangible progress through step-by-step insight and life-change.

Class 1: Building a Meditation Practice
Class 2: Precious Human Life – The Truth of Impermanence
Class 3: Working Toward Peace of Mind
Class 4: Cultivating Bodhichitta – Enlightenment Mind
Class 5: Caring for Self while Holding it Lightly
Class 6: The Skillful Means for an Open Heart


This course will be available via LiveStream

This course is open to all, whether or not you’ve taken a prior Sustainable Happiness course. Certificate-track students must meet prescribed requirements.

A day-long retreat is scheduled at the end of the course on December 8th which may be taken separately. Find out more about the retreat.

Faculty: Dr. Pilar Jennings

Dates: Monday evenings. October 29; November 5, 12, 19, 26; and December 3

Tuition (in person): $25 per session or $135 for all six classes (includes LiveStream).

Registration (in person): Reserve your spot and register via Eventbrite (or pay at the door)

Location: Tibet House US, 22 West 15th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

Tuition (LiveStream only): $10 per session or $55 for all six classes.

Registration (LiveStream only): Register via Eventbrite

LiveStream Details: For those who pre-register, LiveStream information (links and passwords) will be included with your confirmation. For those attending and paying in person, who would like to view the video later, be sure to sign up during class to receive LiveStream information. For all, links will expire on December 15.

October 29, 2018 from 7:00 pm9:00 pm

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October 29, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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22 West 15th street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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