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Embodying Your Heroic Self: Role-Modeling Imagery and Deep Transformation – Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | 7-9PM


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This fifth course in Nalanda Institute’s Sustainable Happiness Program 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).

6 Mondays, 7-9pm; September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7 & 14, 2019

TO ATTEND IN-PERSON: $25 to attend one class and $140 to attend all 6 Mondays
(Tibet House US members will receive 10% discount)

TO JOIN ONLINE: $7 per class and $40 to attend all 6 Monday classes. (There is no member discount)

RETREAT: Embodying Your Heroic Self: The Yoga of Mentor-Bonding and Bliss-Void Transformation
Joe Loizzo & Geri Loizzo

Date and venue for this retreat will be announced soon.

The retreat for Nalanda Institute’s Sustainable Happiness course 5, taught by Joe Loizzo and Geri Loizzo, explores the transformational practice of role-modeling blissful altruism in the Nalanda tradition. Known for their exotic arts of imagery and recitation, these potent methods rely on an intimate mentoring bond, the living crucible for all embodied learning. Unpacking the neurolinguistics of self-creation the tradition assumes, the instructors explore the transformational practice of imagery and affirmation based on the Healing Mother (Arya-Tara). Date & time to be announced.


Tibet House US Gallery
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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About the Presenter

Dr. Joe Loizzo

Joseph (Joe) Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and Columbia-trained Buddhist scholar with over thirty years' experience studying the beneficial effects of meditation on healing and learning. He is is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he researches and teaches mind/body health. He has taught science and religion, the scientific study of religious experience, and the Indo-Tibetan mind sciences at Columbia University, where he currently is adjunct Assistant Professor of Religion at the Columbia Center for Buddhist Studies.