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The Gradual Path of Bliss-Void Practice Retreat – Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD, and Scott Tusa | 10AM-5PM


10:00 am

A Sustainable Happiness Community Retreat with Joe Loizzo, MD, PhD and Scott Tusa

The Nalanda Institute Sustainable Happiness Program (SHP) transplants the genetic code of contemplative living from the Nalanda Tradition—encoded in the seminal teachings of the gradual path—into the matrix of our modern science, psychology, and way of life.

Since lifelong learning and community are the life-blood of our journey on that path, this retreat offers a rare opportunity to dive into practice in an atmosphere of clear awareness, deep reflection, and loving commitment.

The retreat revolves around the most central of concise practice texts distilling the great Tibetan master Tsong Khapa’s (1357-1419) synthesis of the gradual path, the classic Mentor Bonding composed by Panchen Losang Chokyi Gyaltsan (1570-1662). It moves gradually through the text as an integrative practice script (sadhana), unpacking the tradition observed by the Dalai Lama and his tutors of making Mentor-Bonding the backbone of an integrated lifelong practice of all three vehicles of contemplative transformation. Join us!

This retreat is open to all…there are no prerequisites.

Saturday, May 19; 10AM-5PM
Registration – General:$80/Members:$72    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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

About the Presenters

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.

Scott Tusa

Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Ordained by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time engaged in solitary meditation retreat and study in the United States, India, and Nepal. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology nationally and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained in Buddhist philosophy and meditation with some of the greatest living masters since his early twenties, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche. For more information please visit:  https://scotttusa.com