4-week series on Sundays; 6-8pm EST | September 12, 19, 26 & October 3
Registration: $205 (single session registration option is not available)
What was the Buddha’s way of thinking? Why was it so revolutionary that it turned the world upside down? Why does it continue to be influential? What would the Buddha want us to take from his teachings into our own way of life and practice? This four-week series will systematically examine the thinking of the Buddha in lecture format. In every class we will also do meditations together that go hand-in-hand with the teachings, so that we can transform our own way of thinking. You will receive meditations and practices to do during the week to help you align with the Buddha’s powerful message. This is a great class for both beginners and advanced students. It is taught by Elizabeth Pyjov, a serious practitioner herself, who just finished an MTS in Buddhist Studies at Harvard Divinity School. Look forward to this exploration together.
Elizabeth Pyjov, JD, MTS studied the neuroscience, philosophy, and pedagogy of compassion at Stanford Medical School with the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She has taught compassion meditatioon at Stanford University, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Mt. Sinai Medical School, NYU Medical School, Deutsche Bank, Novartis, Warby Parker, Tibet House US, the Rubin Museum, Horace Mann, and the Harvard Club of New York. Elizabeth graduated from magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Romance Languages and Literatures and the Classics. She finished a joint degree at Harvard Law School (J..D.) and Harvard Divinity School (MTS, Buddhist Studies) in 2020. In the past, Elizabeth has worked for Global Justice, the NY Attorney General’s Office, and Click Therapeutics in New York City; for Italian television at RAI International in Rome; the United Nations in Geneva; and at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) in Palo Alto, CA. She has worked or studied in Argentina, Italy, France, Peru, Switzerland, Russia, and Spain. Her international experience has led her to understand that among those of different traditions, customs, and religions, people find happiness in many of the same ways. They want to be healthy, do meaningful work, and be close to loved ones—and what brings joy is kindness, a caring attitude, and compassion. She is delighted to be teaching compassion in New York City. Please reach out to her anytime at [email protected].