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Clearing The Mind: The Gradual Path Of Self-Transformation

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Dr. Joe Loizzo 
Talk & Discussion 
Tibet House US Gallery 
Monday, March 26, 2012 At 07:00 PM  
General:$25/Members:$22.50 | Series: $180/$160 
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Clearing the Mind: The Gradual Path of Self-Transformation
Dr. Joe Loizzo
Co-sponsored with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science

Like today’s interpersonal neurobiology, relational analysis and affective therapies, the Nalanda tradition sees the work of adapting to our complex social lives as the main variable affecting our health and happiness in a world of global interdependence. Way ahead of its time, this tradition saw our human predicament of alienation, social stress and reactivity as a self-protective overkill in which our defensive self-sense locks us into childhood trauma and blocks our development of the mature objectivity and social-emotional skills that support a proactive life in the world.

This fourth series in the Nalanda Four Year Program teaches the contemplative art and science of social-healing and self-transformation based on the practice of clearing the mind (lo-jong), refined by Nalanda masters Chandrakirti and Shantideva and distilled in Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s beloved Seven Point Mind Training.  Integrating all three vehicles of Buddhist theory and practice in one format tailored to lay life in a stressful world, mind-clearing teaches an industrial strength version of loving-kindness Dr. Loizzo calls social-emotional Kung-fu.  Prerequisites: initial familiarity with loving-kindness or mind-clearing, the reflections of the gradual path, and the practice of basic mindfulness and/or hatha yoga.

Monday, May 14, 7-9PM   General:$25 / Members:$22.50   click here to register 

SERIES (Mondays, Mar. 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, & 14)  General:$180/ Members:$160  click here to register



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.


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