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The Nalanda Winter Retreat: Role-Modeling Heroic Vision And Inspiration

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Dr. Joe Loizzo and Mary Reilly Nichols 
Tibet House US Gallery 
Saturday, December 15, 2012 At 10:00 AM  
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Saturday December 15; 10AM-5PM 

About the Event


This Saturday retreat explores the transformational art of role-modeling in the Tibetan Buddhist and Kashmiri Shaivite traditions, considered the quickest, easiest way of developing our innate genius for heroic altruism and blissful openness. Best known for their exotic arts of imagery and recitation, these potent methods rely on an intimate mentoring bond, the living crucible they share with psychotherapy and childrearing. After reviewing the neurolinguistics of self-creation both traditions assume, the instructors explore the transformational imagery and affirmation of the Healing Mother (Arya-Tara) and the Bliss Hero (Shiva). This retreat is open to all, whether or not you’ve taken the fall class. 


Saturday December 15; 10AM-5PM
Walk in: General:$80/Members:$72

Pre-registration discount - General:$72/ Members:$64      click here to register



Dr. 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.


Mary Reilly Nichols holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Harvard University and completed five years of residency in meditation ashrams in India and the US.  A devoted student of Muktananda, she has taught yoga and meditation in New York City for over thirty years. Her teaching combines Iyengar, Integral and Anusara styles of Hatha Yoga with the Upanishadic tradition of the wisdom and experience of non-duality. She offers frequent workshops on classical yoga philosophy and psychology, including Advaita Non-Dualism and the Tantric methods of Kashmiri Shaivism. Currently, Ms. Nichols teaches stress management in psychiatric settings and is involved in ongoing research on the mind/body benefits of yoga and meditation. 

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