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Healing Intimacy: A Home For Sustainable Happiness In The Wild World

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Geri and Joe Loizzo 
Evening Talk 
Tibet House US gallery 
Friday, March 08, 2013 At 07:00 PM  
General:$25 / Members:$22.50 
Friday, March 8; 7-9PM 

About the Event


This sixth class of the Nalanda Institute’s Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness takes the art of transformative imagery into the fabric of our daily lives. Once we've begun to transform our self-image with the help of role-modeling bonds, we enter the next horizon of contemplative living: transforming our unexamined life story into a consciously created journey towards a heroic life changing our world. Dr. Loizzo, Founder explores the use of imagery and affirmation to rewrite the supposed facts of our life—birth, development and death—into a heroic narrative: dying to our reactive self, resurrecting as our native genius/dream self, and giving birth to a generative way of being that manifests our mature genius for transforming others and the world we share. Practically, the class focuses on sealing narrative imagery with lucid dignity, and accessing the subtle neural network of blissful genius, based on the Tibetan role-modeling practices of Sheer Brilliance (Manjushri) and Mother Wisdom (Prajnaparamita).   


Friday, March 8; 7-9PM 
General:$25 / Members:$22.50     click here to register



This day-long retreat is designed as a crash course and experiential learning workshop in the skills of radical acceptance, unilateral disarmament and emotional sharing we need to overcome traumatic blocks to intimacy and build mutual trust, care and joy. Sharing their experience with the maps and tools of recovery, deep couples work and the Hindu and Buddhist Tantric arts of blissful openness, the Nalanda Institute’s Geri and Joe Loizzo teach basic skills for dispelling the ghosts of childhood, dissolving the core shame that binds trauma, and cultivating realistic empathy, gratitude and positivity. Weaving together talks and discussion with guided meditation and gentle partner yoga, the couple will teach a streamlined version of the Tibetan art of mind-clearing they’ve found the most vital nutrient for our animal spirits of compassionate openness and unconditional love.      

Saturday, March 9; 10AM-5PM 
General:$80 / Members:$72
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SERIES (Friday, March 8; 7-9PM & Saturday, March 9; 10AM-5PM)
General:$105 / Members:$95    click here to register




Geri Loizzo is a Nalanda meditation faculty member and has served on its board of directors since 2007.  She's had a regular practice of Hatha Yoga since 1982 and since 2006 has studied with Nalanda Yoga Faculty, Mary Reilly Nichols. In addition, Geri has been studying and practicing Tibetan meditation since 1999, and has been leading weekly morning meditations at the Institute since 2011. Her mentors include Khyabje Gelek Rimpoche , Venerable Robina Courtin, and Kathleen McDonald.

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and Founder and Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, a contemplative learning community that teaches timeless tools of self-healing and interdependence for today’s complex world. On faculty at the Weill Cornell Center for Integrative Medicine and the Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies, Dr. Loizzo lectures widely on the role of contemplative science in the future of health, education and contemporary life, and teaches regular public classes and workshops through Nalanda Institute and Tibet House US. Dr. Loizzo's book Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration was recently published.

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