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The Nalanda Natural Happiness Retreat For Couples And Individuals

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Geri and Joe Loizzo 
Tibet House US gallery 
Saturday, March 09, 2013 At 10:00 AM  
General:$80 / Members:$72 
Saturday, March 9; 10AM-5PM 

About the Event


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     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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