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Buddhist Studies Weekend Retreat: Breaking Free - Emptiness, Karma and Ethics in Buddhism and Yoga
with Dr. Miles Neale, Psy.D
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor, Middle BuzzerNew York, NY 10012
Fri, 3/9/2012, 7:00pm - Sun, 3/11/2012, 1:00pm
March 9, 10, 11
Friday 7-9 pm, Saturday 10-6 pm, Sunday 10-1 pm
The contemplative traditions of Buddhism and Yoga offer a view of reality and inner methods that enable human beings to achieve optimal health and happiness. Using the classical text Yoga Sutras as our guide, this weekend retreat will focus on the relationship between a triad of essential spiritual topics of emptiness, karma, and ethics.
Dr. Miles Neale will review excerpts from the text interpreted through an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural lens of Buddhism and psychotherapy as well as lead guided meditations on the four immeasurables. Explore how awakened beings see the world, explain how things actually work, and advise us on how to live the good life.
This weekend retreat includes:
- In-depth meditation instruction & practice
- Short yoga breaks
7-9 pm Pancha Klesha - How Suffering is Caused
10-1 Karma - How Things Actually Work
3-6 Shunyata - The Empty Nature of Things
10-1 Yamas & Niyamas - How to Live the Awakened Life.
There will be a lunch breaks on Saturday, but lunch will not be provided. Participants should bring a bag lunch or take advantage of the diverse eateries available in the neighborhood.
Miles Neale, Psy.D., is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, a Buddhist meditation teacher and the Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, where he teaches public courses on the Indo-Tibetan tradition as well as collaborates on state-of-the-art clinical research of meditation. Dr. Neale earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2006 from the California Institute for Integral Studies, and has taught meditation programs at several prestigious university hospitals including Harvard Medical School, Columbia Presbyterian, Cornell Medical College, and Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center.
Check out this video of Dr. Miles Neale teaching at the Interdependence Project in 2011:
$120 - Non-Members
$90 - Full Members
$60 - Sustaining Members
$30 - Endowing Members
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(Note: a $40 deposit will be required to save your spot for this retreat.)
Can't afford it? It is our full intention to accommodate the financial needs of anyone who has a genuine commitment to practice and study. Reduced Payment Options and Work-Study are always available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements or fill out our work-study application.