Weekend Retreat: Tibet's Time-Machine and the Activism of Global Happiness

A Practice-based Workshop with Dr. Joe Loizzo

Location

The Interdependence Project
302 Bowery 3rd Floor / Middle buzzer
New York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 917.675.7151

When

Fri, 7/12/2013, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat, 7/13/2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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Cosponsored by The Nalanda Institute

Friday, July 12, 7-9 PM
Saturday, July 13, 10 AM-5 PM

Designed for beginners as well as more practiced students!

This weekend workshop introduces the futuristic science and contemplative activism of the Kalachakra Tantra some call the Time-Machine or Wheel of Time. While skills like mindfulness were developed for monastic living, a rare tradition based at Nalanda, the world’s first university, set out to develop and spread socially engaged arts and sciences meant to pacify and transform the militarized society of ancient India and the newly civilized world. The most modern, scientific form of this rare tradition, the Time-Machine curriculum was preserved for posterity in a time-capsule: the mountain kingdom hidden in Central Asia called Shambhala (Shangri-La in the classic Lost Horizons). As the prophecy goes, the crown jewel of the kingdom, its system for teaching contemplative altruism in a world torn by stress, trauma and violence, will help spark the dawn of a new global era of inner and outer peace for all humanity when the time is ripe.

On this practice-based retreat, Dr. Loizzo will unpack this tradition's exceptional approach to non-violent activism: the embodiment of heroic altruism based on tapping the neural network and flow of bliss chemistry and harnessing it to transform our reactive body-minds into open networks of non-local happiness and community-building inspiration.

 

Joseph 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.

 

Retreat Prices*

$80 Full Price

IDP member prices for those who joined April 1, 2013 or later
$64 Basic Members
$56 Sustaining Members
$40 Fearless Members
FREE for Endowing Members - contact caitlin@theidproject.org to register

IDP member prices for those who joined before April 1, 2013 - will be honored through September 2013
$55 Full Members
$40 Sustaining Members
FREE for Visionary Members - contact caitlin@theidproject.org to register

Friday Night Talk Only*

$20 Full Price

IDP member prices for those who joined April 1, 2013 or later
$16 Basic Members
$14 Sustaining Members
$10 Fearless Members
FREE for Endowing Members - contact caitlin@theidproject.org to register

IDP member prices for those who joined before April 1, 2013 - will be honored through September 2013
$15 Full Members
$10 Sustaining Members
FREE for Visionary Members - contact caitlin@theidproject.org to register

*IDP is committed to accommodating students experiencing financial hardship.   If you'd like to attend this retreat but are unable to afford it, please inquire about our work-study options by emailing  info@theidproject.org.

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