These guided meditations recorded by Dr. Joe Loizzo are meant to support all four horizons of contemplative learning and meditative practice that make up the gradual path to freedom and happiness taught in the Nalanda tradition. These are the same horizons of learning and practice covered in Nalanda offerings, including one-time meditations, Fall and Spring classes, Winter and Summer retreats and the Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness.
The Mind Wheel: Role-Modeling Imagery and Cultural Healing
Role-Modeling Imagery: Invoking the Healing MentorCovers the sevenfold practice of accessing our full potential through identifying healing ideals and bonding with others who model ways of being we choose to emulate. This particular visualization based on the traditional Indo-Tibetan practice of the Healing Mentor, Bhaishajyaguru, involves role-modeling imagery, affirmation and vase breathing. It is widely used to foster self-healing and wellbeing by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Inner Role- Modeling: Embodying the Healing Mother
This role-modeling visualization is based on the traditional Indo-Tibetan practice of the Healing Mother, White Tara. It utilizes the sevenfold practice of accessing the pure awareness, energy and chemistry we need be act as our own healing mother, and closes with a gentle abdominal breath-holding.
The Art of Recreating Life: Becoming Sheer Brilliance
Introduces the art of revising our traumatic story of life into a heroic narrative of inspired self-creation, by replacing the basic facts of death, development and life with the creative acts of selfless clarity, joyful creativity and embodied altruism. It is based on the traditional Indo-Tibetan practice of Sheer Brilliance, Manjushri, who personifies our human genius for blissful openness.
Brief Art of Recreating Life: Becoming the Wisdom Mother
Distills in brief the art of revising our traumatic life story into a heroic narrative of altruistic self-creation, by converting the basic facts of death, development and life into selfless clarity, joyful creativity and altruistic embodiment. It is based on the traditional Indo-Tibetan practice of the Wisdom Mother, Prajnaparamita, who personifies our human genius for ecstatic clarity.
Role-Modeling Imagery of the Ideal Healer
Covers the sevenfold practice of accessing our full potential through identifying healing ideals and bonding with others who model ways of being we choose to emulate. This version of role-modeling practice is for those of you who may feel more comfortable envisioning a healing mentor in the form of an image drawn from your own culture or imagination, rather than from the contemplative healing traditions of India and Tibet.
Running time: 2.5 hours