Course Description

Contemplative psychotherapist

Joe Loizzo

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. is a contemplative psychotherapist, clinical researcher, and Buddhist scholar-teacher who integrates ancient contemplative science and technology with current breakthroughs in neuroscience and optimal health. After training in psychiatry at Harvard and completing a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Columbia, he founded Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, a non-profit that helps people build sustainable happiness, compassion, and leadership through integrating science-based contemplative skills into their daily lives.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 meditative learning in the future of heath, education, and leadership, and teaches regular public classes and workshops at his Nalanda Institute, and Tibet House US. In 2007, he published Nagarjuna’s Reason Sixty with Chandrakirti’s Commentary, a translation study of contemplative self-analysis in Buddhism. His second book, Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration, appeared in the Routledge Behavioral Science Series in 2012. He has published dozens of chapters and articles on contemplative science in peer reviewed books and journals including The Journal of Religion, the Annual Review of Psychiatry, and the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Loizzo has a private psychotherapy practice in Manhattan, where he lives with his wife, Gerardine, and their sons Maitreya and Ananda.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Videos

    • ADREANNA LIMBACH - "Honey on a Razorblade: Desire as a Path of Practice" [RPresence Video]

    • LODRO RINZLER - "How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People)" [RPresence Video]

    • RALPH DE LA ROSA - "Touching the Earth: The Neuroscience of Natural Awakening" [RPresence Video]

    • REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS - "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" [RPresence Video]

    • ORGYEN CHOWANG RINPOCHE - "Our Pristine Mind" [RPresence Video]

    • SYDNEY FAITH ROSE - "Mindful Consumption and Sobriety: The 5th Precept as a Practice in Generosity of Spirit" [RPresence Video]

    • THANISSARA - "An Integrated Awakening: From Separation to Seamless Reality" [RPresence Video]

    • JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA - "Standing for Love: Courage and the Generous Heart" [RPresence Video]

    • MILES NEALE - "Beyond McMindfulness" [RPresence Video]

    • DR. JOE LOIZZO - "The Third Wave of Contemplative Life: The Embodied Art and Science of the Tantras" [RPresence Video]

  • 2

    MP3s

    • THANISSARA - "An Integrated Awakening: From Separation to Seamless Reality" [RPresence Audio]

    • ADREANNA LIMBACH - "Honey on a Razorblade: Desire as a Path of Practice" [RPresence Audio]

    • MILES NEALE - "Beyond McMindfulness" [RPresence Audio]

    • DR. JOE LOIZZO - "The Third Wave of Contemplative Life: The Embodied Art and Science of the Tantras" [RPresence Audio]

    • JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA - "Standing for Love: Courage and the Generous Heart" [RPresence Audio]

    • SYDNEY FAITH ROSE - "Mindful Consumption and Sobriety: The 5th Precept as a Practice in Generosity of Spirit" [RPresence Audio]

    • RALPH DE LA ROSA - "Touching the Earth: The Neuroscience of Natural Awakening" [RPresence Audio]

    • ORGYEN CHOWANG RINPOCHE - "Our Pristine Mind" [RPresence Audio]

    • LODRO RINZLER - "How to Love Yourself (And Sometimes Other People)" [RPresence Audio]

    • REV. ANGEL KYODO WILLIAMS - "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" [RPresence Audio]

  • 3

    Yoga Alliance Continuing Ed. Certificate

    • Radical Presence Cont. Ed. Certificate