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Begin your path to Sustainable Happiness with our new video series.

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Find out about Joe Loizzo's new book Sustainable Happiness

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The Journey to Contemplative Living

Is lasting happiness possible in an age of dwindling resources and rising interdependence? Gladly, new science says yes: we all can learn to tame stress and violence and live in sustainable peace, care and love. 

Yet the best maps and tools we have for this great change come not from new science but from the ancient wisdom of India and Tibet.

Nalanda Institute is a non-profit community working to build a sustainable future by infusing ancient contemplative science into contemporary culture and ways of life. 

We combine public teaching—one-time events; fall and spring classes; and our four year program — with private counseling and mentoring to help people learn all they need for their journey to contemplative living.  

For professionals, we also offer a Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy.

To support learning, public and private, we offer online resources, translations and publications, professional supervision and clinical research.

Our Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness continues this fall. Learn more


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Mind Science in Action

Please join us for this year's annual benefit with our special guest of honor, Dr. Dan Siegel. The benefit is part of a weekend called Mind Science in Action and includes the benefit evening (May 2) as well as two workshops (May 3).
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Spring 2014 4-Year Program course.

Communing with One and All:
Embodying the Great Seal of Unconditional Love.
Course 8 taught by Joe Loizzo begins March 17

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Retreat. Course 8 retreat will take place at Menla Mountain House from May 9–11.

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Spring 2014 Meditation series and other courses.

Our popular Tuesday evening Introduction to Meditation series begins January 7.

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The Hero's Journey. Course/ meditation hybrid with Geri Loizzo begins January 28.

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Special Yoga Series

Four Saturdays in Spring: The Gradual Path of Yoga Psychology. Practice-based overview of the Yoga canon with Mary Reilly Nichols begins March 8.

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