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On Meditation: Gabrielle Bernstein

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
8:00 PM–9:30 PM

Premiere screening of a portrait of life coach Gabrielle Bernstein talking about her meditation practice. The film is followed by a conversation between Gabrielle and contemplative psychotherapist Joe Loizzo on what effects meditation is thought to have on our happiness and wellbeing.
A book signing follows, including her latest bestsellers Miracles Now and May Cause Miracles.

About the Speakers

Life coach Gabrielle Bernstein is the New York Times best-selling author of Miracles Now and May Cause Miracles. She appears regularly as an expert on NBC’s Today Show, has been featured on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday as a next-generation thought leader, and was named “a new role model” by theNew York Times. She is also the author of the books Add More ~ing to Your Life,and Spirit Junkie. Gabrielle is also the founder, a social networking sitefor women to inspire, empower and connect. She has presented lectures atGoogle,TEDxWomen, L’Oreal, Avon/mark. Cosmetics, Agape Spiritual Center, Integral Yoga, Kripalu, the Junior League, and universities nationwide, among many others. Gabrielle is a certified Kundalini yoga and meditation teacher. She is also trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique and she’s a student of Transcendental Meditation (as taught by the David Lynch Foundation). YouTube chose Gabrielle as one of its 16YouTube Next Video Bloggers. Mashable included her in its list of 11 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Inspiration. Forbes called her one of the 20 Best-Branded Women. Gabrielle has a weekly radio show every Wednesday onHay House Radio and is a featured curator for the online marketplaceOpenSky. She is a regular guest on theToday Showand has contributed to or been featured in media outlets such asThe New York Times Sunday Styles section,ELLE, Oprah Radio, Dr. Oz, Anderson Live, The Bethenny show, The Queen Latifah Show, Kathy Lee and Hoda, Access Hollywood, OWN’s Help Desk, Marie Claire, Health, SELF, Women’s Health, Glamour, The New York Times Thursday Styles section, Sunday Times UK,US Weekly, People, CNN, Fox & Friends, PBS, Wall Street Journal, Sirius Satellite Radio,and many more. Gabrielle has also been on the covers of Experience Life and Self-Made magazines; in the latter, she was named one of the top 50 women in business. Gabrielle is a regular contributor toMetro and The Huffington Post.
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. is a contemplative psychotherapist, researcher and 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 contemplative learning community that teaches timeless tools of self-healing and interdependence for today’s complex world.His latest book is Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration (Routledge, 2012). This summer Dr. Loizzo will also be moderating the LunchMatters screening of Laurie Anderson and Dan Gilbert’s Happytalk