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The Hero’s Path

Session 4: Wisdom: Accessing Quantum Openness

Monday, February 13, 2017
7:00 PM–9:00 PM

Steps on the Hero’s Path is a four-part lecture series that unpacks key Buddhist topics to help us understand the milestones along the gradual path to enlightenment. What makes up a dynamic worldview? What are the tools for heart-opening meditative practice? What is entailed in the contemplative lifestyle of the bodhisattva, a type of deity in Buddhism sometimes referred to as an “altruistic hero”? By accessing Tibet’s rich culture, art, and science, this series helps apply guided visualizations, traditional prayers, recitation of a fourteenth-century text, and art-viewing to the needs of today.

All levels of knowledge and practice are welcome. Participation in the entire series is strongly encouraged. This series takes place in the Rubin Museum’s Education Center.

Co-presented with the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science.

Session 4: Wisdom: Accessing Quantum Openness

The Wheel of Life (as seen in the Sacred Spaces exhibition) illustrates how our suffering is caused by the limits of our perception. In this session become acquainted with three analytic methods to deconstruct experience in order to access the realm of quantum openness and reconstructive creativity.


About the Lecturer

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and contributing expert on mindfulness meditation for the BBC World Service. Dr. Neale’s approach to personal healing and transformation is informed by contemplative neuroscience, an eclectic hybrid of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist psychology and meditative arts, depth psychotherapy, and the current neuroscience of trauma resilience.


Single Event Ticket: $30.00

Members Single Event Ticket: $27.00