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Hosting His Holiness: Insights From The Dalai Lama (ONLINE)

Ginger Clarkson, Mark Ryan

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Examine the transformative power in the very presence of a spiritually evolved being. Drawing on their direct experience with His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama—especially on their personal hosting of his visit to Yale University in 1991—Ginger Clarkson and Mark Ryan discuss the Dalai Lama’s remarkable capacity to lift the spirits of those around him, relating it to his teachings on such themes as compassion, suffering, happiness, forgiveness, gratitude, acceptance, generosity, human interconnectedness, the fundamental goodness in human nature, and the relationship between intellect and a “good heart.” They share observations on how the Dalai Lama’s embodiment of delight, humor, humility, kindness, and inner peace—reinforced by his spiritual practices and his cultivation of joy and positive emotions—shapes his complicated and demanding participation in worldly affairs.

Mark Ryan, an historian of American thought, holds a Ph.D. from Yale, where he taught for 22 years and was a residential college dean. At Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico, he served as a professor, dean of the colleges, and director of the graduate program in United States studies. His most recent book is A Different Dimension: Reflections on the History of Transpersonal Thought.

Ginger Clarkson is a board-certified music therapist and a fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery who trains psychotherapists internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Her publications include A Silent Cure: Transforming Pre- Verbal Trauma Through Meditation, I Dreamed I Was Normal: A Music Therapist’s Journey Through the Realms of Autism, and Spiritual Dimensions of Guided Imagery and Music. She is a community dharma leader of Insight Meditation Houston.

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Ginger Clarkson, Mark Ryan

Ginger Clarkson is a board-certified music therapist and a fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery who trains psychotherapists internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Her publications include A Silent Cure: Transforming Pre- Verbal Trauma Through Meditation, I Dreamed I Was Normal: A Music Therapist’s Journey Through the Realms of Autism, and Spiritual Dimensions of Guided Imagery and Music. She is a community dharma leader of Insight Meditation Houston.

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