December 21; 12noon- 12:30pm EST and On December 31st at 2-2:20pm EST
Both sessions are free, but you do need to register to receive the Zoom link. All are welcome, from anywhere in the world.

December 21st; 12noon- 12:30pm EST
Settling the Body to Settle Your Mind – A guided meditation to center and ground yourself
Annie Bien

Join us for a 30 minute guided body-awareness meditation to locate and release stress, anxiety and tension.  Relieving physical discomfort can lead to a softening of emotional tension. We will go through simple breathing and body awareness exercises together to cultivate making space for yourself to be more present, with greater peace of mind.

Free but registration is required to attend – REGISTER HERE

Annie Bien translates Tibetan Buddhist scriptures into English for 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, for Khyongla Rato Rinpoche of the Tibet Center, and with Khenpo Pema Wangdak of Vikramaśila Foundation. She studied Tibetan Buddhist text translation at Columbia University and was assistant to Dr. Robert Thurman of Tibet House. She has written two poetry collections—published flash fiction in print and online, is a Pushcart Nominee, and winner of the London Independent Story Prize. She practices Ashtanga yoga.  PHOTO @NicholasVreeland

On December 31st at 2-2:20pm EST

Setting Intentions for 2021, Letting Go of 2020
Elizabeth Pyjov

Join Tibet House US for a special, free event: a last meditation of 2020.
On December 31st at 2 pm EST we will let go of 2020 and set intentions for 2021. We will offer ourselves compassion for the struggles we have experienced this year, and cultivate a state of mind that will allow us to move forward with an open heart.
Guided by Elizabeth Pyjov, the meditation will combine elements of mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, intention-setting practice, and honoring our common humanity in what has been a challenging year. Please join us for this 20-minute guided meditation to connect as a community before we move into 2021.
Free but registration is required to attendREGISTER HERE
Elizabeth Pyjov, JD, MTS studied the neuroscience, philosophy, and pedagogy of compassion at Stanford Medical School with the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. She has taught compassion meditatioon at Stanford University, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, Mt. Sinai Medical School, NYU Medical School, Deutsche Bank, Novartis, Warby Parker, Tibet House US, the Rubin Museum, Horace Mann, and the Harvard Club of New York. Elizabeth graduated from magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Romance Languages and Literatures and the Classics. She finished a joint degree at Harvard Law School (J..D.) and Harvard Divinity School (MTS, Buddhist Studies) in 2020. In the past, Elizabeth has worked for Global Justice, the NY Attorney General’s Office, and Click Therapeutics in New York City; for Italian television at RAI International in Rome; the United Nations in Geneva; and at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) in Palo Alto, CA. She has worked or studied in Argentina, Italy, France, Peru, Switzerland, Russia, and Spain. Her international experience has led her to understand that among those of different traditions, customs, and religions, people find happiness in many of the same ways. They want to be healthy, do meaningful work, and be close to loved ones—and what brings joy is kindness, a caring attitude, and compassion. She is delighted to be teaching compassion in New York City. Please reach out to her anytime at [email protected].