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Getting Over Yourself: the Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy

August 14 - August 16, 2020

Mark Epstein, M.D.

Robert A.F. Thurman

What does it mean to heal? Buddhist and Western psychotherapists have different visions of healing. In Buddhism, the emphasis is often on taming the mind in order to bring out underlying qualities of wisdom and compassion. In psychotherapy, there is a much greater concern with excavating childhood difficulties and working through emotional blockages so as to free a person from the vestiges of the past. Can these two approaches be reconciled? What can Buddhism learn from therapy, and what can therapists learn from Buddhism? Those of us who have grown up in the West, struggling personally with issues like anxiety or addiction, often benefit from aspects of each tradition. This weekend’s workshop, through lectures, discussion, meditation and questions and answers, will explore what an integrated approach to healing actually looks like. Join Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein and Professor Robert Thurman as they explore what it means to heal your mind.
ScheduleFriday, August 14
  • 7:30pm EST  Welcome Program 
Saturday, August 15
  • 9:30 - 12pm EST  Morning Program 
  • 12 - 4pm EST  Break
  • 4 - 6pm EST  Program Afternoon Program
  • 6 - 7:30pm EST  Break
  • 7:30pm EST  Program Evening Program
Sunday, August 16
  • 9:30 - 12pm EST  Closing Program
* Please note that schedule is subject to change at anytime.**In order to respect the privacy of our guests, we send the Zoom link as a BCC email list. Doing so may result with the email being sent to the Spam folder. Please check for the emailed link a day before the event. If unable to find the link, please email [email protected].

ABOUT THE TEACHERs

Mark Epstein, M.D.

Mark Epstein, M.D. is a psychiatrist in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism & psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire, Psychotherapy without the Self, ...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...

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