Mindfulness, Freedom & Love
The Benefits of Buddhist & Western Psychology
Jack Kornfield, PhD, and Mark Epstein, MD
September 28–29, 2012
Society for Ethical Culture, New York, NY
To register for this event, please call 877.944.2002
Contemporary Western psychology is substantiating and expanding on the wisdom and compassion of 2,500 year-old Buddhist practices to reveal the inherent capacity for love and lasting happiness within each of us.
Join two of the West’s most prominent teachers of Buddhist psychology—Jack Kornfield and Mark Epstein—for an exclusive 2-day program to explore the life-changing power, practice, and psychology of mindfulness, inner freedom, and love.
During this 2-day program, open to both new and seasoned practitioners, we experience teachings, healing stories, case studies, and informative talks on the latest mindfulness research, along with a variety of meditations and experiential trainings in mindful awareness. We also discuss the rich tradition of ancient Buddhist practices, the modern art and science of healing, and the transformative potential of mindful awareness to promote extraordinary well-being and inner freedom.
Meditators, mental health professionals, and anyone interested in the power of inner transformation is invited.
Through meditation practices, lectures, case studies, stories of transformation, and discussion, participants will be better able to:
- Describe Buddhist psychology’s core principles of mental health and well-being
- Incorporate compassion and forgiveness into our work and life
- Discuss meditation and psychotherapy can collaborate
- Review practices for transforming difficult emotions at their root
- Cite research demonstrating the practical effects of meditation to benefit body and mind
- Discuss the wisdom of positive psychology and the cultivation of positive states of mind
- Recognize how intention and motivation are essential tools for change
- Discuss the uses of medication and meditation
- Utilize practices of mindfulness and lovingkindness.
The workshop begins Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. and ends Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Jack Kornfield, PhD, was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India. He is a clinical psychologist, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, and founder of Spirit Rock Center in California. His books include Bringing Home the Dharma; The Wise Heart; A Path With Heart; A Lamp in the Darkness; and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.
Mark Epstein, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and a clinical assistant professor of psychology at New York University. A practitioner of Buddhism for more than 30 years, he is author of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart; Going on Being; Thoughts Without a Thinker; Open to Desire; and Psychotherapy Without a Self.