Facing the Ego: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself
Where: New York Open Center
22 E. 30th St.
212-219-2527 Price: $40
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Mark Epstein: An Evening Lecture & Book Signing
Ego is the one affliction we all share. Rooted in a belief in its own separateness, the ego all too often acts in a frightened, clumsy, and inefficient manner, whispering to us in our inner thoughts and driving a wedge between self and others. While the ego is a necessary construction, according to both Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, it can be treacherous. It is a mistake to give it too much power. This evening’s workshop—with talk, discussion, and meditation practice—will focus on bringing the ego out of its hiding places. Unless we face the ego head on, we can never find the relief and love we yearn for.
Mark’s new book, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, will also be available for a book signing.
Mark Epstein, M.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire, Psychotherapy without the Self, and The Trauma of Everyday Life. His latest work is Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself (Penguin Press). He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.Buy tickets/get more info now