There is nothing we like more than doctors who expand their practice beyond what they learned in American medical school. Jack Kornfield, PhD and Mark Epstein, MD exemplify how Western psychology can incorporate the wisdom and compassion of Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism. Kornfield and Epstein are two of the West’s most prominent teachers of Buddhist psychology and this November they will lead a 2-day program in New York City to explore the neuroscience of well-being, mindfulness, and love.
Meditators, mental health professionals, and anyone interested in the power of inner transformation are invited to experience teachings, healing stories, case studies, and talks on the latest mindfulness research, along with meditations and experiential trainings in mindful awareness. There will also be a discussion on the 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.
Date: Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16
Location: New York City
Registration: To register, click here.
This event is brought to you by the Omega Institute. The Omega Institute offers more than 350 workshops, retreats, and conferences every year categorized into six different “learning paths”: Body, Mind, & Spirit, Health & Healing, Creative Expression, Relationships & Family, Leadership & Work, and Sustainable Living.
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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.
Written and posted by Jessica Cerka in New York