Psychology Of Mindfulness


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. And two of the West’s most prominent teachers/writers of Buddhist psychology -Jack Kornfield and Mark Epstein- will be in New York this September at the Society For Ethical Culture hosting an exclusive 2-day program Mindfulness, Freedom & Love to explore the life-changing power, practice, and psychology of mindfulness, inner freedom, and love.

During this program, open to both new and seasoned practitioners, participants will 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. They will 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. See the Omega for more information and registration.


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 the author of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart; Going on Being; Thoughts Without a Thinker; Open to Desire; and Psychotherapy Without a Self.

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