Getting Over Yourself: The Best of Buddhism & Psychotherapy

August 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – August 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Join Mark Epstein, M.D. and Robert A.F. Thurman this August 14th – 16th, 2020 for the weekend retreat “Getting Over Yourself : The Best of Buddhism and Psychotherapy” at Menla Retreat and Dewa Spa in Phoenicia, New York!

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.