Book Salon: Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself

July 7th—September 8th

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  • $10 Program price
  • $20 Patron price
Room: Main Shrine Room

In this nine week book club, we will explore Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself by Mark Epstein. Each week we will pre-read portions of the book and then come together for our discussion. Our study and discussion will be facilitated by Don Chering.

While the ideas of the Eightfold Path are as old as Buddhism itself, when informed by the sensibility of Western psychotherapy, they become something more: a road map for spiritual and psychological growth, a way of dealing with the intractable problem of the ego. Breaking down the wall between East and West, Epstein brings a Buddhist sensibility to therapy and a therapist's practicality to Buddhism. Speaking clearly and directly, he offers a rethinking of mindfulness that encourages people to be more watchful of their ego, an idea with a strong foothold in Buddhism but now for the first time applied in the context of psychotherapy.

Please note: Book Salon will not meet on Saturday, August 11 as that is the last day of the Weekthun.