Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Dharma in Dialogue: 10% Happier—What Meditation Can and Can't Do for You
Dan Harris, Mark Epstein
March 21, 2014
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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In his new book, 10% Happier, ABC News anchor Dan Harris tells the story of how a skeptic became a meditator, and how the practice helped him better manage an extremely competitive career. One of the key developments in Dan's strange odyssey from avowed critic of all things touchy-feely to unlikely evangelist for meditation was an unusual friendship with Dr. Mark Epstein, the Buddhist psychiatrist and author. Through many years of regular lunches and dinners, Mark helped Dan see the value of mindfulness — and also its limits.
During this evening event, the two will share the story of their friendship and its lessons.
There will be a post-event book signing and Dan Harris's book 10% Happier and Mark Epstein's The Trauma of Everyday Life will be available for purchase.
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Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News and a co-anchor for Nightline and the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Dan has been honored several times for his journalistic contributions. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting on a young Iraqi man who received the help he needed in order to move to America, and in 2009 won an Emmy Award for his Nightline report, "How to Buy a Child in Ten Hours." Dan has led ABC News' coverage of faith, and his book 10% Happier (Harper Collins) on how he became a "reluctant meditator" will be coming out in March.
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 and Psychotherapy without the Self. His newest work is called The Trauma of Everyday Life and uses the Buddha's biography as a means of exploring the hidden psychodynamics, and contemporary relevance, of Buddhist thought.