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Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really Are
Andrew Olendzki
Saturdays: Sep. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, May 6

This course is not available for drop-in attendance.

September 10, 2016
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

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Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

**Dear NYI Members: As this course is economically priced, the membership discount is not available.  Do not resigter online. Please contact Programming and Marketing Manger, Molicia Crichton at, to register.**


Please choose your rate mindfully and be as generous as possible so that NYI can continue to offer financial assistance to those in need.  Payment plans and limited partial scholarships are available; please contact Molicia Crichton at for financial assistance.

*Registration fee does not include teacher support/dana.


A study and practice group meeting one Saturday each month at NYI to systematically explore and discuss the topics raised in Andrew Olendzki’s book Untangling Self: A Buddhist Investigation of Who We Really Are, due out in the fall from Wisdom Publications. The day-long sessions would involve meditation, talks by the teacher, and generous time for questions and open discussion.

The essays in this book are short, typically about one thousand words, and are on various themes associated with Buddhist thought and practice interpreted for the modern practitioner. This program gives participants an opportunity to reflect upon these themes in more depth, to share their own experience with one another, to engage more intimately and creatively with the teacher, and to form a unique community. Participants sign up for the entire 9-month program and interact often, thus getting to know one another quite well throughout the year.

The day is organized to allow for:

  • 30 minutes of  sitting upon arrival and after lunch (60 minutes total)
  • 4 talks by the teacher (30 minutes each)
  • 4 question/discussion periods after each talk (30 minutes each)
  • 2 small group discussion periods (30 minutes each)
  • a one-hour lunch with flexible return time; 10-minute breaks AM & PM


Untangling Self: Essays on Experiential Buddhist Psychology

Introduction: The Challenge of Non-Self        September 10

Understanding the Buddha                            October 8
The Radical Buddha
A Modest Awakening
The Other Dukkha
A Protestant Buddhism

Mindfulness and Meditation                           November 12
Finding the Center
Mind Like a Mirror
Bait and Switch
Growing Pains

Non Self                                                        December 3
I Think I Am
Castles Made of Sand
Simple Awareness
Waking Up

Understanding Ourselves                             January 7, 2017
Mind Comes First
The First Person
Ten Billion Moments
Blinded by Views

The Interdependence of Experience            February 4
Pinch Yourself
A Perfect Storm
The Buddha’s Smile
Music of the Mind

Healing or Harming?                                    March 4
Pleasure and Pain
Deeper Health
Turning the Corner
A Tree Called Steadfast
Shining a Light

Rethinking Buddhism                                    April 1
The Mindfulness Wedge
Walking the Talk
Cherish the Nuns
Helping the World

      Conclusion: The Promise of Non-self      May 6



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Andrew Olendzki

Andrew Olendzki, PhD, is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and writer living in Amherst, MA. He spent 25 years in Barre, Massachusetts, at both the Insight Meditation Society and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and has taught at Amherst, Brandeis, Hampshire, Harvard, Lesley, and Smith colleges. He is the author of Unlimiting Mind: the radically experiential psychology of Buddhism (Wisdom 2010), writes regularly for Tricycle magazine, and and is the founder of the Integrated Dharma Institute, an online educational resource.

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