The Psychology of Ego:
A Buddhist Map to Freedom

A 10 Week Self-Study Course for experienced meditators

APRIL 20 – JUNE 22
7:00 PM-9:00 PM EDT

Freeing ourselves from the cycle of ego suffering is a matter of seeing through the deceptions of our own internal psycho-physical habits, conditioned thought patterns, self-limiting beliefs, fears, and projections. We mistakenly take these habits to be who we are, and the result is a continuous cycle of frustration, dissatisfaction, and suffering. By practicing witnessing these habits of mind with self-compassion instead of judgment, relaxing our identification with them, it’s possible to discover the refreshing sense of space, relief, and well-being that are hallmarks our most essential nature.

In this course we’ll explore in a modern, practical, and experiential way, the colorful Buddhist psychology of ego, the false sense of self which is the cause of so much of our suffering.  We’ll use traditional teachings as a map that we can use to navigate the realms of ego territory and find our way out of its confusion.  Teachings will explore so-called positive and negative mental processes, ‘poisons’ and antidotes, psychological ‘realms’, and the constituents of ego itself. This course is a deep dive into our own psyches and finding our own inner resources to grow into new positive ways of being and relating.

Self-Study includes: Audio recordings from a 10 week course, reading assignments, and handouts supporting what was presented.

Recommended Pre-requisites: This course builds on previously acquired skills and knowledge. It assumes experience in contemplative insight meditation and completion of 3 or more courses at the Committed Level (or equivalents). Students must have experience with the R.A.I.N. meditative technique for inner work on emotions and beliefs. Completion of the courses Radical Self-Acceptance or Freedom from Unconscious Beliefs is strongly recommended.

Registration Options

10 Week Self-Study Course

Fee: $119

If you are experiencing financial difficulties during this crisis, we are offering Generosity Support. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can help.

A link to the audio recordings for this course will be emailed to all registered participants during the first week of the course.


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