Friday, April 5, 7:30pm
SF Zen Center, 300 Page Street, Dining Room [directions
] “Know Yourself, Forget Yourself is a treasure trove of applied wisdom.”
-Joan Halifax, founding abbot of Upaya Zen Center
We all yearn for clear-cut answers to life’s problems, yet we rarely get them. Formulas fail and contradictions mount. In Know Yourself, Forget Yourself, executive coach and mindfulness teacher Marc Lesser shows that understanding and embracing the points where life feels most confusing, most contradictory can lead us to more satisfaction and joy.
Lesser provides clear guidance and simple practices for embracing five central paradoxes in life and navigating them to increase our effectiveness and happiness. Influenced by the revolutionary mindfulness and emotional intelligence trainings he helped develop at Google, Know Yourself, Forget Yourself is a profound book about cultivating the emotional skills to understand the right path through difficulties and challenges.
Marc Lesser, was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for ten years and former director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center. He is a Zen teacher, leading Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group.