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The Art Of Flourishing - Book Launch & Signing

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Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD 
Book Launch & Signing 
Tibet House US Gallery 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 At 07:00 PM  
All are welcome. 
June 16; 7-9PM 

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A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane and Finding Love in an Insane World
By Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD *Creator of Meditative Psychotherapy*
The Art of Flourishing "What a wonderful book! Jeffrey Rubin seamlessly integrates east and west, heart and mind, science and metaphor, universal principles and personal advice.” —Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Being Happy
“The Art of Flourishing is more than a practical manual for flourishing in these turbulent times. It offers step-by-step procedures for broadening the scope of one’s own well-being while deepening intimate relationships. But more, it displays Dr. Rubin’s profound wisdom of the human psyche. His many years of uniquely combining the best of Eastern and Western approaches in his own life and as a psychotherapist make this book a treasure.” —Joel Kramer, coauthor of The Guru Papers and 
The Passionate Mind Revisited

“Jeffrey Rubin’s Art of Flourishing is at once a philosophical meditation on happiness and a practical how-to book that might help us find it. It is a lively, clearly written, and compelling argument for how we can better understand ourselves and our relationships, not least by exchanging the fantasy of control for the possibility of compassion.” —David Scott Kastan, 
George M. Bodman Professor of English, Yale University

“Jeffrey Rubin has written an immensely readable, engaging work that points the way toward a life that actualizes our deepest and most essential selves while simultaneously linking us to others in bonds of love and personal commitment. This book is an important contribution to the contemporary search for meaningful ways of life in our changing and challenging times.” —George Atwood, PhD, professor of psychology, 
Rutgers University
Psychotherapist and Princeton University, Columbia University, and the Union Institute graduate, Jeffrey B. Rubin, PhD, brings us THE ART OF FLOURISHING: A New East-West Approach to Staying Sane and  

Finding Love in an Insane World (Crown Archetype; on sale June 7, 2011), a unique synthesis of meditation and psychotherapy—a model that fully integrates the strengths of Zen Buddhism, yoga, and psychotherapy with an accessible strategy for achieving happiness and fulfillment. Dr. Rubin, recently hailed in The New York Times Magazine as bringing a “pioneering approach to Buddhism and psychotherapy,” brings new insights to those working to enhance their lives with Western and Eastern approaches to wholeness and health. Dr. Rubin’s distinctive approach also speaks to those who haven’t yet encountered these tools for optimizing their own health and well-being.

What distinguishes THE ART OF FLOURISHING from other books that promise better relationships with the self and others is a simple but revolutionary idea: that caring for the self is the foundation of intimacy, and the cultivation of intimacy is the final stage of self-care and will lead to, as Dr. Rubin describes it, “magnificent” relationships. Dr. Rubin divides the book into two sections. In the first section, titled “Planting the Seeds of Self-Care,” he debunks pervasive psychological and spiritual myths that keep people from making change in their lives; addresses emotions, which are often missing from Eastern/meditative books; and discusses past traumas, rarely tackled in the literature on happiness. In the second half of the book, “Cultivating the Garden of Love,” Dr. Rubin demonstrates how we can harness constructive self-centeredness to remove the barriers to intimacy and create lasting and satisfying relationships.

Dr. Rubin helps us understand how we can better live in these challenging times by demonstrating that things are worse than we believe and that there is much more hope than we know. He explains how we can cultivate clarity to determine our feelings and assess our needs, deepen our equanimity to better respond to daily challenges, and learn to read feedback so we can continue to grow and evolve. THE ART OF FLOURISHING is not just a quick fix. Dr. Rubin’s teachings help us to flourish, to gain control of our mind, body, and spirit for the rest of our lives. 

Crown Archetype; Price $24.00; ISBN: 978-0-307-71889-1; on sale: June 7, 2011 - www.CrownPublishing.com
For more information on THE ART OF FLOURISHING or to schedule your interview with Dr. Jeffrey Rubin, please contact Rachel Rokicki: 212-782-8455 or rrokicki@randomhouse.com

Jeffrey Rubin
JEFFREY B. RUBIN, PhD, is considered one of the leading integrators of the Eastern meditative and Western psychotherapeutic traditions and is the creator of meditative psychotherapy, a practice that has come about as a result of thirty years of study and teaching. In addition to treating patients, he gives workshops around the country, including at the Esalen Institute, the Open Center, and the 92nd Street Y. He lives and works in the New York area. Vistwww.DrJeffreyRubin.com

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