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Mark Matousek, Teacher, speaker, and best-selling author

Mark Matousek is the author of two acclaimed memoirs, international best seller Sex, Death, Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man's Search for His Lost Father, as well as When You're Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living; Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life; and Mother of the Unseen World. He worked with Sogyal Rinpoche on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and with Ram Dass on Still Here.

A former editor at Interview magazine, he is a featured blogger for PsychologyToday and the Huffington Post, and has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications, including the New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), Harper's Bazaar, Yoga Journal, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and the Saturday Evening Post.

A popular speaker and teacher, he offers courses in creativity and spiritual growth in the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe, based on Writing to Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery. He is a founding member of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, and lives in East Hampton, New York.

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Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
Writing to Awaken
February 14 - 16, 2020
When you tell the truth, your personal story expands and your life is transformed. Join best-selling author Mark Matousek for an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing and self-inquiry. Learn to tell your whole truth and come to understand the mythic dimension of your personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. Tap into your creative and spiritual potential and decrease attachments to the past to access a more liberated, authentic, and awakened life.

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