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Reflections of the World’s Worst Buddhist

Mary PipherSunday, November 13

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Mary Pipher • Find out how Mary Pipher, one of the great truth-tellers of our profession, met the spiritual challenges of middle age, and why the lessons she learned in the process are important for all of us.

Pipher became famous with Reviving Ophelia, which addressed our “girl-poisoning” culture, and since then has continued to examine many of the hard realities of American life with her keen intelligence and deep compassion. Passionate, funny, and down-to-earth, she’s an extraordinary storyteller with a unique ability to illuminate the psychological challenges of our times. Through hearing about her life challenges, you’ll learn about how to we deal with your own with greater awareness, humor, and self-compassion.

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist with an anthropologist’s astute eye for the fault lines between psychology and culture in America. The author of the bestseller Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, and Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders. She's published 8 books total; most recently, Seeking Peace: Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World, and is working on the forthcoming book, The Green Boat. Website: