Update: Event sold out / NYC: ABC News’s Dan Harris to talk meditation and happiness with Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, & Mark Epstein

harrisComing to the JCC in Manhattan on Monday, May 5: “Meditation and the Skeptic: How a Group of America’s Leading Mindfulness Teachers Convinced a Jaded TV Newsman to Meditate, and Become 10% Happier.”

Is meditation realistic for those of us with demanding jobs and ambitious goals? Is compassion incompatible with high-stakes, competitive professions? Can meditation really make you happier? Join Dan Harris, author of the new book, 10% Happier, as he explores these questions and more with his friends, the meditation teachers Mark Epstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Joseph Goldstein. There will be a reception and book-signing with all the presenters following the program. The event will run from 7pm to 9pm, with a $15 admission. Update: this event is now sold out.