Journey to the Center - Praise

A Meditation Workbook

“The kind of book that can change a person’s life and point the way to greater peace and happiness.”—Venerable Henepola Gunaratana, author of Mindfulness in Plain English

“There are very few books that can change the lives of their readers. Journey to the Center is one of them.”—Stanley Krippner, Professor of Psychology, Saybrook Institute

“A must for those who wish to understand the union between psychology and spirituality from inside their own lives.”—Ginny Morgan, Director, Mid-America Dharma Group

“Matthew writes with intelligence, simplicity, and respect. Wherever you are on your journey, you will find yourself in these pages supported, challenged to grow, and even entertained.”—Sarah Sadler, Director, Evergreen Cove Holistic Learning Center

“Provides a significant and meaningful approach to living in and reaching beyond our day-to-day existence.”—Rabbi Martin Siegel, Chaplain for Amtrak

“The workbook format makes the meditations easy to follow, simple to do, and very effective. Flickstein leads readers to uncover unconscious memories, discover new, positive ideas, and open the way to change. Journey to the Center is a guide to successful living.”—New Age Retailer

“Flickstein is both a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher. His attractively designed workbook on insight meditation is a fine and seamless joining of those two traditions...This is a book to do rather than simply to read, a book to work with slowly and intensely but also joyfully.”—NAPRA ReVIEW

“Matthew Flickstein gave me the catalyst I needed; his approach is fresh, gentle, and comforting.”—Linda Loewenthal, One Spirit Book Club founding editor

“Destined to become a classic in the Insight Meditation tradition...”—Shambhala Sun

“Thorough and insightful. A comprehensive pathway for the genuine aspirant who is ready to make deep and long-lasting changes in their life. It’s a journey meant for a committed practitioner of human development.”—Meditation Pathways

“Flickstein is both a psychotherapist and a meditation teacher. His attractively designed workbook on insight meditation is a fine and seamless joining of those two traditions, following a metaphorical path called the Ten Oxherding Pictures (images that correspond to stages of self-knowledge) dating from the 12th century. His initial description of our psychological being ranges over a continuum from the extreme confusion of psychosis through the ordinary confusion of normality to the clarity and perfect mental well-being of enlightenment. Each chapter provides psychological description, meditation instruction, and workbook space for personal journaling and exercises as the reader follows this path. This is a book to do rather than simply to read, a book to work with slowly and intensely but also joyfully.”—NAPRA ReVIEW