Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction

A Workshop by Acclaimed Teacher Dean Sluyter

Sunday, August 5, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. ($25)

Dean will speak at Sunday Service, free and open to all, at 10:30 a.m. the same day.


Join award-winning author Dean Sluyter as he shares methods and insights for cutting through the fear, anxiety, anger, and addiction that seem epidemic these days.


Whether you’re afraid of speaking or dating or death, whether you’re angry at the traffic or your partner or your job, whether you’re addicted to doughnuts or drugs or your phone, you can reconnect with your natural inner wholeness so that these afflictions begin to loosen up and fall away.


Known for his warm, funny, down-to-earth style, Dean draws on contemporary research as well as his decades of practice with awakened sages from Tibet to New Jersey. He lays out simple but powerful techniques of body, mind, voice, and perspective for opening to the clear, problem-free space that’s always within you.


In this workshop, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter will share simple but powerful methods of body, mind, voice, and breath for opening to the clear, problem-free space that’s always within you. Drawing on both traditional enlightenment teachings and contemporary research, he’ll lay out practical steps for—

  • letting go of compulsive overthinking,
  • easing anxiety-induced insomnia,
  • loosening the bonds of addiction,
  • overcoming the fear of death,
  • finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity,
  • connecting to life’s underlying wholeness—the ultimate cure for fear.

For more information, contact Judith at dre@universityuus.org.

Dean Sluyter Workshop


Dean Sluyter (pronounced “slighter”) has taught natural methods of meditation and awakening for over 40 years, from corporate headquarters to maximum security prisons. He is a grateful student of sages in several traditions and the author of five books, including the back-to-back Amazon stress-management bestsellers Natural Meditation and Fear Less.

Dean has appeared frequently in national media such as The New York Times, NPR, the Dr. Oz Show, and O, the Oprah Magazine. He is known for his warmth, clarity, wit, and down-to-earth approach, and for making authentic, life-transforming methods accessible and easy. Find more at DeanWords.com.


“Om meets Wheeeeeee! Sluyter careens merrily from the Buddha to Willie Nelson, from prison stories to The Wizard of Oz, but it all leads us—step by practical, loving step—toward a life of peace. Who knew that learning how not to be freaked out could be so much fun?”
—Michael Kane, author of Heal Your Broken Heart