There are many paths up and around the proverbial mountain of the self. One I’d like to share with you is called Vipassana.
I won’t attempt to explain the practice as I think the dhamma.org site does it very well. I will just say the 10 days I spent in silence, introspection, with vegetarian meals and beautiful scenery was better than every vacation I’ve ever had.
Oh, one more thing… Did I mention that it costs nothing to attend and one cannot donate or apply for service unless you have finished a 10 day course?
Check it out @ http://www.dhamma.org/