By Dr. Mark Epstein M.D.
Immersed in Buddhist psychology ahead of learning Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first seen Western healing ways throughout the lens of the East. This posed anything of a problem. even though either structures promise liberation via self-awareness, the principal guiding principle of Buddha's knowledge is the thought of no-self, whereas the crucial concentration of Western psychotherapy is the self. This e-book, such as writings from the earlier twenty-five years, wrestles with the complicated dating among Buddhism and psychotherapy and gives nuanced reflections on treatment, meditation, and mental and religious development.
A best-selling writer and renowned speaker, Epstein has lengthy been on the leading edge of the hassle to introduce Buddhist psychology to the West. His distinct history allows him to function a bridge among the 2 traditions, which he has chanced on to be extra appropriate than firstly thought. attractive with the lessons of the Buddha in addition to these of Freud and Winnicott, he deals a compelling examine wish, anger, and perception and is helping reinterpret the Buddha's 4 Noble Truths and central concepts similar to egolessness and vacancy within the psychoanalytic language of our time.
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