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Mark Epstein
Basic Books; Export Ed edition (1996)
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Mark Epstein's book is inspired by its lucidity. After Thoughts Without a Thinker, psychotherapy without a Buddhist perspective looks like a diminished thing. ―Adam Phillips, author of Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life.

Mark Epstein's book is inspired by its lucidity. ―Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness for Beginners. Epstein tries bravely and earnestly to make such matters of the mind and heart as clear as possible. ―Robert Coles, New England Journal of Medicine.

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Mark Epstein looks at psychotherapy from aBuddhist perspective and shows how Western thinking can be enriched by Buddhist . Thoughts Without a Thinker : Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective.

Mark Epstein looks at psychotherapy from aBuddhist perspective and shows how Western thinking can be enriched by Buddhist ideas.

Blending the lessons of psychotherapy with Buddhist teachings, Mark Epstein offers a revolutionary understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life. The line between psychology and spirituality has blurred, as clinicians, their patients, and religious seekers explore new perspectives on the self. A landmark contribution to the field of psychoanalysis, Thoughts Without a Thinker describes the unique psychological contributions offered by the teachings of Buddhism.

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Thoughts Without a Thinker is the landmark book that brought the worlds of Buddhism and psychotherapy into contact with each other, and changed thousands of lives. Drawing upon his own experience as therapist, meditator, and patient, Mark Epstein, a New York-based psychiatrist trained in classical Freudian methods, integrates Western psychotherapy and the teachings of Buddhism.In accessible, intimate language, this enlightening guide explains the unique psychological contributions of the teachings of Buddhism, describes the path of meditation in contemporary psychological language, and lays out the possibility of a meditation-inspired psychotherapy. Mark Epstein's new introduction reflects on the impact of the book and on the evolving relationship between psychotherapy and Buddhism.
  • Appreciatively introduced by the Dalai Lama, this book offers a conversation between the views of Buddhism and modern psychotherapy. (Epstein has been especially influenced by Winnicott, though Freud is by no means absent.) Part One offers psychotherapeutic reflections on the Buddha's Four Noble Truths; Part Two, the psychodynamics of Buddhist meditation; Part Three, therapy described as remembering, repeating, and working through. "Thoughts without a Thinker" lays a more analytically detailed foundation for the ideas expressed in the same author's more popular treatment, "Going to Pieces without Falling Apart" (1998). The latter is more anecdotal and easily skimmed; "Thoughts without a Thinker" is a deeper, more serious treatment, engaged with a broader range of philosophers and practitioners on both sides of Epstein's equation. For those who take one great spiritual tradition as seriously as psychotherapy, and vice-versa, this is a sympathetic, creative contribution.

  • So I ordered this book for a class on Buddhism I took just to get my general education requirements out of the way and honestly it’s the best and worse class I’ve ever done. This book and the class that taught it up at app state literally changed my life I went from a chemistry major with a minor in biology to a double major between chemistry and religion and I can blame it all on this book. So I got the paperback edition and I still keep it in my bedside drawer at home and I still read it from time to time. But this book makes you think about religion in a new way, it try’s and makes the reader open up there perspective about how they approach religion and religious thought. As a atheist I have always been a little skeptical about religions but this book went on not to change my mind about my lack of faith but on how I should look at people who do have religions and how there thinking is going to be different then my own because of the simple reason that they have faith. I’m telling you this is a great book, I absolutely love it and its one of the few books I can stand to reread. If you are curious about Buddhist thought, religious thought, or even religion in general this is defiantly the book you should read.

  • The complex ideas to which I'm referring are ] the roadblocks the Western mind faces in comprehending Eastern philosophy. As usual, Epstein elucidates these concepts with experiences drawn from his own life and work as a psychologist. There is nothing facile about the text, and I admit there are many times when I flip back and go over a passage a second time, but I always come away comforted from reading a book by Mark Epstein. We all suffer from the effects of random chatter in our heads. Epstein shines a light on some of the likely sources of that chatter and helps us to understand that thoughts are not the enemy. It is only our reaction to those thoughts that create the problems from which we all suffer. Highly recommended.

  • Epstein, who was exploring Buddhism and studying psychotherapy at the same time, is an ideal person to relate the two. His book is both scholarly and personal as he presents his own struggle to reconcile them.

    Stating that the Buddha may have been the original psychoanalyst, Part I of the book, "The Buddha's Psychology of Mind," introduces the Buddha's psychological teachings in the language of Western psychodynamics. To begin with, Freud and the Buddha agreed that we can't "find our enlightened minds while continuing to be estranged from our neurotic ones." We must have the courage to experience our suffering. The first truth of the Buddha is (in Epstein's words) "the inevitability of humiliation." Doubts about the self are inevitable. The maturational process is to go into the doubt rather than away from it. Finally, the Buddha had a "vision of a psyche freed from narcissism." Epstein weaves stories of himself and his patients throughout this section.

    In part II, "Meditation," he explains, in psychodynamic terms, the basic Buddhist strategy of bare attention, showing the relevance these techniques still have for us. "It is the fundamental tenet of Buddhist psychology that this kind of attention is, in itself, healing." The challenge of this method is clear in this sentence: "What the meditator must keep confronting is her own capacity for conceit or pride, her own instinctive thirst for certainty, her own ability to co-opt the meditative process for narcissistic ends. Meditation is a means of indefatigably exposing this narcissism." This section is wonderfully descriptive of the experience of meditation.

    Part III, "Therapy," uses Freud's treatise on the practice of psychotherapy to consider how to integrate the Buddha's teachings into that practice. What Epstein discovered is that the practice of Buddhist meditation helps develop the presence and the nonjudgmental attention that are crucial for a therapist. This is an exceptional book.

  • This book can be tough to read in spots if you don't have a basic grasp of psychology and know some of the big names in psychology and what their theories were, but that doesn't take away from the insight and inspiration that this book delivers.

    I'm an engineer by degree and career path. I know very little about Frued, Winnicott and others, but the way the Buddhist principles were related to all of the scientific theories in the book drove me to do some low level wikipedia research to expand my understanding of what the book talks about. It unlocked a deeper level of understanding to this material.

    I am analytical and mathematical by nature, but my spiritual side has always longed to come out. This book provides another bridge in between these two seemingly opposite things and shows how they can work together to achieve a better understanding of my place in the world.

  • I was pulled in immediately. Great perspective and informative on Buddhism. Perfect for someone in the psychology field or interested in the field who is also interested in meditation and Buddhism. Should be utilized more often in western practice.

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