Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart


  • Author: Mark Epstein, M.D.
  • Release Date : 1998-06-15
  • Genre: Buddhism
  • File Size: 6735978 Bytes


An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self.For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way.Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ab...

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart


  • Author : Mark Epstein, M.D.
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307830098


Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Book Description :

An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self. For decades, Western psychology has promised fulfillment through building and strengthening the ego. We are taught that the ideal is a strong, individuated self, constructed and reinforced over a lifetime. But Buddhist psychiatrist Mark Epstein has found a different way. Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds--Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ...

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767902359


Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Book Description :

A Buddhist psychiatrist challenges the preoccupation of Western psychology with the ego and its satisfaction, showing readers how to attain true happiness through Buddhist spirituality and through favoring being over doing. Reprint....

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Random House of Canada
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0767902343


Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Book Description :

A Buddhist psychiatrist challenges the preoccupation of Western psychology with the ego and its satisfaction, showing readers how to attain true happiness through Buddhist spirituality and through favoring being over doing. $50,000 ad/promo....

Open to Desire
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Open to Desire


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1592401856


Open to Desire Book Description :

A Buddhist psychoanalyst and bestselling author of three books on uniting Western psychology and Eastern spirituality shares his insights on his most commercial subject matter yet--what can be learned from the paradox of desires....

Going on Being

Going on Being


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-01-27
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861715695


Going on Being Book Description :

Before Mark Epstein became a medical student at Harvard and began training as a psychiatrist, he immersed himself in Buddhism through experiences with such influential Buddhist teachers as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. The positive outlook of Buddhism and the meditative principle of living in the moment came to influence his study and practice of psychotherapy profoundly. This is Mark Epstein's memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how the teachings and practice of Buddhism shaped his approach to therapy, as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems makes change for the better possible. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of the evolution of spirit and psyche, and a h...

Psychotherapy without the Self

Psychotherapy without the Self


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300150253


Psychotherapy without the Self Book Description :

Immersed in Buddhist psychology prior to studying Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first viewed Western therapeutic approaches through the lens of the East. This posed something of a challenge. Although both systems promise liberation through self-awareness, the central tenet of Buddha's wisdom is the notion of no-self, while the central focus of Western psychotherapy is the self. This book, which includes writings from the past twenty-five years, wrestles with the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy and offers nuanced reflections on therapy, meditation, and psychological and spiritual development. A best-selling author and popular speaker, Epstein has long been at the forefront of the effort to introduce Buddhist psychology t...

Thoughts Without a Thinker
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Thoughts Without a Thinker


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Basic Books (AZ)
  • Release Date : 2004-11-23
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0465020224


Thoughts Without a Thinker Book Description :

One of the most sophisticated integrations of therapeutic and spiritual disciplines. -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence...

Advice Not Given

Advice Not Given


  • Author : Dr. Epstein
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-01-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788171809


Advice Not Given Book Description :

Our ego, and its accompanying sense of self-doubt, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve. In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our wellbeing and both come to the same conclusion: when we give the ego free rein, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free. Our ego is at once our biggest obstacle and our greatest hope. We can be at its mercy or we can learn to mould it. Completely unique and practical, Epstein's advice can be used by all, and will provide wise couns...

Thoughts Without A Thinker
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Thoughts Without A Thinker


  • Author : Mark Epstein
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-07-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465063925


Thoughts Without A Thinker Book Description :

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. Drawing upon his own experiences as a psychotherapist and meditator, New York-based psychiatrist Mark Epstein lays out the path to meditation-inspired healing, and offers a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life....

Things Fall Apart
Score: 3.5
From 204 Ratings

Things Fall Apart


  • Author : Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141393964


Things Fall Apart Book Description :

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' A worldwide bestseller and the first part of Achebe's African Trilogy, Things Fall Apart is the compelling story of one man's battle to protect his community against the forces of change Okonkwo is the greatest wrestler and warrior alive, and his fame spreads throughout West Africa like a bush-fire in the harmattan. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. First published in 1958, Chinua Achebe's stark, coolly ironic novel reshaped both African and world literature, and has sold over ten ...