By Dr. Mark Epstein M.D.
Immersed in Buddhist psychology ahead of learning Western psychiatry, Dr. Mark Epstein first seen Western healing ways in the course of the lens of the East. This posed anything of a problem. even though either platforms promise liberation via self-awareness, the primary guiding principle of Buddha's knowledge is the thought of no-self, whereas the imperative concentration of Western psychotherapy is the self. This publication, including writings from the previous twenty-five years, wrestles with the complicated dating among Buddhism and psychotherapy and provides nuanced reflections on remedy, meditation, and mental and non secular development.
A best-selling writer and renowned speaker, Epstein has lengthy been on the leading edge of the trouble to introduce Buddhist psychology to the West. His targeted historical past allows him to function a bridge among the 2 traditions, which he has chanced on to be extra suitable than first and foremost thought. enticing with the lessons of the Buddha in addition to these of Freud and Winnicott, he bargains 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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