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Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective | [Mark Epstein]

Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective

Upon its first publication, this path breaking book launched an explosion of interest in how Eastern spirituality can enhance Western psychology. Since then, the worlds of Buddhism and psychotherapy have been forged into a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life. In his insightful introduction, Mark Epstein reflects on this revolution and considers how it is likely to evolve in the future.
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Upon its first publication, this path breaking book launched an explosion of interest in how Eastern spirituality can enhance Western psychology. Since then, the worlds of Buddhism and psychotherapy have been forged into a revolutionary new understanding of what constitutes a healthy emotional life.

In his insightful introduction, Mark Epstein reflects on this revolution and considers how it is likely to evolve in the future.

©2004 Mark Epstein (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Mark Epstein’s book is inspired in its lucidity . . . After Thoughts Without a Thinker, psychotherapy without a Buddhist perspective looks like a diminished thing.” (Adam Phillips, author of On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored)

“A groundbreaking work…The book will take its place among the classics of the literature of meditation.” (Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You Are)

“A marvelous book that is at once scholarly and fresh, informative and personal.” (Stephen A. Mitchell, author of Freud and Beyond)

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    Kindred44 03-02-13
    Kindred44 03-02-13
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    "Thank you Mark Epstein!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes definitely! Mark Epstein was one of the first buddhism teachers I discovered and his psychology background intrigued me when I was a young college student. The first book I read was Going on Being, and since then I've learned so much about meditation and buddhism and I reread that book recently and realized how he was the first one I read that started me on this path. I am continuing my path with all of his books on audio now. This one, Thoughts without a thinker, is my favorite!


    What other book might you compare Thoughts Without a Thinker to and why?

    It's a stand alone book.


    What about Mark Epstein’s performance did you like?

    That he reads it, that he makes it feel like you are there talking with him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! And I have more than once.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kate 06-11-13
    Kate 06-11-13
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    "Hmmmmm depends on what you are seeking"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If you are a psychotherapist and want insight into using Buddhism for your practice, this might be a good read for you.

    If you are a Buddhist who doesn't want psychotherapy but you want an argument for going anyway, this might work.

    For me, I found it interesting but unconvincing for my life. I felt he spent most of the time justifying why Buddhism and psychotherapy make good partners and I still only partially agree. I think those in psychotherapy would benefit from Buddhist thought but rarely the other way around.


    Did Thoughts Without a Thinker inspire you to do anything?

    Not really


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