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    • Advice Not Given

    • A Guide to Getting Over Yourself
    • By: Mark Epstein MD
    • Narrated by: Mark Epstein MD
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 254

    Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. In Advice Not Given, Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places and, until recently, had nothing to do with each other, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free reign, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • An author's personal reflections

    • By Jim on 06-07-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Going to Pieces without Falling Apart

    • A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness
    • By: Mark Epstein MD
    • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 248
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      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 210

    Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds - Buddhism and Western psychotherapy - Mark Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful and insightful

    • By MossyFernForest on 10-21-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Thoughts Without a Thinker

    • Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective
    • By: Mark Epstein M.D.
    • Narrated by: Mark Epstein M.D.
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 254
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      4 out of 5 stars 214
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      4 out of 5 stars 208

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Mark Epstein!

    • By Kindred44 on 03-02-13

    Regular price: $19.99

    • The Trauma of Everyday Life

    • By: Mark Epstein M.D.
    • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people; it is the bedrock of our psychology. Death and illness touch us all, but even the everyday sufferings of loneliness and fear are traumatic. In The Trauma of Everyday Life renowned psychiatrist and author of Thoughts Without a Thinker, Mark Epstein uncovers the transformational potential of trauma, revealing how it can be used for the mind's own development. Western psychology teaches that if we understand the cause of trauma, we might move past it while many drawn to Eastern practices see meditation as a means of rising above, or distancing themselves from, their most difficult emotions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is what i call a GREAT book

    • By Virginia on 10-04-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Going on Being

    • Buddhism and the Way of Change
    • By: Mark Epstein M.D.
    • Narrated by: Mark Epstein M.D.
    • Length: 3 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    Going on Being is Mark Epstein's memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Blissfull commuting

    • By Joseph on 02-25-03

    Regular price: $13.27

    • Psychotherapy Without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective

    • By: Mark Epstein
    • Narrated by: Dean Sluyter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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 wrestles with the complex relationship between Buddhism and psychotherapy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Challenging and Enlightening

    • By Constant reader on 10-07-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Loyal Son

    • The War in Ben Franklin's House
    • By: Daniel Mark Epstein
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America's founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness - even his grandfatherly appearance - are legendary. But this image obscures the scandals that dogged him throughout his life. In The Loyal Son, award-winning historian Daniel Mark Epstein throws the spotlight on one of the more enigmatic aspects of Franklin's biography: his complex and confounding relationship with his illegitimate son, William.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Narrative

    • By Jean on 08-07-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Ballad of Bob Dylan

    • A Portrait
    • By: Daniel Mark Epstein
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a vivid, full-bodied portrait of one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century - a man widely regarded as the most important lyricist America has ever produced. Acclaimed poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein frames Dylan against the backdrop of four seminal concerts - all of which he attended. Beautifully written, The Ballad of Bob Dylan is a unique, eye-opening portrait of an artist who has transformed generations and continues to inspire and surprise today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book, excellent narration

    • By L chandler on 12-22-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • What the Buddha Felt

    • A Buddhist Psychiatrist Points the Way to Uncommon Happiness
    • By: Mark Epstein
    • Narrated by: Mark Epstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 32
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      5 out of 5 stars 27
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      5 out of 5 stars 26

    Where do we find the tools we need to heal - and then go further - to create a life of uncommon and authentic happiness? The answer, teaches Mark Epstein, may lie in the insights of one of the world's greatest psychologists - the Buddha. What the Buddha Felt uncovers a quiet revolution occurring in the West today: the merging of modern psychotherapy and ancient Buddhist meditation techniques to help us face even the most challenging emotional obstacles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great read

    • By Tiffany on 06-15-17

    Regular price: $12.23

    • The Lincolns

    • Portrait of a Marriage
    • By: Daniel Mark Epstein
    • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
    • Length: 21 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 69
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      4 out of 5 stars 70

    In 1974 the historian Fawn Brodie predicted that a "sensitive study of the Lincoln marriage will not always defy biographers". Until now, it has. The only book-length treatment of the marriage was published in 1953, when scholars lacked today's resources and were still struggling with deep-seated prejudices about Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Now Daniel Mark Epstein has produced an incisive and balanced portrait of the Lincolns.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By F. Elizabeth Hauser on 12-14-08

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Hannukah Lights

    • Stories from the Festival of Lights, Volume 2
    • By: Lucjan Dobroszycki, Daniel Mark Epstein, Marie B. Jaffe, and others
    • Narrated by: Theodore Bikel, Elliott Gould, Amanda Karr, and others
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Recollections of childhood celebrations are brought together here, from the Yiddish translation of "A Visit from St Nicholas" to a mother reminiscing about her childhood Hannukah celebrations - or as her Gentile friends call it, "Jewish Christmas".

    Regular price: $9.10

    • CatoAudio, March 2006

    • By: Richard Epstein, Mark Moller, Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily, and others
    • Narrated by: Bill McGregor
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Richard Epstein and Mark Moller on Kelo, NSA spying, and the Constitution; Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily on economic freedom in the Arab world; Mark Skousen on the political predilections of Benjamin Franklin; Robert Enlow on the economic evidence supporting school vouchers; Joel Miller on what big government is costing ordinary Americans; and in this month's Feature, Stephen Davies on the history of liberty in Eurasia.

    Regular price: $9.95