Going to Pieces without Falling Apart
Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness New edition
By (author) Mark (Mark William) Epstein
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Going to Pieces without Falling Apart by Mark (Mark William) Epstein
Book DescriptionFor 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 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. Drawing on events in his own life and stories from his patients, Going to PiecesWithout Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780767902359
(220mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
Publisher: Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark (Mark William) Epstein
Going on Being, Paperback (March 2009)
By chronicling how Buddhism and psychotherapy shaped his own growth, the author of "Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart" has written an intimate chronicle of the evolution of spirit and psyche and presents a highly inviting guide for anyone seeking a new outlook on life.
Psychotherapy without the Self, Paperback (October 2008)
Engaging with the teachings of the Buddha, as well as those of Freud and Winnicott, this book offers a look at desire, anger, and insight and helps reinterpret the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and central concepts, such as egolessness and emptiness in the psychoanalytic language of our time.
Open to Desire, Paperback (January 2006)» View all books by Mark (Mark William) Epstein
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.
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Author Biography - Mark (Mark William) Epstein
Mark Epstein, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice and the author of Thoughts Without a Thinker. He is a contributing editor to "Tricycle: The Buddhist Review" and clinical assistant professor of psychology at New York University. He lives in New York City.
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