Open to Desire
The Truth About What the Buddha Taught
By (author) Mark (Mark William) Epstein
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Open to Desire by Mark (Mark William) Epstein
Book DescriptionA masterpiece. . . . It teaches us how not to fear and repress, but to rechannel and harness the most powerful energies of life toward freedom and bliss. ROBERT THURMAN It is common in both Buddhism and Freudian psychoanalysis to treat desire as if it is the root of all suffering and problems, but psychiatrist Mark Epstein believes this to be a grave misunderstanding.In his controversial defense of desire, he makes clear that it is the key to deepening intimacy with ourselves, each other, and our world.Proposing that spiritual attainment does not have to be detached from intimacy or eroticism, "Open to Desire" begins with an exploration of the state of dissatisfaction that causes us to cling to irrational habits. Dr. Epstein helps readers overcome their own fears of desire so that they can more readily bridge the gap between self and other, cope with feelings of incompletion, and get past the perception of others as objects. Freed from clinging and shame, desire s spiritual potential can then be opened up."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781592401857
(229mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Gotham Books
Publisher: Gotham Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
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.
Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Mark (Mark William) Epstein
A new path to fulfillment that combines lessons from meditation and psychotherapy to offer a radical alternative to the rigid Western prescription for happiness.
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Author Biography - Mark (Mark William) Epstein
Mark Epstein, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City who lectures frequently about the value of Buddhist meditation for psychotherapy. His previous books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, and Going on Being. He is a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and has written many articles for Yoga Journal and O: The Oprah Magazine.
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