Going On Being: Life At The Crossroads Of Buddhism And Psychotherapy
Going on Being: Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Before he began training as a psychiatrist, Mark Epstein immersed himself in Buddhism through influential teachers such as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. Buddhism's positive outlook and the meditative principle of living in the moment profoundly influenced his study and practice of psychotherapy. Going on Being is an intimate chronicle of Epstein's formative years as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems can help anyone change for the better. Epstein gives readers a deeply personal look into his life, thoughts, fears, and hopes, while detailing the influences that have shaped his worldview. Inspiring in its honesty and humility, Going on Being is a compassionate, brilliant look at how uniting the worlds of psyche and spirit can lead to a new way of seeing reality.
"This brilliant, compassionate book is rich in insight: the author describes his own journey, not just as a psychiatrist, but as a spiritual seeker like the rest of us. Whether he is relating as a counselor, a friend, a student, a partner, or a parent, his jouney is universal, descibed in liquid prose...