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Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective / Edition 10
     

Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective / Edition 10

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by Mark Epstein, Jo Ann Miller
 

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ISBN-10: 0465020224

ISBN-13: 9780465020225

Pub. Date: 12/12/2004

Publisher: Basic Books


Thoughts Without a Thinker is the landmark book that brought the worlds of Buddhism and psychotherapy into contact with each other, and changed thousands of lives. Drawing upon his own experience as therapist, meditator, and patient, Mark Epstein, a New York-based psychiatrist trained in classical Freudian methods, integrates Western psychotherapy and the

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Thoughts Without a Thinker is the landmark book that brought the worlds of Buddhism and psychotherapy into contact with each other, and changed thousands of lives. Drawing upon his own experience as therapist, meditator, and patient, Mark Epstein, a New York-based psychiatrist trained in classical Freudian methods, integrates Western psychotherapy and the teachings of Buddhism.In accessible, intimate language, this enlightening guide explains the unique psychological contributions of the teachings of Buddhism, describes the path of meditation in contemporary psychological language, and lays out the possibility of a meditation-inspired psychotherapy. Mark Epstein's new introduction reflects on the impact of the book and on the evolving relationship between psychotherapy and Buddhism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465020225
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/12/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Dalai Lama xiii

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xxiii

Introduction: Knocking on Buddha's Door 1

Part I The Buddha's Psychology of Mind

Chapter 1 The Wheel of Life: A Buddhist Model of the Neurotic Mind 15

Chapter 2 Humiliation: The Buddha's First Truth 43

Chapter 3 Thirst: The Buddha's Second Truth 59

Chapter 4 Release: The Buddha's Third Truth 75

Chapter 5 Nowhere Standing: The Buddha's Fourth Truth 89

Part II Meditation

Chapter 6 Bare Attention 109

Chapter 7 The Psychodynamics of Meditation 129

Part III Therapy

Chapter 8 Remembering 163

Chapter 9 Repeating 181

Chapter 10 Working Through 203

Notes 223

Index 235

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Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first part of the book reminded me of a university professor lecturing his students. How does psychology today match up with the Buddha's Teaching? How can Western science and Western thinking benefit from the practice of Mindfulness? It was not until near the end of the book that I gained any insight into what was meant by ,"Thoughts without a thinker." It was my impression that for most of the book I was over my head in psychological theory and way to much information. That is why I can only give it a 3 star rating.
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