Going on Being (Paperback)
Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Wisdom Publications, 9780861715695, 155pp.
Publication Date: January 27, 2009
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.
About the Author
Mark Epstein, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice and the author of Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, Thoughts Without a Thinker, Open to Desire, and Psychotherapy Without the Self. He lives in New York City.