Going on Being

  • by Mark Epstein
  • Narrated by Mark Epstein
  • 2 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before Mark Epstein became a medical student at Harvard and began training as a psychiatrist, he immersed himself in Buddhism through experiences with such influential Buddhist teachers as Ram Dass, Joseph Goldstein, and Jack Kornfield. The positive outlook of Buddhism and the meditative principle of living in the moment came to influence his study and practice of psychotherapy profoundly. Going on Being is Epstein's memoir of his early years as a student of Buddhism and of how Buddhism shaped his approach to therapy, as well as a practical guide to how a Buddhist understanding of psychological problems makes change for the better possible.

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Blissfull commuting

Having been a fan of the author's books for many years selected him for the first audio book to purchase. Wasn't disappointed one bit. So nice to have the book read in the author's wonderful voice. Much more powerful than turning pages, leaves the mind free to ponder the ideas being provided. Took a long trip in the car and played the book from my PDA through a cassette converter into my car radio. Driving time flew by. Didn't achieve enlightenment this trip but there is always tommorrows commute.

Recommend the book highly. Wonderful bridge of western psychology for one side of the brain and eastern wisdowm for the other.
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- Joseph

Lucid Teaching for Living In the Moment

Mark Epstein is a brilliant psychiatrist (Harvard undergrad and Harvard Medical) and a practicing Buddhist. He first began to practice buddhism during his undergraduate days at Harvard, spending time at Naropa in Boulder, CO, and with various Buddhist teachers in the Boston area. His world view of what it means to live an enlightened life, to be present, is deeply informed by the intersection of the best of Buddhist and Western psychology. This intersection is a very fertile place for us. Mark reads his work in a delightful and engaging style. This, and all his books, are highly recommended.
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- Brian Michael Fielding

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2002
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio