At the Tuesday night class, I suggested we pick another book. One nomination was Mark Epstein's book, "Thoughts Without a Thinker". The book holds a special place for me as the first Buddhist book that really made me interested in Buddhism--not just sitting meditation, but Buddhism. It was given to me by a therapist during the period following my first wife's death, when I had begun sitting but had not really delved into the roots of meditation beyond reading Jon Kabat Zinn's "Full Catastrophe Living." I liked the book very much and re-read it several times and bought copies for friends. Epstein is a Freudian psychoanalyst in New York and a follower of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The book nicely presents Buddhist psychological insights.
Let's plan on discussing it a month from November 9th.