Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Book to read: Mark Epstein, "Thoughts Without a Thinker"


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.



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