Dr. Mark Epstein’s Thoughts Without A Thinker discusses psychotherapy with a Buddhist perspective in a very coherent manner. It makes on appreciate the breadth of Buddha’s teachings as it extends towards ‘Applied Buddhism’ as it were.

When one removes the ceremonial trappings from Buddhism, it is essentially a study of how to contemplate upon, how to tame and to discipline, and eventually how to conquer one’s mind. What better discipline than to apply it with than psychology and psychotherapy.

Epstein’s book is a classic and an informative and thought-provoking intellectual read which expands our minds to an additional way of considering both Buddhism and psychotherapy.

I highly recommend Thoughts Without A Thinker.

(c) Niconica 2012

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