About the Author

Mark Epstein

Mark Epstein is a psychiatrist in private practice. He is a contributing editor to Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and has been a student of Buddhist meditation for the past 25 years. Mark Epstein is the author of Thoughts Without a Thinker, Going to Pieces...

What the Buddha Felt

A Buddhist Psychiatrist Points the Way to Uncommon Happiness

Mark Epstein

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Sigmund Freud once said that the best outcome that psychotherapy can offer is a return to “common unhappiness.” But what about those of us with higher aspirations? Where do we find the tools we need to heal—and then go further— to create a life of uncommon and authentic happiness? The answer, teaches Mark Epstein, may lie in the insights of one of the world’s greatest psychologists—the Buddha. What the Buddha Felt uncovers a quiet revolution occurring in the West today: the merging of modern psychotherapy and ancient Buddhist meditation techniques to help us face even the most challenging emotional obstacles. Join the acclaimed author of Thoughts Without a Thinker and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart to explore:

  • The psychology of the Buddha’s awakening
  • “Bare attention,” a powerful inner resource for facing fear, sadness, anger, and other difficult emotions
  • Buddhism’s six realms of suffering (and the six antidotes)
  • Looking, Smiling, Embracing, and Orgasm—a tantric map to spiritual evolution, and more

Why do so many of us feel a pervasive sense of dissatisfaction in our lives? Do our problems lie in the traumas of the past? Or is the solution right in front of us, in the scope of our immediate awareness? What the Buddha Felt unravels these crucial questions—and invites each of us to discover the possibility of a happiness beyond our everyday minds.

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Contents 1 Audio Download (3 hours)
Date Published October 29, 2009
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-382-9
Product Codes 0545w, w545w, aw00545w

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Customer Reviews

By JenR
Date Added: Sunday 1 December 2013
If you're interested in Buddhism and in psychoanalytic ideas, this is for you! As a long-time fan of Epstein's "Thoughts without a Thinker", this series of talks was fascinating and thought-provoking, inviting deep reflection. Each of the four talks takes the listener to new places in the synthesis of ideas from two great traditions. I've listened to it repeatedly and each time found something new.
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By Nicole Urdang
Date Added: Friday 27 April 2012
Excellent in every way.
Enjoyable, enlightening, and engaging.
Mark Epstein peppers his talk with personal experiences, which adds a dimension of humanity not always found in teachings of this depth.
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