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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.

©2009 Mark Epstein (P)2009 Mark Epstein

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great read

Ended so abruptly, fantastic book otherwise. Excellent content, easy to follow and expanding in both psychotherapy and Buddhism.

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Self or no self? That isn't he question!

Dr Epstein gives an inspiring discussion of Zen therapy weaving in Buddha's teachings very skillfully.

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It's nice to hear of others ' experiences but there will never be other than that.

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Brilliant integration of psychology and spirituality

I deeply enjoy Dr. Epstein’s books and writings! Even better to have them read to you!

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Couldn't get past the narration

I've heard great things about this book, guess I'll have to get the written version if I want to read it, because Mark should NOT have narrated this...