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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Epstein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Epstein, often where they are interviewed.

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31 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Epstein. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Epstein, often where they are interviewed.

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How to Get Over Yourself, With Mark Epstein (RECAST)

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Author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein's books include Thoughts Without a Thinker, and Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart. His latest book, Advice Not Given, uses Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path as a roadmap for spiritual and psychological growth. According to Mark, Buddhism and psychotherapy arrive at the same conclusion: when we give the ego free rein, we suffer, but when the ego learns to let go, we are free.

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Dec 28 2020 · 39mins
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3 Questions, with Mark Epstein of True Health New Mexico

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3 Questions, with Mark Epstein of True Health New Mexico

Oct 29 2020 · 23mins

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Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Mark Epstein M.D. – Ep. 241

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In this extended conversation Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Mark Epstein M.D. discuss the history of scientific studies on the effects of meditation training since Buddhism's migration to the West and encounter with materialists, psychotherapists and poets.

Settling down after their annual Buddhism and Psychotherapy gathering, Bob Thurman and Mark Epstein reflect upon their twenty plus years teaching together, the on-going dialog between mental health care-givers and Buddhist Psychonauts, highlighting the teachers and teachings which impacted their work, writing and personal journeys.

Candidly sharing details about his next book, Dr. Mark Epstein describes his academic career, the untold stories behind his groundbreaking writings and the moments his life long studies of psychology have put him on the front lines of the mindfulness revolution through his patients, colleges and in his participation in historic scientific studies.

This episode includes: an exploration of the influence of the historical Buddha, Freud, Ginsberg, John Cage, D.W. Winnicott, D.T. Suzuki, Tsongkhapa, 14th Dalai Lama, Yeshi Dhonden, Gelek Rimpoche, wives and close family have had upon Professor Thurman and Dr. Epstein, an introduction to Abhidharma, and the relationship between Buddhist Inner Sciences, Vajrayana, yoga and modern psycho-therapeutic practice.
Sep 01 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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Tibet House US Menla Conversations: Mark Epstein M.D. – Ep. 241

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In this extended conversation Robert A.F. Thurman and Dr. Mark Epstein M.D. discuss the history of scientific studies on the effects of meditation training since Buddhism's migration to the West and encounter with materialists, psychotherapists and poets.

Settling down after their annual Buddhism and Psychotherapy gathering, Bob Thurman and Mark Epstein reflect upon their twenty plus years teaching together, the on-going dialog between mental health care-givers and Buddhist Psychonauts, highlighting the teachers and teachings which impacted their work, writing and personal journeys.

Candidly sharing details about his next book, Dr. Mark Epstein describes his academic career, the untold stories behind his groundbreaking writings and the moments his life long studies of psychology have put him on the front lines of the mindfulness revolution through his patients, colleges and in his participation in historic scientific studies.

This episode includes: an exploration of the influence of the historical Buddha, Freud, Ginsberg, John Cage, D.W. Winnicott, D.T. Suzuki, Tsongkhapa, 14th Dalai Lama, Yeshi Dhonden, Gelek Rimpoche, wives and close family have had upon Professor Thurman and Dr. Epstein, an introduction to Abhidharma, and the relationship between Buddhist Inner Sciences, Vajrayana, yoga and modern psycho-therapeutic practice.
Sep 01 2020 · 1hr 15mins
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#52 Buddhism, Psychology & The Trauma of Everyday Life with Mark Epstein

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Mark Epstein, M.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy. Mark discusses the ways in which trauma weaves its way through the story and life of the Buddha, the difference between discipline and control and how narratives and feelings intersect and why both are useful. We also chat about the importance of integrating pain and grief into our lives and the fallacy of thinking that things ever "return to normal". 

Find out more about Mark at markepsteinmd.com and on Facebook.

Mark's Book Recommendations: The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala and the 6 volumes of My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Songs featured: "Eyes Closed and Traveling" by Peter Broderick and "Tiny Apocalypse" by David Byrne

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May 15 2020 · 1hr 43mins
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Mark Epstein: The Importance of Uncertainty

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This pandemic moment is asking us to truly reckon with the idea of uncertainty — challenging our neat narratives of the future and our notions about who we’re supposed to be.

This episode’s guest is Mark Epstein, a fellow upstate New Yorker and author of the beautiful book Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself, in which he explores the intersection of Western psychotherapy and Buddhism — and what each tradition has to offer us with regard to loosening the ego’s grip.

In this conversation, we take a deep dive into how the pandemic is interrupting all the usual stories we tell ourselves, why it’s not unlike being on an unplanned meditation retreat, and how all this reclusive downtime beckons us — or maybe even forces us — to take a closer look at who we think we’re supposed to be.

Key takeaways from this conversation:

  • How the pandemic is interrupting (and aggravating) our identities as “productive” people
  • The importance of resting with uncertainty and how it challenges our notions of the self
  • How meditation can bring hidden thoughts to life & give us more choice about what we’re thinking
  • Why this moment is asking us to reckon with the impact our behavior has on the world


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Favorite Quotes

“I think it’s so easy to extrapolate from this moment as if we know what’s going to happen in a week, or a month, or three months, or six months, or a year. And this is one of those situations. The Buddha was always talking about it, of the importance of uncertainty. That really, we don’t know what the next moment is going to bring.”

“For myself, I feel like all those retreats that I’ve been on, they really help. Because this way of living is so much like being on retreat. You can sort of feel what the weather is going to be the next day, but you don’t know much more than that.”

“In this time when people are much more secluded than they’re used to, when they’re quarantined, when they’re in the home, when they don’t quite know what to do with themselves, there’s a real opportunity to bring this quality of mindful awareness to the particulars of one’s life. There’s a real opportunity to be much more alive, and awake, and aware in one’s day-to-day life.”

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Apr 21 2020 · 58mins
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Episode 428: Mark Epstein, MD. Buddhism, Psychotherapy and Trauma

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Today it's about one of the subjects that has always intrigued me on its own--buddhism--but also intrigued me within the context of therapy, and more specifically, trauma. Mark Epstein, M.D. is my guest today. Mark is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy.

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Mark's books include Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire, Psychotherapy without the Self and The Trauma of Everyday Life and his latest work, Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself (Penguin Press). He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.

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Feb 20 2020 · 41mins
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Ep. 107 – Meditating on Selflessness with Robert Thurman & Mark Epstein

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For Episode 107 of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon is joined by Mark Epstein and Bob Thurman.

This episode was recorded live at Tibet House in 2018. In this recording, Sharon, Mark and Bob discuss the topic of the ego, related to the self, through the lens of Buddhist Psychology, and how that relates to our sense of well-being. Bob leads a guided meditation on the topic, followed by questions from the audience.

Sep 25 2019 · 1hr
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Ep. 17 – Advice Not Given with Dr. Mark Epstein

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This week on The Road Home Podcast, Ethan shares a conversation with Dr. Mark Epstein about the intersection of Western psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology.

May 21 2019 · 42mins
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Interview: Mark Epstein, lawyer - MUST LISTEN -

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In this episode host Trevor Dale and lawyer Mark Epstein discuss the many facets of real estate law as it pertains to buying both new construction and pre-existing homes. The real gem from this conversation is how it spans the different areas from real estate law to family law to wills and estates, to inheritance and so much more.

This was one of the most fascinating conversations that I've had on the topic and I'm glad that I was able to capture it for you.

May 14 2019 · 29mins
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