Why are so many of us having such weird dreams these days? How do we successfully interact with family members while on lockdown? Are we all experiencing some sort of trauma? These are just some of the questions with which we grapple during this discussion with Dr. Mark Epstein. It is no exaggeration to say that Mark has played a pivotal role in my life. My then-fiancé (and now wife), Bianca, gave me one of Mark's books (called Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart) back in 2009, and it genuinely changed my life. It was my first introduction to Buddhism. And to hear someone with actual medical experience (Mark is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist) extol the virtues of meditation made me reconsider a practice I had long considered ridiculous. In this chat, we also talk about blurring the line between meditation and therapy, and the profound value of not taking yourself too seriously. Enjoy.
Where to find Mark Esptein online:
Twitter: @Mepstein108 / https://twitter.com/Mepstein108
Facebook: Mark Epstein, MD / https://www.facebook.com/markepstein108/
The Trauma of Everyday Life / https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Everyday-Life-Mark-Epstein/dp/0143125745
Other Resources Mentioned:
Joseph Goldstein / https://www.dharma.org/teacher/joseph-goldstein/
Roberth Thurman / https://bobthurman.com/
Ram Dass / https://www.ramdass.org/
Samuel Beckett / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Beckett
Jack Kornfield / https://jackkornfield.com/
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Full Shownotes: https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast-episode/mark-epstein-247
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