#412. The Zen of Therapy | Mark Epstein

Ten Percent Happier
January 17, 2022
#412. The Zen of Therapy | Mark Epstein
Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

Psychiatrist Dr. Mark Epstein, discusses his new book The Zen of Therapy, in which he explores how his decades of studying and practicing Buddhism has influenced his work as a therapist. 

In this episode, Dan and Mark discuss: the immense value of developing a clear and warm relationship to your own dysfunction; anger; how much people can actually change; how Buddhism has influenced Mark's practice as a psychotherapist; and Mark’s formative relationship with the legendary spiritual teacher and ex-academic Ram Dass.

This interview was recorded live as part of an online benefit for New York Insight Meditation Center and Cambridge Insight Meditation Center – two great institutions, both worth checking out and supporting. 

Be sure to check out TPH’s newest show, Childproof, available wherever you get your podcasts. 

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