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Epstein on Buddhist Meditation and Psychoanalysis
A discussion on the views of Epstein on Buddhist meditation and psychoanalysis.
# 141998 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Therapies) , Religion and Theology (Buddhism)


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The paper discusses how Epstein maintains that Buddhist meditation can supplement psychoanalytic methods and insights. The paper asserts that in many ways, Buddhist theory and psychotherapy are closely similar and have the same goals. The paper explains that meditation can prove very valuable for therapy because it leads to a new and clear perception of reality, and, the whole problem with ego development is that it can be derailed very easily. The paper shows how meditation highlights both the ego and reality for what they are through the techniques of bare attention and concentration.

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"Epstein maintains that Buddhist meditation can supplement psychoanalytic methods and insights. In many ways, Buddhist theory and psychotherapy are closely similar and have the same goals. Meditation can prove very valuable for therapy because it leads to a new and clear perception of reality. The whole problem with ego development is that it can be derailed very easily. Meditation highlights both the ego and reality for what they are through the techniques of bare attention and concentration. Buddhist psychology begins with the concept of identity confusion and can, though meditation, complement psychotherapy's efforts to free the individual from..."

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