Ego, Disrupted. How Buddhist Wisdom Meets Western Therapy with Dr. Mark Epstein

Psychotherapy and Buddhist thought have long been considered separate worlds - psychotherapy is about optimizing the mind and minimizing the impact of emotional trauma, while Buddhist practice emphasizes letting go of control.

The two approaches are not mutually exclusive.

In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Mark Epstein, psychotherapist and bestselling author, to discuss the intersection of Eastern and Western thought.

We discuss the critical importance to “getting over yourself,” the power of mindfulness coupled with traditional psychotherapy, and how performance-minded people can achieve more by letting go.

If you’d like to learn more about Dr. Epstein and his work, go to


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