"This brilliant, compassionate book is rich in insight: the author describes his own journey, not just as a psychiatrist, but as a spiritual seeker like the rest of us. Whether he is relating as a counselor, a friend, a student, a partner, or a parent, his jouney is universal, descibed in liquid prose that flows effortlessly."--Mandala
"Going on Being opens the door on what it means to understand ourselves, to grow and to change"-Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness
"A calm comes over me when I read Mark Epstein's work. Going on Being extends Eptsein's vision and provides a personal memoir of his introduction to Buddhist thought in the context of transformative relations ships with some remarkable men."
-Stephen A. Mitchell, author of Freud and Beyond
"Through a graceful and generous recounting of his own quest for healing, Mark Epstein brings together core insights of Buddhism and psychotherapy in a way that is newly illuminating. It will go among the handful of books that I keep near me for those times when I reach for true solace."-Noelle Oxenhandler, author of The Wishing Year
"Going on Being affirms the goodness of our existence and encourages an openness that keeps us fresh."
-Michael Eigen, Ph.D., author of Rage
"Lucid and thoughtful."-Elle
"Like the best Buddhist masters, Epstein tells wonderful stories, full of wisdom and flashes of inspiration. From the stories emerges a way of being and seeing."-Booklist