Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mark Epstein, MD

Narrated By: Patrick Lawlor

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: February 2015

Duration: 5 hours 4 minutes


Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart shows us that happiness doesn't come from any kind of acquisitiveness, be it material or psychological. Happiness comes from letting go. Weaving together the accumulated wisdom of his two worlds—Buddhism and Western psychotherapy—Mark Epstein shows how "the happiness that we seek depends on our ability to balance the ego's need to do with our inherent capacity to be." He encourages us to relax the ever-vigilant mind in order to experience the freedom that comes only from relinquishing control.

Drawing on events in Epstein's own life and stories from his patients, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart teaches us that only by letting go can we start on the path to a more peaceful and spiritually satisfying life.


  • Melissa Boyle

    As a new psychotherapist and beginner student of Buddhism Mark Esptein's work speaks to me on a personal and professional level.