Josh Bartok gives advice on how to meditate without provoking unhealthy psychological states.
The teachers are asked how a meditator deals with episodes of depression.
A new article in The Atlantic says more Americans with mental illness are turning to Buddhism for mental health treatment. Experts might advise otherwise.
I’ve been a Zen practitioner for thirty years. Ten years ago I was in a deep depression. If I sat down to meditate, demons would torment me.
Meditation wasn’t designed to heal psychological wounds, explains Debra Flics. She cautions not to see it as a replacement for psychotherapy.
Perhaps these days of less sunlight are opportunities for more contemplative time, more looking deeply to see what can only be seen in the dark.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
Once I was in a meeting with a publisher to discuss a book I was writing (for which he had paid a tidy sum). He hated it. He hated me.
Josh Korda knows he is not cured—and he never will be—but through honesty and diligence he enjoys a daily reprieve from depression and addiction.
After years of treating her depression with medication and therapy, Kiera Van Gelder turned to Buddhist practice to heal.