According to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, to be enlightened is to be free of obsessions. Given that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, I usually feel very far from that ideal.
Mental Health Archives
Please note that these articles are not intended to provide treatment options for those who may suffer from clinical depression or other forms of mental illness.
Jack Kornfield, Judy Lief, and Bodhin Kjolhede examine the influence of Western psychology on Buddhism. Introduction by Ajahn Amaro.
Brandon Dean Lamson recalls how he turned away from his decision to commit suicide, and went to go sit zazen instead.
It took an illness of the brain for Meg Hutchinson to discover the inherent sanity of her own mind. Her breakdown was actually a breakthrough.
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.
Four physicians and long-term meditators explain why both antidepressants can have an important role to play in treating depression.
Buddhadharma readers share their experience of Buddhist practice in everyday life as it relates to depression and mental illness.