The teachers are asked how a meditator deals with episodes of depression.
Anxiety is actually a necessary part of our path. Psychotherapist Bruce Tift gives an instruction in how to relate to it constructively.
We assemble the thing we call “self” ourselves, according to Buddhist psychology. Gaylon Ferguson breaks down the five-step process of ego development.
When the storms of life hit, your body can be a place of refuge and healing. Cyndi Lee says it starts with making friends with your body.
Even when it feels like you’re lost in the universe, Emily Horn explains, you can face the unknown with a still and calm heart-mind.
You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.
Meditation wasn’t designed to heal psychological wounds, explains Debra Flics. She cautions not to see it as a replacement for psychotherapy.
Modern psychology encourages us to have a healthy sense of self, but Buddhism teaches that the self doesn’t even exist. Barry Magid says there’s no conflict.
Buddhist teacher and psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings looks at the psychological pitfalls teachers and students can fall into.
David Michie teaches us a healing meditation to purify karma and cultivate well-being.