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Enlightened Insights into Mental Illness
The Following is from Brad Warner's blog: Hardcore Zen : Anonymous
in the comments section of my previous post said: The
serious question then - does being enlightened give you any insight - from a
theoretical perspective, not how to fix it - or what mental...
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Zen Practice and Schizophrenia
This article was originally published over at the Icarus Project ... Here  Meghan Jisho Caughey discusses her experiences with Buddhist meditation and being diagnosed with schizophrenia... When I was fifteen years old I discovered the teachings of the Buddh...
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche: on Psychosis
Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave these pieces of advice to specific individuals for specific situations. All of the names have been changed to respect each individual's privacy. You are advised to consult a qualified mental health practitioner or your general practi...
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Medication or Meditation? Often Both...
The following post is from James Ure , a  Zen Buddhist who follows in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. James enjoys teachings from all Buddhist traditions and is influenced by Taoism and Secular Humanism. James is a nature lover and l...
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Exorcism of psychosis
Maha Kola mask In an
American poll, Gallup and Newport (1991) identified that one-forth of the of
those asked believed in ghosts and one-tenth had seen or been in the presence
of a ghost. Whilst having no place in the world as it is understood by Western
ps...
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MUSIC FOR THE REMOVAL OF DISASTERS
A new and contemporary way of invoking Achalanatha (Japanese: Fudo Myo-o, 不動明王).  Find out more about Achalanatha here .
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Buddhism and Mental Illness - Ven Ajahn Brahm

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Spiritual Self-Defence - by Ven Aggacitta
Ven Aggacitta leading the monks to receive food Just as there are various stances found in the self-defense techniques
of Chinese kungfu e.g. The Praying Mantis, The Drunken Master, and so
on, there are 5 techniques available to us in the art of Spiritual
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Psychosis, Spiritual Disturbance or Charm?
Dr. Phang Cheng Kar (MD)  is based in Malaysia. His interests include  Psychology, Psychiatry,
Mental Health, Buddhist Psychotherapy, General Buddhism and Dhamma Sharing. Dr Zhen-Phang  set up a free Mindful Gym in Malaysia 2012 and has made recordings of g...
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Buddhism, Psychiatry and Chronic Disease: The Role of Mindfulness in Modern Medicine
The following essay is the Spirituality and Psychiatry
Special Interest Group
Prizewinning Essay of 2012. It was written by  Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden of  King’s College Hospital London.  I t demonstrates recent excellent examples of how  Buddhism continues t...
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Can Buddhism Cure Mental Illness?
Rev. Sumita Hudson Rev. Sumita Hudson is a
Buddhist Minister, ordained by the International
Order of Ministers , which is endorsed by the Buddhist Sangha of
Southern California. He is an attendant at the Pittsburgh
Buddhist Center and a council member of th...
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Teachings with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche: Prevention of Depression
The venerable Ringu Tulku Rinpoche shares his thoughts on the prevention of depression. Filmed in the Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist centre in Dublin during April 2010.
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