Dealing with depression

A talk given at the Buddhist Library in Singapore in October 2001.

Motivation

  • Meditation and setting a proper motivation for listening to the teaching

Depression 01: Motivation (download)

Gaining perspective

  • Employing both physical and spiritual practices to help depression
  • Putting our life and worries into perspective

Depression 02: Part 1 (download)

Making life meaningful

  • Making life meaningful, despite our circumstances, through spiritual practice
  • How the self-centered mind creates suffering
  • How changing our perspective changes our experience

Depression 03: Part 2 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Overcoming negative thoughts
  • Helping someone with childhood trauma, depression, suicidal thoughts, or grief

Depression 04: Q&A (download)

Conclusion

  • Meditation and conclusion of the session

Depression 05: Conclusion (download)

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