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The Great Teacher

He, the Great Teacher, is a front. Find out what’s inside him, what’s behind his appearance, where he comes from (in you). Ponder as often and for as long as is feasible: not thinking, but in the same way that you would find the balance on a bike for the first time. Be patient when you feel his presence in all its forms as you [continue reading…]

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A revolution in psychiatry

In the 1980s there was a revolution in psychiatry that claimed to offer science-based cures for depression and various other so-called disorders of the mind.

Prozac and similar antidepressant drugs flooded the western world. And yet [continue reading…]

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Read this before watching the documentary

This film is about how a specific form of Buddhist meditation, known as vipassana, can change the state of one’s heart and mind – emotions, moods, feelings and thoughts – and so change one’s behaviour and [continue reading…]

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How is Adaptation Practice different from Mindfulness and CBT?

Over recent years a lot of people have asked me about Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). What do I think of them? Is Mindfulness good for depression? Isn’t Adaptation Practice the same? I tell them that Mindfulness is an excellent first step. But only [continue reading…]