Dealing with Emotions

About this section:
In the course of one day, we experience so many emotions. Some, such as genuine love and compassion, are valuable. Others, such as attachment, anger, closed-mindedness, pride and jealously, disturb our mental peace and lead us to act in ways that hurt ourselves and others. These pieces help us to examine our disturbing attitudes and negative emotions and to explore some antidotes to pacify and transform them.


Dealing with Depression
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Buddhist Library, Singapore
Tue, 30 Oct 2001

[RealAudio files]

Meditation & setting a proper motivation for listening to the teaching [6 minutes] : Download | Listen

Dealing with Depression I [22 minutes] : Download | Listen

Dealing with Depression II [22 minutes] : Download | Listen

Question & Answer session [28 minutes] : Download | Listen

Questions covered (Start-time for each question is indicated at the end):

  • How do you overcome repetitive, depressive, negative thoughts? 0:07
  • How to help somebody who had a very traumatic event happen when he was a child. 6:15
  • Sorrow, pain, depression are real feelings that we should feel. Could you comment on feeling our pain? 9:39
  • Grief over the loss of someone dear. 13:16
  • How do we deal with somebody whom we care about going through their habitual kind of depression, and with our own frustration at not being able to help? 14:43
  • If we know somebody is suicidal, how much help do we give them and when do we let go? 21:18
  • What if the person who is depressed is not a Buddhist? 25:28
  • How do you help a person who has attempted suicide? 27:50

Meditation & Conclusion [5 minutes] : Download | Listen


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