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Bringing a Buddhist Perspective to Counselling
by Venerable Thubten Chodron©
Shan You Counselling Centre, Singapore
Oct 2001

[RealAudio Files]

Part 1 [23 minutes] : Download | Listen
Part 2 [15 minutes] : Download | Listen
Among the topics covered:
- Getting people to get in touch with their feelings and motivation, and learning to evaluate these
- Similarities and differences between Buddhism and Therapy
- Ego, selflessness, sense of self
- Differentiating between love and attachment
- Teaching the 4 opponent powers (purfication practice) in a therapeutic context
- How our compassion for others can help to heal ourselves
- The role of ethical discipline in therapy

Question & Answer [23 minutes] : Download | Listen
- Mistaken idea of what compassion is
- How to help people to be honest about their mistakes
- Counselling one who's yearning for love and acceptance
- Helping people who have difficulty loving themselves
- Preparing one's mind before counselling others


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