Buddhist Psychology

July 2021

A talk by Susthama Kim on “Dancing with Depression” given to the Heartland Zen Buddhist group.

17 April 2021
A talk by James Schmeiser  on “A Buddhist Approach to Dreams” 

The Amida Sangha has a long standing connection with the presentation and development of Buddhist psychology and its applications, especially for psychotherapy and counseling, but also in groupwork and in the development of our own sangha.

Psychology, including Buddhist psychology, has its roots in spiritual investigation. In Buddhism the introspective practices that have always been an important part of our spiritual training and development have naturally led to a wealth of investigation and understanding of mental states, functions and processes. This accumulated knowledge is of immense value in helping individuals to become the most they can be, and facilitating communities to grow and thrive.