Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

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James the Giant
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Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

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Have you heard any good dhamma talks regarding depression?
I looked on dharmaseed, and I get only four hits for the keyword "depression".
I remember Ajahn Brahm has a couple, and I have already listened to them, so I'm looking for talks from other teachers.

Many thanks in advance for any links to talks you can give me.
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you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Hi James,

I haven't listened to it, but there's a talk on depression from Ajahn Amaro (who's the abbot of Amaravati Monastery UK) and I usually find his talks helpful.

http://www.abhayagiri.org/audio/depression


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Hi James
The following link may some help.

Is depression a feeling (Vedana)?

http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=21543
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James the Giant wrote:I looked on dharmaseed, and I get only four hits for the keyword "depression".
How did you get only four? With a Google site search you should get over 3,000. Just go to Google and paste in:

site:www.dharmaseed.org depression
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Dhammanando wrote:
James the Giant wrote:I looked on dharmaseed, and I get only four hits for the keyword "depression".
How did you get only four? With a Google site search you should get over 3,000. Just go to Google and paste in:

site:www.dharmaseed.org depression
huh, how odd. Thanks for that. :anjali:
Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Actually no, that didn't work. There were indeed about 3000 results, but they were all for the same 4 talks.
Hmmm... :shrug:
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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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James the Giant wrote:Actually no, that didn't work. There were indeed about 3000 results, but they were all for the same 4 talks.
Hmmm... :shrug:
Oh, I see.
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta

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Some of us have been trying to assemble a sort of resources thread: Tools for managing depression

It's a bit thin, but there might be something useful in there - and it would be wonderful if you could add anything useful that you find.
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Dhammawheel thread on tools for managing depression

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One of the best:

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