Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

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Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by James the Giant » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:20 am

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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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by Aloka » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:08 am

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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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by SarathW » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:57 pm

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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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:30 am

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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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by James the Giant » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:31 am

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:
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saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.
SN 9.11

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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by James the Giant » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:21 am

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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you will put an end to suffering and stress.
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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by Dhammanando » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:18 pm

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.

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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by Feathers » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:40 pm

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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Re: Have you heard any good dhamma talks on Depression?

Post by soapy3 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:05 pm

One of the best:


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