ME6210: Buddhist Psychotherapy

ME6210 Buddhist Psychotherapy (3 credits) (3-0-6)

This course teaches the Buddhist analysis of the individual and the conceptual world with special reference to the teaching of the five aggregates, six sense bases and corresponding objects, eighteen elements, 22 faculties, four great elements, six elements, four foods, three humors, and dependent co-origination. The analysis of mental illnesses, problematic behaviors and psychosomatic disorders will be further discussed. The applicability of basic Buddhist teachings for psychotherapy, the therapeutic theories and approaches of Buddhist Psychotherapy based on the Visuddhimagga and the relevance of Buddhist psychotherapy in the global context is offered.