Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Meditation and Trauma - An Interview with Vajradevi

By The Abhayaratna... on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 11:52

Meditation and Trauma - An Interview with Vajradevi

By The Abhayaratna... on Thu, 2 Dec, 2021 - 11:52

In this interview, Jinavamsa asks Vajradevi if trauma surfaces, could that be the result of long term practice or is it something we are doing, or not doing in our approach? And could meditation teachers benefit from some training to recognise when people they teach are coming up against trauma and acute anxiety?

Watch video interview here

You can also catch up with the rest of our mental wellbeing and the Order series here

Triratna in the Buddhist World
Triratna in the Buddhist World

Buddhist tips for mental wellbeing in London

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 09:51

Buddhist tips for mental wellbeing in London

By Munisha on Thu, 28 Oct, 2021 - 09:51

During the pandemic the UK’s much-loved National Health Service (NHS) has been developing online resources to support mental wellbeing in London, with the help of the major religions present in London.

The project ’Good thinking: digital wellbeing for London’ offers a wide range of free online help including problems with sleep, low mood, stress; also for parents, young people, employers and employees.

In the ‘Faith and belief communities’ section you’ll find ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing and Buddhism’, the ‘Good Thinking’ project’s resources developed...

Abhayaratna Trust
Abhayaratna Trust

Let's Talk About Mental Health

By The Abhayaratna... on Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:25

Let's Talk About Mental Health

By The Abhayaratna... on Wed, 9 Jun, 2021 - 11:25

In addition to our regular work, this year the Abhayaratna Trust is focusing on mental health – an important area of wellbeing in the Order – through a series of interviews. This month, Advayasiddhi, a clinical psychologist based in Copenhagen, talks with the Abhayaratana Trust’s Utpalavajri. 

Watch on YouTube

Triratna Resources
Triratna Resources

Mental Health Resources

By mokshini on Tue, 22 Nov, 2016 - 18:04

Mental Health First Aid

Firstly, see a mental health aid website

This, in the words of the site, “…is the initial help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is sought.”

There is information about “first aid strategies” for responding to people having panic attacks, or who are suicidal, or other mental health problems.

The site also points you to places where you can get mental health first aid training – including England, Scotland, Finland and some other countries. It looks...