Mental Health in Bhutan_ Listening for Bridges

[Event] UBC: Mental Health in Bhutan: Listening for Bridges

Western modes of understanding and treating mental illness arrived in Bhutan in the 1990’s and co-exist with traditional healing approaches based in Buddhism and an adaptation of Tibetan medicine.  In this talk Dr. Tietjen will discuss the state of mental health treatment in Bhutan today. Based on her experience of providing psychotherapy to Bhutanese patients … Continue reading [Event] UBC: Mental Health in Bhutan: Listening for Bridges

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[Blog] A Reflection on Dr. James Robson’s Public Lecture on Meditation, Mindfulness and Mental Health at Emmanuel College

By Crystal Beaudoin After reading the title of Dr. Robson's lecture, "A Crazy History of Buddhism: On Buddhist Mental Institutions and Meditation / Mindfulness," I anticipated a very interesting evening. Indeed, Dr. Robson did not disappoint his audience. Dr. Robson is the James C. Kralik and Yunli Lou Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at … Continue reading [Blog] A Reflection on Dr. James Robson’s Public Lecture on Meditation, Mindfulness and Mental Health at Emmanuel College

[Blog] Navigating Cultural Differences: A Buddhist Approach to Mental Health – An Informal Discussion (UBC, March 22nd, 2016)

By Ngoc Le VANCOUVER - On the night of March 22nd, scholars, experts, and the general public gathered for a discussion about cultural differences in psychotherapy practices and how Buddhism can be a viable factor in bridging the gap. Panel speakers included: Dr. Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, a Pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at … Continue reading [Blog] Navigating Cultural Differences: A Buddhist Approach to Mental Health – An Informal Discussion (UBC, March 22nd, 2016)

[Blog] Madness and Buddhist Compassion – A Talk by Dr. Mark Unno (UBC, March 21, 2016)

By Shanshan Zhao On March 21, 2016, the Buddhism and Contemporary Society at the University of British Columbia welcomed Dr. Mark Unno from the University of Oregon, with his guest lecture titled “Madness and Buddhist Compassion.” In his lecture, Dr. Unno examined various definitions of "madness" in both Western and Japanese contexts, its social impact … Continue reading [Blog] Madness and Buddhist Compassion – A Talk by Dr. Mark Unno (UBC, March 21, 2016)