Dr. Wasantha Priyadarshana is Head of the Department of Buddhist Culture at the Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
In this interview he explains some of the principles which underpin Buddhist Ayurvedic Counselling & Psychiatry (BACP) which is used by Manasa Ayurveda.
As Dr. Wasantha Priyadarshana explains, this approach encompasses more than simply mindfulness: "we can use not only meditation, but also other aspects..." It is a comprehensive system and encompasses methods of:
- Sila (behavioural therapy)
- Samatha-Samadhi (mental therapy)
- Vipassana-Panna (cognitive therapy)