Buddhist therapy

"Meditation is only one aspect...": An Interview with Prof. Wasantha Priyadarshana

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)