This beautiful, simple book relates the basic practices and ideas of Zen Buddhism to the process of healing depression. Extremely accessible to people with little or no Zen experience as well as to longtime students of Buddhism, this book is a compassionate and spiritual approach to healing this debilitating condition.
Exploring the many issues and often difficult questions surrounding depression, Philip Martin turns to his personal battle with this disease to show how we, too, can heal ourselves through the Eastern practice of Zen. We can travel a spiritual path to get through depression - a path that not only eases the pain but mends the spirit. This groundbreaking guide reveals how to cope and rebuild our lives and even how to view the experience as an opportunity for spiritual learning and growth.