The Benefits of Psychotherapy for Buddhist Students

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ilqjL-tlcQ&feature=em-uploademail[/youtube]On his recent teaching tour of the Eastern US, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche spoke at Tibet House US. There he answered an audience member’s question about how psychotherapy can complement our practice of the Buddhist teachings.

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