1- What does Buddhism say about “mental illness” and why does it occur in people? Is it considered a biological condition as it is in the West or not? And is it seen as an issue of burning off negative karma?
2- My teacher discourages use of antidepressants but my therapist recommends them strongly. I’m at a loss and am not finding middle ground. What is your take on this?
3- Muslim and Christian fundamentalism seem to be moving the world toward a polarization that is very frightening. Are you frightened by these movements? How do you imagine engaging with them in a meaningful way?