Healing in Early Buddhism


  • . Anālayo Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan




early Buddhism, healing, mindfulness, pain, stress-reduction


In the present article I study passages from the early discourses preserved in the Nikayas and Agamas related to healing and bearing up in the face of pain. These show that the potential of psychological means of healing, in particular through mental qualities like mindfulness, were already recognized in ancient times, instead of being a purely modern phenomenon.


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How to Cite

Anālayo, . (2015). Healing in Early Buddhism. Buddhist Studies Review, 32(1), 19–33. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.v32i1.28962



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