Theoretical and practical approach to analyze the psycho-somatic illnesses based on the fundamentals of Buddhism, Buddhist culture and Āyurveda.
The aims and objective of the course is to promote
Physical well-being - arogyaparama labha
Mental well-being – santutthiparamam dhanam
Social well-being – vissasaparama nati
Spiritual well-being – nibbanam paramam sukham
of individual and the society. This is a combination of Buddhist teachings, Buddhist Āyurveda, astrology and Buddhist rites and rituals. The ancient Sri Lankan monasteries and educational centers practiced these subjects as a whole in order to achieve the above aims and objectives. In this system the psychiatry and counseling methods are applied in cultural context in order to confirm its acceptability and sustainability. The following areas of study are included in the curriculum.
Historical Background of Buddhist Āyurvedic psychiatry and Counselling
Buddhist Āyurvedic Concepts of Health and Hygeine
Buddhist Āyurvedic Analysis of Human Personality
Buddhist Āyurvedic Analysis of Mental Disorders
Buddhist Āyurvedic Methods of Treatment in Psychiatry and Counselling