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The Silver Thread: A Dialogue with Death

The Upanishads are one of the primary religious texts of Hinduism. The Upanishads primarily address the mystical (mysterious)concerns of life, which are (1) The creation of the world; (2) The nature of death. There are 11 Major Upanishads and 4 minor ones. The Katha Upanishad is the second (2), and one of the most famous. […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: A Dialogue with Death:1

The Silver Thread: A Dialogue with Death:1

The Upanishads are one of the primary religious sects of Hinduism. The Upanishads primarily address the mystical (mysterious) concerns of life, which are (1) The creation of the world; (2) The nature of death. There are 11 major Upanishads and four minor ones. The Katha Upanishad is the second (2), and one of the most […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: The Death of Integrity

The Silver Thread: The Death of Integrity

When I was raised, integrity was a high value. Integrity means the possessing of strong, honest, and moral principles, which transcend personal comfort, ostracism, or life. I was raised Jewish. The history of the Jews is replete with martyrs who sacrificed themselves rather than renounce their religious beliefs. They held to principles and gave their […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Three Poisons II – The Snake: Aversion

Aversion is the fundamental rejection of what is occurring in our life at the moment. Aversion is a rejection of the situation we are in; rejection of our physical situation, the way someone is acting toward us, the traffic moving too slowly, the home team losing, the computer broken, or a panoply of situations that […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: The Three Poisons

The Silver Thread: The Three Poisons

A most common motif in Buddhist art is the sacred wheel of life. It is frequently represented in many Buddhist paintings or Tanka’s and signifies samsara, the moving wheel that leads to the cycle of death and rebirth. As people, we are stuck on this wheel and condemned to this endless cycle of death and […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: Seeking Enlightenment? Take a pill.

The Silver Thread: Seeking Enlightenment? Take a pill.

I am reading Michael Pollen’s new book, “How to Change Your Mind”. It largely focuses on the recent history and dynamics underlying the uses of LSD and psilocybin. It discusses the experience of taking these drugs, the history and the therapeutic use of psychedelic mushrooms, and the colorful history of pioneers like Tim Leary, and […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature I was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. It is hot and humid. My allergies were aggravated by the heat and dampness. I was also a lonely, angry and depressed child, which may have tainted my perspective about that city. Through that child’s eyes though it […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

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