Can Zen Buddhism help preventing and/or overcoming depression, an illness that afflicts 320 million people worldwide? This book by Claudia Dias Baptista de Souza, Monk Coen, says yes and shows how. Important and admired Brazilian Buddhist monk, with over 18,200,000 followers of her posts on Youtube, Coen reveals how Buddhism views depression and teaches its precepts to deal with the malady, as she tells stories and cases from her fascinating life in Brazil, Europe, the US and for almost a decade in a monastery for nuns in Nagoya, Japan.
The World Health Organization forecasts that by 2020 depression will be humanity’s most incapacitating illness. This data should be enough to prove the relevance of SUFFERING IS AN OPTION. Two weeks after publication, the book had already sold 3,000 copies, going to its third reprint in just over a month.
Publication/Status: by Bella Editora (Brazil) in September 2017. Sold to 20|20 (Portugal). [112 pages]