Best Spirituality Book for Depression: “The Experience of Insight” by Joseph Goldstein


Best Spirituality Book for Depression: The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Joseph Goldstein

The Experience of Insight takes the reader through a typical insight meditation (also called “vipassana”) retreat.

The retreat, as well as the technique, is a well-known, widely practiced—and rigid—Zen meditation system.

The book also discusses Buddha’s Eightfold Truths and other Buddhist ideas.

Can this book help me overcome depression?


Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?

Yes. Selected quote:

  • “Pain is a good object of meditation. When there’s a strong pain in the body, concentration becomes strong.”

To what degree do you think this book can help me overcome depression?

Depression effectiveness rating: 4 on a scale of 1-10

Where can I find it?

The Experience of Insight on Amazon

The Experience of Insight on Goodreads

Joseph Goldstein on Wikipedia

Official Website of Joseph Goldstein


It’s Zen, only more practical. 

Get The Naked House: Five Principles for a More Peaceful Home on Amazon.


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