Repentance in Chinese Buddhism: Implications for Mental Health Professionals

  title={Repentance in Chinese Buddhism: Implications for Mental Health Professionals},
  author={Kin Cheung (George) Lee and Alice Oh and Qianru Zhao and Fang-Yi Wu and Shiyun Chen and Thomas Diaz and Chez Kuang Ong},
  journal={Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health},
  pages={210 - 226}
ABSTRACT Repentance in Chinese Buddhism is a common practice for monastics and lay practitioners to repent for transgressions and commit to corrective actions guided by Buddhism. Regardless of the significance and prevalence of repentance, little is known about its psychological effects and implications for counseling. In response to the American Psychological Association’s guidelines to respect clients’ cultural practices, this article addresses the research gap by elucidating the practices… 
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