Obstacles to Higher Awareness: The Five Kleshas

For many people, 2020 marked a year of great suffering. The combination of the ongoing pandemic, racial discord, political strife, and financial uncertainty has, by many accounts, led to increased worry and fear. In June, the Center for Disease Control reported that the prevalence of anxiety disorder among adults in the United States had increased more than threefold from the previous year. By October, 30% of American adults surveyed fit the diagnostic criteria for anxiety, depression or substance abuse. Read more here