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The 12 Step Buddhist

The 12 Step Buddhist Author Darren Littlejohn
ISBN-10 1416595953
Release 2009-03-10
Pages 320
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The face of addiction and alcoholism is a face that many have seen before -- it may be a celebrity, a colleague, or even a family member. And though the 12-step program by itself can often bring initial success, many addicts find themselves relapsing back into old ways and old patterns, or replacing one addiction with another. Author Darren Littlejohn has been there and back, and presents a complimentary guide for recovery to the traditional twelve-step program, out of his own struggles and successes through the study of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism. Working with the traditional 12-Step philosophy, the author first shares his own life path, and how he came to find the spiritual solace that has greatly enhanced his life in recovery. Then, he details out how his work integrating Buddhism into the traditional twelve-step programs validates both aspects of the recovery process. While being careful not to present himself as a Tibetan lama or Zen master, the author shows how each step -- such as admitting there is a problem, seeking help, engaging in a thorough self-examination, making amends for harm done, and helping other drug addicts who want to recover -- fits into the Bodhisattva path. This integration makes Buddhism accessible for addicts, and the 12 Steps understandable for Buddhists who may otherwise be at a loss to help those in need. The 12-Step Buddhist is designed to be a complimentary practice to the traditional 12-step journey, not a replacement. While traditional twelve-step programs help addicts become sober by removing the drug of choice and providing a spiritual path, they rarely delve deep into what causes people to suffer in the first place. The integration of Buddhism with the traditional process provides the wisdom and meditations that can help addicts truly find a deep, spiritual liberation from all causes and conditions of suffering -- for good.



One Breath at a Time

One Breath at a Time Author Kevin Griffin
ISBN-10 9781635651812
Release 2018-02-06
Pages 304
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Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life. Many in recovery turn to the Twelve Steps to overcome their addictions, but struggle with the spiritual program. But what they might not realize is that Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined with the lessons of the Twelve Steps, and offer time-tested methods for addressing the challenges of sobriety. In what is considered the cornerstone of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, Kevin Griffin shares his own extraordinary journey to sobriety and how he integrated the Twelve Steps of recovery with Buddhist mindfulness practices. With a new foreword by William Alexander, the author of Ordinary Recovery, One Breath at a Time takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism—the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that presents techniques and meditations for finding clarity and awareness in your life, just as it has for thousands of addicts and alcoholics.



12 Steps on Buddha s Path

12 Steps on Buddha s Path Author Laura S.
ISBN-10 9780861712816
Release 2006-03-15
Pages 183
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A pseudonymous account by a well-known author describes the spiritual journey through which she recovered from alcoholism, describing how she endured numerous electroshock treatments in a mental hospital after being misdiagnosed and her embrace of the 12 Step Program and Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism, which she synthesizes for recovering readers. Original.



Mindfulness and the 12 Steps

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps Author Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
ISBN-10 9781592859870
Release 2010-05-20
Pages 208
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A fresh resource to help those in recovery from addiction find their own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness. For those of us in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps offers a fresh approach to developing our own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or bringing one's awareness to focus on the present moment. We can revisit each of the Twelve Steps, exploring the interplay of ideas between mindfulness and Twelve Step traditions--from the idea of living "one day at a time" to the emphasis on prayer and meditation--and learn to incorporate mindfulness into our path toward lifelong sobriety.Through reflections, questions for inquiry, and stories from Buddhist teachers and others who practice mindfulness in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps will help us awaken new thinking and insights into what it means to live fully--body, mind, and spirit--in the here and now.



Refuge Recovery

Refuge Recovery Author Noah Levine
ISBN-10 9780062123091
Release 2014-06-10
Pages 288
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Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.



Eight Step Recovery

Eight Step Recovery Author Valerie Mason-John
ISBN-10 1909314021
Release 2014-01
Pages 218
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The Eight Steps outlined here take you away from the trouble of addictive tendencies to a fulfilling way of living.



Enough

Enough Author Chonyi Taylor
ISBN-10 9781559399876
Release 2010-07-16
Pages 192
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All of us are caught up in addictions—big or small. Enough! presents a practical path that releases us from the grip of negative habits and addictions that block a full and meaningful life. We can learn how to undo our habits and addictions, but to do this we have to first find their triggers. With the right techniques, we can disarm them and learn more effective ways for dealing with the pain that so often underlies our problem-causing behaviors. Without the support of effective methods, we are likely to return to our addictions when pain and painful issues arise. Chönyi Taylor helps us break through that cycle, reconnect with ourselves and others, and feel more centered in our spiritual awareness. The meditations in this book are designed to develop familiarity with states of mind that can release us from addictive patterns. Presenting the essence of Buddhism without the jargon and fusing it with Western psychology, Chönyi Taylor engagingly combines practical exercises that were developed through her workshops with meditations and stories and presents invaluable insights about how the mind works. Enough! is intended for anyone who is looking for a powerful and effective way out of addiction, regardless of religious or secular background, and is suitable for self-study or as part of a guided program.



Ordinary Recovery

Ordinary Recovery Author William Alexander
ISBN-10 0834822725
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 160
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The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander’s unique approach uses mindfulness, story, and meditation to help alcoholics and others learn to come back to the present moment and find healing there. Emerging scientific research suggests that mindfulness (a nonjudgmental awareness of our moment-to-moment experience) can help prevent addiction relapse. Ordinary Recovery is a revised edition of Alexander’s book Cool Water, with a new foreword, a new preface by the author, updates throughout the book, and a new resources section.



The Zen of Recovery

The Zen of Recovery Author Mel Ash
ISBN-10 9781497635425
Release 2014-07-29
Pages 260
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A practical synthesis of AA’s Twelve Steps and Zen’s Eightfold Path. In this compelling blend of East and West, Mel Ash shows how Zen mind and practice connect to the heart of recovery. Courageously drawing from his lifetime of experience as an abused child, alcoholic, Zen student, and dharma teacher, Ash presents a practical synthesis of Alcoholics Anonymous’s Twelve Steps and Zen’s Eightfold Path. You don’t have to be Buddhist to appreciate the healing power of The Zen of Recovery. The book makes Zen available to all seeking to improve the quality of their spiritual and everyday lives. It also includes practical instructions on how to meditate and put the book into action. Its message will help readers live more profoundly “one day at a time.”



Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780307595638
Release 2010-12-28
Pages 240
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One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha—now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up “compassion for yourself,” mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two. From the Hardcover edition.



John Marston s Plays

John Marston s Plays Author Michael Scott
ISBN-10 9781349033683
Release 1978-06-17
Pages 129
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John Marston s Plays has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from John Marston s Plays also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full John Marston s Plays book for free.



Dharma Punx

Dharma Punx Author Noah Levine
ISBN-10 9780061850011
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 272
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Fueled by the music of revolution, anger, fear, and despair, we dyed our hair or shaved our heads ... Eating acid like it was candy and chasing speed with cheap vodka, smoking truckloads of weed, all in a vain attempt to get numb and stay numb. This is the story of a young man and a generation of angry youths who rebelled against their parents and the unfulfilled promise of the sixties. As with many self-destructive kids, Noah Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, Noah looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion. While Levine comes to embrace the same spiritual tradition as his father, bestselling author Stephen Levine, he finds his most authentic expression in connecting the seemingly opposed worlds of punk and Buddhism. As Noah Levine delved deeper into Buddhism, he chose not to reject the punk scene, instead integrating the two worlds as a catalyst for transformation. Ultimately, this is an inspiring story about maturing, and how a hostile and lost generation is finally finding its footing. This provocative report takes us deep inside the punk scene and moves from anger, rebellion, and self-destruction, to health, service to others, and genuine spiritual growth.



Basic Sobriety Shambhala Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Basic Sobriety   Shambhala Buddhism and the Twelve Steps Author Eric Rainbeau
ISBN-10 9781365659492
Release 2017-08-18
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Can the Shambhala Buddhist Path of the Four Dignities be a tool for recovery? Can the tools and teachings of Shambhala work with the Twelve Step recovery principles to overcome that seeming hopeless state of mind and body?. Understanding our own basic goodness, we can face the world free from addiction without doubt or fear to engage the world helping others break the cocoons of addiction.



The Twelve Steps As a Path to Enlightenment

The Twelve Steps As a Path to Enlightenment Author Dorena Rode
ISBN-10 1941894046
Release 2014-06-26
Pages 158
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The Twelve Steps as a Path to Enlightenment - How the Buddha Works the Steps explains how the spiritual principles embodied in the Twelve Steps parallel the Buddhist teachings for reaching ultimate enlightenment. This book is perfect for Buddhists, atheists, and everyone are ready to take their personal growth to the next level. Written by spiritual teacher and life coach, Dorena Rode, this guidebook clearly presents a step by step proven method for increasing joy, making life more meaningful and destroying self-limiting beliefs. The spiritual seeker, whether in recovery or not, finds they can end their specific sufferings (addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, debting, etc) without the need to have a belief in a higher power or God.



Recovering Joy

Recovering Joy Author Kevin Griffin
ISBN-10 9781622034574
Release 2015-06-01
Pages 208
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Addiction recovery requires a serious commitment, yet that doesn’t mean it has to be a bleak, never-ending struggle. “Recovering takes us through many difficult steps of discipline, humility, and self-realization,” says Kevin Griffin .“In doing so, many of us forget that we are capable and deserving of basic happiness.” With Recovering Joy, Kevin Griffin fills in what is often the missing piece in addiction recovery programs—how to regain our ability to live happier lives. Recovering Joy offers a deeply insightful look at how we can cultivate positive mind states within the challenging context of addiction. Through reflections, self-inquiry, and mindfulness practices, Griffin reveals how we can better act in accordance with our core values, cultivate healthy and satisfying relationships, renew our sense of playfulness, and find the unexpected joys in the journey of recovery.



Step by Step

Step by Step Author Namgyal Wangchen
ISBN-10 9780861716005
Release 2009-09-08
Pages 264
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Step by Step is an easy-to-understand introduction to the meditation methods that have guided people along the path to awakening for millennia. The techniques explained in it are simple, direct, and all-inclusive, and present a time-tested means for counteracting depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and all other forms of mental suffering. Based on the teachings of Tsongkapa, the great Tibetan saint and founder of the Geluk school, the book contains all of the instruction necessary to embark on the path of transformation that the Tibetans have refined over the last 1,300 years. Included are detailed explanations of the six perfections, emptiness, the preciousness of life, and how to develop the genuine altruism that benefits all living things. Author Geshe Namgyal Wangchen provides three life-changing meditations that the reader can immediately integrate into his or her routine in order to work toward a life experience that is compassionate, confident, and full of wisdom.



12 Steps on Buddha s Path

12 Steps on Buddha s Path Author Ayya Khema
ISBN-10 9781458783493
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 228
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12 Steps on Buddha's Path is an inspiring firsthand account of what happens when life seems hopeless, and the miracle of finding out that it's anything but. The author describes her own journey of recovery from alcoholism - an astonishing passage through strange and frightening territory - and marks out the path that allowed her to emerge from that darkness as a wise and compassionate person living a life that is joyous and free. This book is a powerful and enriching synthesis of the 12-Step recovery programs and the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism. It is sure to appeal to anyone touched by addiction, including those looking for new ways to understand and work with the tried-and-true 12-Step system. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from Alcoholism and other forms of dependence, and 12 Steps on Buddha's Path offers hope and help for any one of them. Though writing anonymously out of deep respect for 12-Step policies, the author is in fact a well-known professional author, deeply involved in the recovery and meditation communities