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Refuge Recovery

What’s a Refuge Recovery Meeting Like? Published on January 2, 2019 on Recovery Ways After leaving treatment, attending mutual aid meetings are a great way to continue your recovery. You meet other people who...

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Buddhist Recovery Summit

The Buddhist Recovery movement is based on using the Dharma to overcome the suffering arising from addiction. By Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) and the Northwest Dharma Association (NWDA) are sponsoring...

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The Practical Tool of Meditation

By Thomas B. I had my first meditation experience early in my second year of recovery, shortly after I received my one-year medallion at the original Manhattan Group in New York City in November...

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A Buddhist Path to Recovery

A more diverse world of treatment options casts a wider net for addicts who’ve fallen through the cracks. By Mark Hay Originally published in GOOD on February 18, 2016 At the age of 18,...

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The Buddha and Bill W.

By Regina Walker Originally published on March 3, 2015 in The Fix. AA is often accused of being a Christian cult, but it has a lot more in common with Buddhism than many may...

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AA as “stealth Buddhism”

By Thom L I’ve sometime heard at meetings in western Massachusetts that AA is “stealth Buddhism”. I like to think of the historical Buddha as one of the first addictions counselors. He observed that...

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps

By Roger C. There would appear to be much in common between Buddhist thought and the 12 Step recovery program practised by some in AA. A number of books have made the connection between...

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A Buddhist’s Views on AA

The difficulty the program struggles with isn’t in its basic prescription. The trouble instead resides in the way that message is often presented. By Taiyu In Buddhism there is a myth about a hell-realm...

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Mindfulness and the 12 Steps

Review by Roger C. There would appear to be much in common between Buddhist thought and the 12 Step recovery program practiced by some in AA. A number of books have made the connection...