Valerie Mason-John talks to Lion’s Roar’s Rod Meade Sperry about the Buddhist Recovery approach to contending with addiction.
When life was at its worst, breath was her companion. Now in recovery, Rev. Sarah Siegel finds the breath is still her path to love and a sense of peace.
The Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017 will run from October 20 to 22 at the Gwinwood Retreat Center in Lacey, Washington.
With Brooklyn Zen’s 12-Step Sangha, Luke Holland, brings together people with addictions of all kinds, to find support in Buddhism and the 12 steps.
Author and Zen teacher Ezra Bayda say our Buddhist practice involves cultivating awareness of our addictions to comfort, self-judgement, thoughts, identities, and fears.
Buddy Nielsen, founding singer of Senses Fail, tells Lion’s Roar how his Buddhist practice is helping him come to terms with his traumatic past.
Author Paul Garrigan tells how Buddhist monks in a Thai temple helped him to drop his drinking, and even the very idea that he was an addict.
Noah Levine uses Buddhist principles and meditation practices to help people take refuge from the terrible suffering of substance abuse.
Rod Meade Sperry uncovers a Buddhist connection on a recent podcast interview with one of his favorite punk bands.
Addiction mocks hope, kills people, destroys families. David Swick reports on how mindfulness practice is helping people change.