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.
We’ve all seen variations of the cliched “water droplet and ripples” image that’s used to sell spiritually minded products. An unusual twist:
A video about achieving sobriety thanks to the drug and alcohol-detoxification program taught at Tham Krabok Monastery in Thailand.
Jenna Hollenstein explores how and why she quit drinking, one of many distractions she was using to remove herself from the present moment.
Buddhism’s Fifth Precept is to abstain from taking intoxicants. Does this mean a “real” Buddhist doesn’t have a drink or a toke?
“I like to get a little out of it now and then, but I don’t like to get too out of it too much, and thus my rule is to do as little as possible of any intoxicants, including caffeine.”
Buddhadharma readers share their experience of Buddhist practice in everyday life as it relates to intoxicants.
Ram Dass led the baby boomers to psychedelic drugs, Eastern spirituality and social activism. Now he leads the graying boomers toward aging and sickness.