Do you struggle with how to respond to being triggered, or with painful habits that you just can’t shift? Help is at hand. Due to be published this May, this illustrated pocketbook will help give you courage to take your life back into your own hands.
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Read on to find out about our latest podcast episode, a new addition to the books available on our website, and a chance to catch up with our latest book launch.
New podcast episode with Vimalasara It’s always good news when one of our books starts selling well. But in this case, the popularity of Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction points to the rise of compulsive and addictive behaviour and thought over lockdown and beyond. Dhammamegha...
Dr. Paramabandhu Groves is the co-author with Dr. Jed Shamel of ‘Mindful Emotion - A Short Course in Kindness’, and the pioneering spirit behind the Breathing Space project in London. Using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy he specialises in recovery work with those suffering from long-term depression and addiction issues.
As you might expect from someone who has lived for 30+ years in Dharma-centred community, Paramabandhu has also turned to developing resources for mental health based around core Buddhist practices...
Originating in North America, Buddhist Recovery programmes have spread like wildfire over the past ten years. Noah Levine has created Refuge Recovery, Kevin Griffin has connected 12 Steps to the Dharma, and there are many other Buddhist Recovery variations out there. In Triratna we now have Eight Step Recovery (ESR) - Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction, an initiative spearheaded by two Triratna Order Members, Dr. Paramabandhu Groves and Vimalasara (featured in this video).
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery November 7, 10-3 pm
It’s natural for us to seek comfort from the pain in our lives. In doing so we often develop strong habits that are largely unconscious and can lead to varying degrees of obsession, compulsion and addiction. This is known in Buddhism as the realm of Hungry Ghosts – where we can never be satisfied even when we are surrounded by enough.
“This book provides a spiritual pathway to recovery for people from any faith tradition, as well as for those who are not religious, and for those who suffer from addiction as well as those who are simply aware of the suffering associated with the human condition. This is a book for everyone!” —Chris Cook, PhD, director of the Project for Spirituality, Theology & Health, Durham University, United Kingdom
“Blending Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery with traditional Buddhist teachings and personal stories, the authors give us a wise and compassionate approach to recovery from the range of addictions. This comprehensive approach will be a valuable tool for addicts and addiction professionals alike.” —Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42Starting November 14th! On our new ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm, we will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We will use the Eight...
In today’s FBA Dharmabyte, “Taking Awareness Deeper,” Paramabandhu draws on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher. He invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health – especially to problems with depression and addiction. In this excerpt, he talks about taking awareness deeper to really get a sense of impermanence ‘in our bones’.