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).
“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 Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.
Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...
Human nature has an inbuilt tendency towards addiction. All of us can struggle with this tendency, but for some it can destroy their lives. Fortunately, recovery is widespread too. What can the Buddha’s teachings offer us in our recovery from addiction? They offer an understanding of how the mind works, tools for helping a mind vulnerable to addiction, and ways to overcome addictive and obsessive behaviour, cultivating a calm, clear mind without anger and resentments. We have created a series...
By Vimalasara on Thu, 10 Oct, 2013 - 15:40This book is by two experts in the field who also happen to be practising Buddhists will be available from January 2014 in the UK and April 2014 in North America.
On the 17th of November 2013 we will be releasing our 21 Day Meditation Recovery, a series of 15 minute meditations - great if you are pushed for time to sit for longer. You will be able to download the meditations from here.