Quarterly Book Reviews

Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction

by Valerie Mason John and Dr. Paramabandu Groves Book Available at: Amazon.com In their new book, Valerie (aka Vimalasara) and Dr. Paramabandu  have  combined their backgrounds in Buddhist studies, addiction counseling and psychology to provide us with a refreshing new look at eight steps we can take on a road to recovery from addiction.  This book […]

Ethical Mindfulness by David Smith

E-BOOK REVIEW by Rebekah R. In the book “Ethical Mindfulness”, Dave Smith shares his story of recovery and uses it to show us how the simple foundations of Buddhist practice can help us where ethics are concerned, stressing the importance of balancing our meditation practice with an ethical lifestyle. At age 11, his older sister […]

Refuge Recovery – A Buddhist Path To Recovery From Addiction

NWBR BOOK REVIEW – By Rebekah R. Book available at: Amazon.com Noah Levine is a world renowned counterculture author and Buddhist meditation instructor who has taken a different approach to recovery than that of just the 12 Steps, combining it with that of Buddhism and its Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path. That is […]

Review of Buddhism & The Twelve Steps workbook

by Kevin Griffin A recovery workbook for individuals and groups available at https://www.createspace.com/4580491 In June 2013, we had the privilege of hosting Kevin Griffin for an evening Dharma talk and a daylong meditation workshop at a beautiful temple here in Woodinville, WA.  It was a great success for our organization and the participants raved about […]

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