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Episode 14: Recovery Dharma: How to Use Buddhist Practices to Heal The Suffering of Addiction

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Episode 14: Recovery Dharma: How to Use Buddhist Practices to Heal The Suffering of Addiction

Welcome to today’s show!

 

WHAT WE’LL LEARN:

 

  • How Amy found sobriety in AA as an Atheist/Agnostic
  • How Amy was sober for 1.5 years in high school but found out she had not done enough “research” and so she kept on going/researching
  • How the culture she found in AA in Oakland, CA helped her get sober
  • What Amy thinks is the most powerful part of the program that helped with her sobriety
  • What she found that was so special in the Buddhist Recovery program
  • What are the Four Noble Truths
  • What is the Eightfold Path
  • How does one start in a Buddhist Recovery program-what about meditation?
  • How Recovery Dharma does not compartmentalize one’s substance/obsessive thinking
  • What Amy does to really deal with the suffering of her mind and why she thinks drinking is not the only problem
  • What the symbol of the Eightfold path means and the symbolism behind it
  • How you can practice using Recovery Dharma as the 11th step

 

RESOURCES MENTIONED

 

 

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  • Update as of 10/10/19: The book mentioned in Amy’s bio is: Recovery Dharma, not “The Dharma of Recovery”

 

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