Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

by Noah Levine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062122841
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 23,389
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Noah Levine, M.A., has been using Buddhist practices to recover from addiction since 1988. He is the founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

The Process xi

Part 1 The Four Truths Of Recovery

1 Addiction Creates Suffering 3

2 The Cause of Addiction Is Repetitive Craving 11

3 Recovery Is Possible 19

4 The Path to Recovery 23

5 Understanding 27

6 Intention 41

7 Communication/Community 49

8 Action/Engagement 55

9 Livelihood/Service 65

10 Effort/Energy 71

11 Mindfulness/Meditations 77

12 Concentration/Meditations 85

13 The Path to Heartfulness 89

14 Breaking the Addiction 93

Part 2 Reflections On Recovery

15 Lynne 105

16 Jordan 113

17 Dave 125

18 Mary 141

19 Pablo 151

20 Enrique 159

21 RuthAnn 165

22 Andrea 183

Appendixes

Mindfulness Meditation Instructions 190

Heart Practices 207

Format for Refuge Recovery Meetings 227

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