Larry Christensen, Ph.D. on Zen, psychotherapy and recovery.
Larry spoke at the 12-Step Buddhist Group in Portland, OR on June
Thanks to Clay Giberson for the podcast music.
About the Podcast
Readings and meditations from sacred Buddhist masters. Discussion of methods, techniques, and ways to integrate the essential principles of Buddhist recovery.
In The 12-Step Buddhist (Atria 2019) we clarified the consistencies between being an addict in traditional 12-Step recovery and the practice of Buddhist recovery within that framework. These days we have alternatives such as Refuge Recovery and Dharma Recovery, its spinoff. But these are still somewhat limited systems for many reasons that we explore.
When recovery gets stale, addiction gets ready for action. It's time to freshen our perspective of addiction and recovery from the ground up. Buckle up!
Take your spirituality in recovery to the next level with Compassionate Recovery: Mindful Healing for Trauma and Addictions (2022 Rainbow Light Media). This new approach is open, universal, and inclusive of LGBTQ+ in recovery, those with mental illness, high ACE scores, inmates, and other marginalized groups. It is the integration of known science and the technology of mind training. This point of view is directly applicable to your recovery, no matter what your recovery program.
Learn to practice easy-to-follow instructions, with powerful effects. Enhance and strengthen your emotional stability in recovery. Discover self-compassion, the wisdom of generosity, and the secrets of self-compassion and compassion for others.