Buddhist Teachings and the Twelve Steps of Recovery

For many including me, Buddhist teachings have been useful tools in recovery.  Buddhist teaching and the eightfold path are consistent with twelve step teachings.  I had the opportunity to interview an expert on the issue at the KTD Monastary in Woodstock, New York.  Watch and find out how Buddhism can enhance your addiction recovery.

 

 

Rise & Grind: An Innovative Program in Reno, Nevada Designed for Women in Recovery

Grant Denton and Lisa Moore came together to create “Rise and Grind”, an innovative program in Reno, Nevada, designed specifically for women in recovery from substance abuse and inter-related mental health issues.   The majority of women in recovery also suffer from eating disorders, get addicted faster and have a higher relapse rate.  That’s why what Denton and Moore and doing is so important and ground-breaking.  They are equalizing the playing field for women in recovery!!!

Denton, Moore and participants in the Rise & Grind program.

The 90 day Rise and Grind program includes a weekly course on healthy eating and a daily workout at 6 a.m. at American Iron Gym.   The program is intended to build muscle, self-esteem and discipline.   Moore told us the ladies “get clean and sober – and they stop doing drugs, but then they need to learn how to do the nutrition part of it the working out part of it.”   Denton added it’s a 90 day program that is intended to be integrated into a long-term recovery program.   Rise & Grind graduates get a one year free membership to American Iron Gym when they graduate.   For more information visit www.facebook.com/riseandgrindreno.    Denton and Moore are serious players in recovery but also know how to have fun.  Below is video they recreated to celebrate the graduation of a 2018 class.  GREAT WORK!!!!!

Meditation, Chanting and Buddhist Practice for Addiction Recovery

We look at how Buddhism can benefit people in recovery. We are joined by Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery based in Woodstock, NY. In this segment, we look at role of meditation and chanting in Buddhist spirituality to tame our minds, manage the “Monkey Mind.” FMI check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Basic Buddhism for Newcomers

Learn about how Buddhism can benefit people in recovery. We are joined by Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery based in Woodstock, NY. In this segment, we look at the basics of Buddhism for newcomers. FMI, check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Buddhist Teachings and Twelve Steps of Recovery

Learn how Buddhism can benefit people in recovery. With Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery, we look at how to integrate Buddhism into your twelve step practice and learn to love yourself. FMI check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Dharma and Addiction Recovery

We discuss, with Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery, the inter-relationship among the Dharma, the spiritual teachings of Buddhism and Addiction Recovery. Learn about inherent goodness or Buddha Nature. And check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Buddhism, Addiction Recovery and Forgiveness

Part two interview with Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery, in Woodstock, NY. Meet the Llama and and see below for series on the inter-relationship between Buddhism and the twelve steps of recovery. He discusses meditation not medication and forgiving yourself. For more information, check out the KTD Monastery website.

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Buddhism and Addiction Recovery

Listen to part one of a two-part interview with Llama Tsultrim Yeshe of the KTD Monastery based in Woodstock, NY on Buddhism and addiction recovery. Below are links that feature a series of videos that describe the inter-relationship between Buddhism and the twelve steps of recovery.

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