Here are some resources that were posted on our Prison Dharma Talk Listserv a couple of months back, about Buddhism and AA:
*www.judithragir.org for a downloadable series of 12 Step talks
by a Buddhist priest/teacher. They’re in MP3 format (iPod friendly)
and appropriate for anyone interested in working the steps.
*book: The Zen of Recovery by Mel Ash
Twelve Steps on Buddha’s Path by Laura S.
*Here’s a book on the subject:
An excerpt here:
and workshops here:
Check out www.KevinGriffin.net (Kevin wrote One Step at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps.)
Also, here’s an article on the world’s possibly most radical approach to addiction. Interesting reading. It illustrates an extreme and very different approach to addition and detox than the one used in the West. It is based on a vow: satja. Apparently it has worked for Australians and a handful of British addicts.
If you’re interested, please check out these links and feel free to post your comments below.
Also let me know if you know of any more resources and if the links I have posted should be corrected.
Have a great day~