Buddhist Recovery Network - Advisory Council Members

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In Memoriam




The Advisory Council has been formed to maximise the breadth and diversity of the expertise the Network can draw upon. We are seeking to include Buddhists of all traditions, doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, neurologists, social workers, addiction counsellors, researchers, Dharma teachers, people both inside and outside of the AA, NA and Al Anon Fellowships (etc., etc.) The Buddhist Recovery Network stands at the intersection of many fields and traditions, and wishes to be a broad and inclusive forum for discussion.


Advisory Council Members

  • Vimalasara Mason-John:

    Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John was the co-founder and guiding teacher of Healing and Insight, an online faculty that explored the sharp edges of suffering. Award-winning author of 8 books, they are the co-founder and co-author of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha's Teachings to Overcome Addiction, with 8 step meetings in 3 continents. They are also the co-founder of Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery, and are offering a special price for their course beginning on Monday December 5th. Link here: Guest Price ($60): www.eventbrite.com/e/332996590767/?discount=returnerticket

  • Kevin Griffin:

    Kevin Griffin is a Buddhist teacher and author best known for his work integrating Dharma and recovery. He is a co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, and the author of several books, including One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. He has been practicing Insight meditation for over forty years and teaching since the late 1990s. His recovery dates from 1985. He has taught in a wide range of settings including Esalen, Kripalu and Omega Institute; diverse Buddhist centers; academic and research institutions; treatment centers, rehabs, and prisons. His latest book is Living Kindness: Metta Teachings for the Whole of Our Lives, an exploration of the broad meaning and purpose of the Buddha’s teachings on lovingkindness. His interest in the suttas of the Pali Canon is now a prime source of study and teachings.

  • George Johns:

    George Johns is a longtime student of Vipassana meditation and Theravada Buddhism. He is the founder of the Noble Steps organization, offering meetings, meditation instruction, teaching and discussion for people incorporating Buddhist and 12-step teachings into their lives. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kathy and their dogs, Trout and Scully.

  • Ralph Steele:


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