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Dharma of Recovery

“Dharma of Recovery: Using Buddhist Practice and Principles to End the Suffering of Addiction”

Sangha Community
Independently published, 2019.
ISBN 1079977791, 978-1079977790
Paperback. 139 pages.

School/perspective: Traditional Buddhism and AA

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Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Practice
    1. Buddha
    2. Dharma
      • The First Noble Truth: There is Suffering
      • The Second Noble Truth: The Cause of Suffering
      • The Third Noble Truth: The End of Suffering
      • The Fourth Noble Truth: The Eightfold Path
        1. Wise Understanding
        2. Wise Intention
        3. Wise Speech
        4. Wise Action
        5. Wise Livelihood
        6. Wise Effort
        7. Wise Mindfulness
        8. Wise Concentration
    3. Sangha
  • Recovery is Possible
  • Appendix
    • Selected Meditations
    • Questions for Inquiry
    • Glossary of Terms
    • Meeting Format


Selected excerpts:


... The Buddha knew that all human beings, to one degree or another, struggle with craving—the powerful, sometimes blinding desire to change our thoughts, feelings, and circumstances. Those of us who experience addiction have been more driven to use substances or behaviors to do this, but the underlying craving is the same...



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