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The Buddhist Recovery Network Podcasts are a new medium through which the BRN is sharing recovery wisdom and Dharma.

Podcasts are comprised of both BRN academy talks from some of the leading teachers in the field of Buddhist recovery, as well as original programming with themes like addiction, alcoholism, gratitude, joy, race, gender, and compulsive behaviours.

We have many exciting projects lined up including a series of conversations between Vimalasara, BRN President, and other leaders in Buddhist Recovery. Our current release schedule is every other Monday.

Listen at your leisure to any of the podcasts below, just click on the podcast title.

Or tune in using one of the links below and be sure to click subscribe to catch upcoming offerings from the Buddhist Recovery Network Podcast!

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#41 – Trauma Queen: Jimanekia Eborn, MS

58 minutes - Jun. 9 2020
""I have worked in mental health for the last 12 years, which is where I saw the need for sexual education and sexual trauma support.I have a MS in Health Psychology. This has led to my passion for assisting and supporting those that are sexual assault survivors and those without access to comprehensive sex education. My compassion and passion for these populations has pushed me to continue building safe spaces for clientele, sharing education, and supporting their mental spaces." - https://traumaqueen.love/"

#40 – Ojoku's Story

1 hour 9 minutes - May. 26 2020
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#39 – Breaking Free of Habits

34 minutes - May. 11 2020
"https://www.patreon.com/buddhistrecoverynetworkDuring this talk Martine will look at the habits that bind us and stop our potential for wisdom and compassion manifesting fully. She will explore the meditative tools found in the Vipassana tradition like mindfulness of the breath, sounds and feeling tones to show how we can engage creatively with our habits and transform them into positive functions. When we break free from the habits that limit us, a new world of possibilities opens up. Negative patterns of mind may manifest as fear, avoidance, depression, addiction, judgment of self or other, and any of a host of other physical, mental, or psychological forms."

#38 – Weathering the Storm: A Peer Panel

1 hour 43 minutes - Apr. 28 2020
"Peers in recovery share their experience and practices for Weathering the Storm. Featuring Cliff, Amanda, Stevie & Valentine. "

#37 – Perfect As You Are: A Self Compassion Practice

1 hour 5 minutes - Apr. 15 2020
"In this session we will release self-doubt and/or self-blame, and engage in a practice of self-love and self-forgiveness."

#36 – Interview w/ Dr. Gabor Mate: Trauma, Addiction & Relapse

52 minutes - Mar. 31 2020
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#35 – Eating Disorders

32 minutes - Dec. 23 2019
"Re-Release from Taboo Addictions. Vimalasara talks about eating disorder recovery."

#34 – Surviving the Holidays ft Vimalasara

58 minutes - Dec. 9 2019
"Top up on tips and coping mechanisms to deal with the next 32 days. Do the festive season with a sense of freedom and joy. Recorded from the Buddhist Recovery Network Academy: Watch the Triggers: The Festive Season is Here featuring Vimalasara Mason John. "

#33 – Intention, Mindfulness & The 12 Steps ft Kevin Griffin

1 hour 2 minutes - Nov. 25 2019
"From the International Buddhist Recovery Summit in Lacey WA September 6th 2019. Intention, Mindfulness & The 12 Steps ft Kevin Griffin"

#32 – Addiction & the Hell Realm

29 minutes - Nov. 11 2019
"From the International Buddhist Recovery Summit in Lacey WA September 6th 2019."

#31 – Shifting Perception

48 minutes - Oct. 28 2019
"There is a correlation between our inner state of being and our outer circumstances. By noticing our inner sensations and thoughts, tracking them to witness their changes, we make the unconscious conscious and can hold the inner and the outer experiences in an attitude of expanded focus. Observing our own continuously evolving experience centers us in reality and allows us to nourish whatever arises with less fear and more love. Developing an increased capacity for resiliency allows for a shift in perception toward a more loving state of being in which to create our reality. In this webinar we will discover our own organic wisdom to notice patterns, track changes and transform limited perceptions. Rather than a constant search for that elusive something out there, we turn attention within to feel for what wants to emerge."

#30 – Craving, the Sutta's & Addiction

52 minutes - Oct. 21 2019
"From the International Buddhist Recovery Summit in Lacey WA September 6th 2019. Craving, the Sutta's & Addiction"

#29 – Taboo Addictions: Sex, Love & Eating Disorders

1 hour 37 minutes - Oct. 14 2019
"From the International Buddhist Recovery Summit in Lacey WA September 6th 2019. Tabboo Addictions: Sex, Porn, Love, Eating Disorders and Screens."

#28 – Creating Safety in Meetings & Online Communities; Sangha Safety pt II

34 minutes - Sep. 30 2019
"From the International Buddhist Recovery Summit in Lacey WA September 6th 2019. This is the second part of our Sangha Safety discussion where the community discusses question like How do we as a sang ha set an intention for safety? What Safety Statements can we read at Meetings. What does safety look like in Online Communities? And more"

#27 – Sangha Safety ft Jean Tuller, Brian Dean Williams, Sue Neufeld-Ellis & Alex Holt

1 hour 9 minutes - Sep. 23 2019
"From the International Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019: Safe Sangha - Creating Safer Spaces. "

#26 – A Quivering of the Heart; Compassion

48 minutes - Sep. 2 2019
"Compassion: A Quivering of the Heart w/ Kara Haney"

#25 – Leaving Against the Stream, Hallucinogens & the Brahma Viharas

1 hour 25 minutes - Aug. 19 2019
"Gary Sanders and Vimalasara speak about Gary's choice to leave Against the Stream and Refuge Recovery, using Hallucinogens in addiction recovery & the importance of the Brahma Viharas."

#24 – Awareness Is the Key

38 minutes - Aug. 12 2019
"Joan has had personal experience with alcohol addiction, a fingerbiting compulsion (classified as an impulse-control disorder), compulsive thinking, and depression. She does not believe there is one recovery model that fits everyone, and she encourages people to find what works for them. What she offers is an approach rooted in open awareness giving nonjudgmental attention to the whole happening that we call addiction or compulsion or depression, without trying to change it, but simply shedding light on it. She also stresses the liberating recognition that both our apparent imperfections and the stormy weather in life are often essential to evolutionary growth and transformation, and that the light and the dark go together and cannot be pulled apart. Joan does not consider herself a Buddhist and does not belong to any tradition, but she has spent time with a number of Buddhist teachers, including Charlotte Joko Beck, Steve Hagen, Anam Thubten and Mel Weitsman, and her main teacher, Toni Packer, was a former Zen teacher who left the tradition behind to work in a more open way."

#23 – Recovery Dharma

56 minutes - Aug. 5 2019
"Amy Reed is an Asheville, NC based writer. She got sober in Oakland, CA in 2008 in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous and dabbled a little in Buddhism via Kevin Griffin and Spirit Rock. When she moved to Asheville with her family in 2014, she found herself drifting away from 12-steps and struggled to find a recovery community in her new town. Then she saw a flyer for Refuge Recovery in a caf, went to her first meeting in the summer of 2016, and found exactly what she was looking for. She soon started a dedicated meditation practice, became active in her local and regional Refuge community, and was elected Ashevilles inter-sangha treasurer. In 2018, she was invited to join the Refuge Recovery Literature Committee and became part of the team that co-wrote what would eventually become The Dharma of Recovery, the first literature offering of the Recovery Dharma program. In February 2019, she joined the Refuge Recovery Board of Directors. On July 13, 2019, Amy represented the newly formed organization Recovery Dharma at the State of the State Address at the Refuge Recovery 5th Annual Conference in Chicago, joining Noah Levine in outlining the two new organizations that have been born from the dissolving of Refuge Recovery. She is currently on the core transition team of Recovery Dharma and has been busy behind the scenes helping to build this new grassroots movement using Buddhist practice and principles to end the suffering of addiction."

#22 – Living an Authentic Life

50 minutes - Jul. 22 2019
"Living an Authentic Life"

#21 – Trauma, Addiction & Self-Regulation

1 hour 9 minutes - Jul. 8 2019
"Trauma, whether connected to early childhood, an event as an adult or to social oppression, changes our nervous system, our physiological responses to life and impacts our self image, relational capacities, perception and self regulatory abilities. It is, in my view, a core underlying cause for the arising of addiction patterns. Looking through the trauma lense, addiction could be viewed as a means of regulating the underlying pervasive dis-regulation associated with addiction. Therefore recovery involves recovering or more likely developing self regulatory capacities. What we learn in Meditation is that where we direct or attention has a profound impact on the way we feel. In this session Ill give an overview of trauma and how it functions and offer a few simple attention based or reflective exercises that support regulation of the nervous system. "

#20 – Sexual Misconduct in Spiritual Communities

1 hour 5 minutes - Jul. 1 2019
"This episode features a conversation between Vimalasara and Sue Neufeld-Ellis covering the topic of sexual misconduct in spiritual communities and creating safer spaces. "

#19 – Addiction & Buddhist Sutta's; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents:

42 minutes - Jun. 24 2019
"A Conversation with Kevin Griffin & Vimalasara on the Buddhist Sutta's and more... Listen for a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org"

#18 – A Conversation w/ Vimalasara & Kevin Griffin; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

31 minutes - Jun. 17 2019
"A Conversation with Kevin Griffin & Vimalasara on Kevins books, Buddhist Sutta's and more... Listen for a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org"

#17 – Sex & Love Addiction Part 3; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

12 minutes - Jun. 10 2019
"A Conversation with Deborah Grace & Vimalasara on sex & love addiction and more... Part 3 of a 3 part series giving a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org"

#16 – Sex & Love Addiction Part 2; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

30 minutes - Jun. 3 2019
"A Conversation with Deborah Grace & Vimalasara on sex & love addiction and more... Part 2 of a 3 part series giving a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org"

#15 – Sex & Love Addiction Part 1; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

26 minutes - May. 27 2019
"A Conversation with Vimalasara & Deborah Grace on interracial adoption, sex & love addiction and more... Part one of a 3 part series giving a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org"

#14 – Suffering and Happiness – Both are Present, Embrace Them ft. Steven Tierney, Ed.D.

20 minutes - May. 13 2019
"Suffering and Happiness Both are Present, Embrace Them"

#13 – Why Meditate pt 3

#12 – Why Meditate pt 2

#11 – Why Meditate ft Vimalasara

#10 – Letting Go of Our Stories

#9 – Living Kindness

#8 – Mindful of Race

#7 – Gratitude Turns What You Have Into Enough and More

#6 – What’s Race, Gender, Skin Color, Sexuality got to do with Non Self?

#5 – The Pearl in Sorrows Hand

#4 – Regional Buddhist Recovery Summit pt. 2

1 hour 21 minutes - Mar. 4 2019
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#3 – Regional Buddhist Recovery Summit pt. 1

#2 – Coming Home to Your Body with Breath

#1 – Seeing Past the Impulse

 

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