One Breath at a Time

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
Narrated by: Kevin Griffin
Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps has established itself as a classic, a bellwether of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, combining Buddhist mindfulness practices with a 12-step recovery program.

Published in 2004, One Breath at a Time has never lost its place as the best-selling Buddhist recovery book. We are proud to present an audio edition of this transformative work.

What gives the book its enduring value is Griffin's intimate and revealing tales of his own and other's addiction and recovery, combined with his unique capacity to translate traditional 12-step concepts like powerlessness, higher power, and character defects into meaningful contemporary terms. He explores all this through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that has transformed the lives of thousands of addicts and alcoholics.

Narrated by Kevin himself, the audio version brings this classic book to life.

©2004 Kevin Griffin (P)2017 Kevin Griffin

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A friend sent me this book because I had a hard time grasping the program due to not believing in god or a higher power. I’m still an atheist though I have found my higher power in nature and in my surroundings. I’m feeling overwhelmed with emotions and truly feel I’ve been removed from the self hatred I’ve felt for so long. I needed this book and I am relieved to have been blessed with such an honest and vulnerable perspective of life. Thank you Kevin. You changed my life for the ultimate best. I hope one day to meet you and to thank you in person. I will be sure to thank each day I live. And to love each person I meet.

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Slow start but great book

It’s a little slow to start with but after about an hour it starts to become really rewarding - highly recommend

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Narration is no problem ...

Not certain why people complain about the narration. If Kevin’s voice is not suitable for the narration of his own book, then Jack Kornfield is no less handicapped. I found the narration relaxed and appropriate for us anxiety-ridden types.

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life changing

I have been going through so much conflict since i got sober and found meditation. I finally found some relation, perspective and sense to what ive been going through

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Kevin is our tutor and support

Kevin Griffin has been an inspiration and resource for our Mindfulness and Meditation for Recovering Alcoholics Study Group . Thanks Kevin ! Oscar

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ALOHA and happy Tuesday everyone!

I love you and appreciate the love force of life and laughter and healing energy you are light and love and in my heart.

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Wonderful and helpful!

Highly recommend for all. Everyone needs to put this into practice. Very informational and can be transformative in ones life. Great book.

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not enough thank yous

I had no idea my thoughts aligned with Buddhism. I thought I was just weird and different. i picked your book because I'm an alcoholic who is trying to recover. Everyone keeps telling me AA! You need AA! But I couldn't get past the religion no matter what. So I came across this Audible book and it was like an epiphany! What? There is an entire group of people that believe in Buddhism and its the same basic concept as how I feel. Have I been under a rock? maybe. Anyway, thank you a million thank yous for making this Audible book. It's been a great help to me. I plan on listening to it more than once.

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A outline for life in recovery

Loved it.... it spoke to me, it addressed so many of my troubles and solutions

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love it!

This audible inspired me to meditate again and gave me renewed inertia in my recovery. totally recommend

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great comparison between 12 steps and buddhism!

great comparison between 12 steps and buddhism! well written, not too fast and easy to understand. thank you!