While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight.
Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Noah Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken.
Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.
I love this book and have been participating in Refuge Recovery meetings for over a year. I misread the advertisement for the audible version and thought Noah Levine would be narrating. The narrator is not aware of the correct Pali pronunciations, and I am unable to listen to this.
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I was in AA for about six months when I came across a Refuge Recovery meeting and discovered this book. And with it I have found true recovery. I’ve been in the program almost a year now and have found a greater sense of serenity than I have ever had before. With the combination of meditation and right living you can find sobriety and a great program of recovery, and this book shows you how.
This book is essential reading for those in recovery who struggle with theistic/ Abrahamic/ organised religious doctrine.
Based on Buddhist principles, this title offers an alternative or adjunct path to recovery.
Audible, please help me resolve. Thank you. Must contain fifteen words. Must contain fifteen words
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