Hungry Ghosts/ Addiction Treatment

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Hungry Ghosts/ Addiction Treatment

Postby Babadhari » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:57 pm

over the past few months i have been attending councelling and Narcotics Anonymous as part of my recovery for drug addiction .

Studying the Dhamma and meditating have become a regular part of my daily life.

i have become aware recently of Buddhist orientated groups that help people with keeping the 5th Precept and aiding people struggling with addictions in their recovery. these groups are based on mindfullness and metta as taught by the Buddha

as i was unaware of these facilities i am just posting the information here for the benifit of people who may be seeking an alternative to 'traditional' recovery methods and who maay be uncomfortable with certain aspects of them
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Hungry Ghosts/ Addiction Treatment

Postby bodom » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:08 am

Thanks for posting I just celebrated 9 months of sobriety they AA and NA.

The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice. Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing. Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this - just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle. - Ajahn Chah

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