In 2013 we published Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction by Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara) and Dr Paramabandhu Groves. Since then, the book has won two prestigious awards: the 2014 USA Best Book Awards and the 2015 International Book Awards. An international Eight Step Recovery movement has emerged, with regular courses and meetings in the UK, Finland, the US, Canada and Mexico.

We are pleased at this success story – how a book sharing the Dharma, targeted to people in need, has changed lives.

Testimonials from those on the Eight Step Recovery path bring a moving and personal account to this positive effect.  Watch these personal stories on this YouTube video (less than 7 minutes long.)

We congratulate Vimalasara and Paramabandhu for all their work in reaching out with the Dharma to those suffering from addictions. We look forward to launching the new edition of this book in 2018.