Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction (New Edition) eBook

Valerie Mason-John (Vimalasara)
Dr. Paramabandhu Groves

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“These teachings and the container of the MBAR program are offered as both a refuge and a practical curriculum for this hardest of all journeys back to the well-being that is our birthright as human beings. The basic message from the authors is that reclaiming your life and what is deepest and best in yourself is not only possible but actually workable if you are willing to engage in a certain kind of interior work on yourself, and to give yourself over to this intrinsically kind and trustworthy invitation to heal your own life and heart and relationships.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Foreword

 

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Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction (New Edition)
Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves

“This wonderful book shows how we are all addicted to aspects of life and can all benefit from training our minds and hearts to be free of the tyranny of compulsion. The Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) programme draws on a wide range of the Buddha’s practical, yet deeply profound, teachings. Over the eight steps you are given a priceless gift – the possibility to gain mastery over your mind and heart and find freedom.” – Vidyamala Burch, founder and co-director of Breathworks, author of Mindfulness for Health

“Through Buddhist teachings, personal experiences, and case examples, this book provides a wise illustration of the fundamental processes underlying a broad range of addictive behaviors. Mason-John and Groves offer here a practical and compassionate step-by-step guide to freedom from the deep trappings and suffering of addiction.”- Sarah Bowen, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Washington, author of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors

“These teachings and the container of the MBAR program are offered as both a refuge and a practical curriculum for this hardest of all journeys back to the well-being that is our birthright as human beings. The basic message from the authors is that reclaiming your life and what is deepest and best in yourself is not only possible but actually workable if you are willing to engage in a certain kind of interior work on yourself, and to give yourself over to this intrinsically kind and trustworthy invitation to heal your own life and heart and relationships.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn, from the Foreword

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Talks and Links

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Watch Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John's TEDX talk: We Are What We Think. This fifteen-minute talk explores bullying, 'stinking thinking' and how we can stop it.

Watch Dr. Paramabandhu Groves discuss Eight Step Recovery. In this six-minute video, Paramabandhu explores how the Buddha's teachings can help us in the modern world.

Watch an interview with Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John filmed at the Recovery 2.0 Conference, Feb 2016. In this fifty-minute interview, Vimalasara explores her life, the role addiction played, and how we can gain freedom from addictions and mental habits.

Join Vimalasara on her four-week online course in July and learn how to apply the eight step model to find freedom from thoughts.

Listen to Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John at the African American Summit 2016. In this forty-five-minute talk, Vimalasara explores mindfulness and gaining freedom from mental habits that cause suffering.

Winner of the 2015 International Book Awards and 2014 USA Best Book Awards