Darren Littlejohn

The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast

Darren Littlejohn

  • Episode 002: the 12-Step Buddhist Podcast: Who is an Addict?, 5 Min. Meditation: on a rock

Episode 002: the 12-Step Buddhist Podcast: Who is an Addict?, 5 Min. Meditation: on a rock

Wednesday 6th August 2008

Explore the roots of addiction and the power of Buddhist recovery in Episode 002 of The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast. Join Darren Littlejohn on alcoholfree.com as he discusses the nature of addiction, the benefits of meditation, and more.
32 minutes

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The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast: A Meditative Journey to Compassionate Recovery

Treat it as a fascinating new continent you are exploring non-verbally.
In Episode 002 of The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast, author and meditation teacher Darren Littlejohn takes listeners on a journey of meditative exploration into the roots of addiction and the power of Buddhist recovery. Littlejohn introduces listeners to his background and experience with the twelve steps and shares his personal journey of seeking spiritual awakening. He then guides listeners through a five-minute meditation on a rock, encouraging them to explore tactile sensations and visual perceptions in a non-verbal way.
Littlejohn goes on to discuss the nature of addiction and the different definitions of abstinence in various recovery programs. He emphasizes the importance of community support and introduces listeners to his weekly Step Sangha meetings and the Daily Meditation SMS program.
For those struggling with the spiritual aspect of the twelve steps, Littlejohn offers guidance on how to approach the higher power concept as an agnostic. He encourages listeners to define their own higher power and not to discount the potential for recovery due to Christian-oriented language in meetings.
The episode concludes with a recitation from the Sutra of Golden Light, per Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Littlejohn discusses the power of the sutra in promoting compassionate recovery and shares his personal experience with its teachings.
Overall, Episode 002 of The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast offers listeners a meditative and informative exploration of addiction recovery through Buddhist principles. Littlejohn's insights and guidance provide a powerful tool for those seeking to overcome addiction and find spiritual awakening. Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.