Darren Littlejohn

The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast

Darren Littlejohn

  • Episode 003: the 12-Step Buddhist Podcast: My best thinking got me here?

Episode 003: the 12-Step Buddhist Podcast: My best thinking got me here?

Tuesday 23rd September 2008

Join Darren Littlejohn on The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast as he discusses the principles of Buddhist recovery and how they intersect with addiction recovery. Learn about the teachings of Longchenpa, emptiness, and the third step, and gain insight into avoiding fundamentalism.
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34 minutes
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The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast
Author:
Darren Littlejohn
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Mindful Recovery
Mindfulness & Emotional Wellbeing
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Spiritual & Personal Growth Journeys
Healing from Sexual Trauma
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Exploring the Intersection of Buddhism and Addiction Recovery

The thought isn't the problem, but it's our attachment to the thought and how we build on that and create more havoc and chaos in our minds. The steps are the way that I do that.
The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast is a podcast that explores the intersection of Buddhism and addiction recovery. In Episode 003, host Darren Littlejohn discusses the principles of Buddhist recovery and how they intersect with addiction recovery. He shares insights on the teachings of Longchenpa, emptiness, and the third step, and encourages listeners to avoid fundamentalism. One of the key takeaways from the episode is the importance of doing one's own work and relying on oneself to practice.
Darren emphasizes that the thought isn't the problem, but rather our attachment to the thought and how we build on it to create more chaos and havoc in our minds. The steps are one way to address this issue, but ultimately, the practitioner must do their own work. Darren also offers practical techniques for retraining the brain and pausing when agitated. He recommends various Buddhist resources for addiction recovery and encourages listeners to give Buddhist teachings time to work.
Finally, Darren shares information about his upcoming workshop and offers a giveaway to the listener who submits the most interesting question on Buddhism and recovery. Overall, Episode 003 of The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast is an informative and thought-provoking discussion that offers practical insights and encouragement to those on the path of addiction recovery and Buddhist practice. Listen to the episode now here on alcoholfree.com.