Is it necessary to hold certain religious beliefs to benefit from the traditional Twelve-Step program for addiction recovery? As Buddhist teacher Kevin Griffin says, “When we look at the underlying meaning of the program, we find a more universal path of spiritual growth from despair, to hope, to liberation. This same arc is reflected in the Buddha’s teachings of the Four Noble Truths.” With One Breath, Twelve Steps, this renowned author reveals how Buddhist wisdom and mindfulness practice clarifies and enhances the power of the Twelve-Step path to recovery.
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World explores the immense variety of meditation practices past and present. We present their histories, their philosophical underpinnings, their transformations in the modern global world, and we give you a chance to reflect upon meditation practices through secular contemplations designed just for this course.