Episode 075: How to Give the Gift of Presence; Practices of a Bodhisattva #32
The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 075 Give the Gift of Being Presence what is the best thing that we can gift each other? we discuss the mahayana *(greater) path of dharma, as it applies to recovery from addictions, at any stage. to overcome the root of our addiction, we utilize brain science, trauma psychology and buddhist practice. in this episode, we will learn and do a practice that considers how to offer something extraordinary.
Episode 074: Being Present w/Loss and Grief; Practices of a Bodhisattva #31
The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 074 Being present with loss and grief. while loss is universal, the experience of grief is individual. it cannot be compared to previous experiences, or those of other people. once we own our own process, grief and loss become part of the path. easier said than done, but this is the path of bodhisattvas, yogis and Buddhists in recovery.
Episode 073: ***25 YEARS SOBER***, When the Present is the Past
The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 073 “The essence of trauma is that it is overwhelming, unbelievable, and unbearable. Each patient demands that we suspend our sense of what is normal and accept that we are dealing with a dual reality: the reality of a relatively secure and predictable present that lives side by side with a ruinous, ever-present past.” (Van der Kolk, 2014, p. 195)
Episode 072: Insight Into What?
The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 072 So called insight meditation practices are perhaps the most widely diffused in the west, in terms of what people think of as buddhism. today we'll expand our view and understand something of value when it comes to the nature and meaning of the next level of dharma teaching as it pertains to concentration, insight into our recovery and ourselves as compassion seeking addicts in recovery.
Episode 071: Emotional Surrender – How to Be Non-Toxic
The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast - Episode 071 Emotional Surrender: How to Be Non-Toxic. Addicts are very sensitive, empathic, highly emotional creatures. The inability to be comfortable in our own skin creates suffering that contributes to our addiction and other dysfunction. How does Dharma deal with toxic emotions and people?
Episode 070 – Wait for It… Patience Never Comes; Practices of a Bodhisattva #27
Teachings ask us to practice the perfection or paramita of patience. But as any good addict knows, it’s never fast enough for us. We operate on our own time, often […]
Episode 069 -The Horny Buddhist: Sex and the Dharma; Practices of a Bodhisattva #26
How does a Buddhist deal with the sex drive, sex roles, morays, expectations, taboos in the dharma, and the dharma of recovery? What role does trauma, particularly sexual trauma, play […]
Episode 068: The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast – Making Buddhist Amends; Practices of a Bodhisattva #25
How does a Buddha make amends? In 12-Step, we learn the necessity not of insincere apology, but absolute willingness to right the wrongs we’ve done. Given that we’ve accumulated infinite […]
Episode 067: The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast – Sacred Space; Practices of a Bodhisattva #24
From the beginning of beginningless time, when we separate subject and object, we create infinite causes for suffering.
Episode 066: The 12-Step Buddhist Podcast – Effortless Meditation with Guest Instructor Igor Berkhin
This week, we meditate effortlessly. Join me as we practice together with an excellent instructor in the Dzogchen space.Igor Berkhin is a long-term meditation practitioner, a Buddhist translator, and a […]