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BRN Podcast and Academy bring together teachers from different Buddhist lineages and approaches. Themes like addiction, alcoholism, depression, stinking thinking and compulsive behaviors will be explored.

BRN Podcast and Academy bring together teachers from different Buddhist lineages and approaches. Themes like addiction, alcoholism, depression, stinking thinking and compulsive behaviors will be explored.
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BRN Podcast and Academy bring together teachers from different Buddhist lineages and approaches. Themes like addiction, alcoholism, depression, stinking thinking and compulsive behaviors will be explored.

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English


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A Quivering of the Heart; Compassion

9/2/2019
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Compassion: A Quivering of the Heart w/ Kara Haney Compassion (Karuna) is one of the primary heart teachings. It is the felt experience in response to a being’s pain. When we understand this through practice, we are able to cultivate compassion for our own pain and the pain of others. Thus compassion becomes a vehicle of connection, further dissolving the myth of separateness and isolation. This felt sense of separateness, the identification of being separate from, not included, or...

Duration:00:47:43

Leaving Against the Stream, Hallucinogens & the Brahma Viharas

8/19/2019
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Gary Sanders and Vimalasara speak about Gary's choice to leave Against the Stream and Refuge Recovery, using Hallucinogens in addiction recovery & the importance of the Brahma Viharas. We are accepting donations to offer scholarships to the Buddhist Recovery Summit https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate Buddhist Recovery Daylong Olympia WA https://waking-up.eventbrite.com Find out more at https://brn-podcast.pinecast.co

Duration:01:24:51

Awareness Is the Key

8/12/2019
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Joan has had personal experience with alcohol addiction, a fingerbiting compulsion (classified as an impulse-control disorder), compulsive thinking, and depression. She does not believe there is one recovery model that fits everyone, and she encourages people to find what works for them. What she offers is an approach rooted in open awareness – giving nonjudgmental attention to the whole happening that we call ‘addiction’ or ‘compulsion’ or ‘depression,’ without trying to change it, but...

Duration:00:38:12

Recovery Dharma

8/5/2019
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Amy Reed is an Asheville, NC based writer. She got sober in Oakland, CA in 2008 in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous and dabbled a little in Buddhism via Kevin Griffin and Spirit Rock. When she moved to Asheville with her family in 2014, she found herself drifting away from 12-steps and struggled to find a recovery community in her new town. Then she saw a flyer for Refuge Recovery in a café, went to her first meeting in the summer of 2016, and found exactly what she was looking for. She...

Duration:00:56:25

Living an Authentic Life

7/22/2019
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Living an Authentic Life A life free from craving, addictions and compulsions isn’t just about avoiding intoxicants, it invites the opportunity to live a full and authentic life with creativity and joy. This isn’t just a possibility. Research suggests that although people in recovery from substance misuse often suffer more in the first year, in the longer term they are on average happier than the general population. Could this be because recovery demands effort, self-reflection and a...

Duration:00:49:38

Trauma, Addiction & Self-Regulation

7/8/2019
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Trauma, whether connected to early childhood, an event as an adult or to social oppression, changes our nervous system, our physiological responses to life and impacts our self image, relational capacities, perception and self regulatory abilities. It is, in my view, a core underlying cause for the arising of addiction patterns. Looking through the trauma lense, addiction could be viewed as a means of regulating the underlying pervasive dis-regulation associated with addiction. Therefore...

Duration:01:08:56

Sexual Misconduct in Spiritual Communities

7/1/2019
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This episode features a conversation between Vimalasara and Sue Neufeld-Ellis covering the topic of sexual misconduct in spiritual communities and creating safer spaces. BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy We are accepting donations to offer scholorships to the Summit https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ Find out more at https://brn-podcast.pinecast.co

Duration:01:05:09

Addiction & Buddhist Sutta's; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents:

6/24/2019
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A Conversation with Kevin Griffin & Vimalasara on the Buddhist Sutta's and more... Listen for a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org Check out Kevin's Website http://www.kevingriffin.net/ We are accepting donations to offer scholorships to the Summit https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live...

Duration:00:41:56

A Conversation w/ Vimalasara & Kevin Griffin; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

6/17/2019
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A Conversation with Kevin Griffin & Vimalasara on Kevins books, Buddhist Sutta's and more... Listen for a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org Check out Kevin's Website http://www.kevingriffin.net/ Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy Find out more at...

Duration:00:30:37

Sex & Love Addiction Part 3; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

6/10/2019
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A Conversation with Deborah Grace & Vimalasara on sex & love addiction and more... Part 3 of a 3 part series giving a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy

Duration:00:30:04

Sex & Love Addiction Part 2; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

6/3/2019
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A Conversation with Deborah Grace & Vimalasara on sex & love addiction and more... Part 2 of a 3 part series giving a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy

Duration:00:30:27

Sex & Love Addiction Part 1; Buddhist Recovery Summit 2019 Presents

5/27/2019
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A Conversation with Vimalasara & Deborah Grace on interracial adoption, sex & love addiction and more... Part one of a 3 part series giving a sneak peak into what to expect at the upcoming Buddhist Recovery Summit. Register at BuddhistRecoverySummit.org Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy

Duration:00:25:53

Suffering and Happiness – Both are Present, Embrace Them ft. Steven Tierney, Ed.D.

5/13/2019
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Suffering and Happiness – Both are Present, Embrace Them “Living Happily with things as they are (Drishta dharma sukha viharin) encourages an ancient Buddhist teaching. Those of us who have lived with addiction, struggled with recovery and found our common bonds: trauma and toxic shame, may find that teaching simplistic or even dismissive. As Buddhists, we know that suffering is part of life. We accept that. Then, right in the center of the Big Book of alcoholics anonymous (p 132) is a...

Duration:00:20:23

Why Meditate pt 3

5/6/2019
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Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy

Duration:00:32:29

Why Meditate pt 2

4/29/2019
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Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy

Duration:00:18:29

Why Meditate ft Vimalasara

4/22/2019
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Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate International BRN Summit https://www.buddhistrecoverysummit.org/ BRN Academy Live https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/academy

Duration:00:26:16

Letting Go of Our Stories

4/15/2019
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Offer Dana & Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate As soon as we’re born we’re faced with what life throws at us and we develop ways of coping that may or may not be beneficial. We’re also bombarded with messages from family, friends, school and society at large about who we are and what we should or shouldn’t be. These habits and messages become embedded and we may not even be aware of them, but they influence us on a daily basis. This is what the Buddha means when he talks...

Duration:00:23:41

Living Kindness

4/8/2019
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Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it’s helpful to look to the Buddhist teachings on loving-kindness for guidance. In this evening talk, Kevin will introduce the themes of his latest project, how to live with wisdom and open-heartedness in the world. Drawing from several early suttas he will talk about the challenges of living in harmony, free from ill-will and the suffering of attachment.

Duration:00:30:10

Mindful of Race

4/1/2019
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Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate Racism remains one of the most rooted and painful impasses of our time. It is fed through unawareness and the misuse of power. Embedded in racism is the skeletal shape of all oppressions. To understand the dynamics of racism and the flesh we put on its bones is to also understand other forms of oppression and our relationship to differences, divisions, and diversity. Too many of us want racial suffering to go away without first being...

Duration:00:27:10

Gratitude Turns What You Have Into Enough and More

3/25/2019
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Support BRN https://www.buddhistrecovery.org/donate Recovery and gratitude seem to go hand in hand. In the heat of our addictions, whether substance or process, we all tend to really focus on the hardships of our lives, our trials and tribulations and get stuck in the old comparison game, comparing our insides to others outsides, a line heard frequently in 12 step meetings. That's probably a big reason why we drink, use or act out. We get stuck in the unhealthy mental loop of "poor me",...

Duration:00:28:22