Buddhism and Addiction

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bradford
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Buddhism and Addiction

Post by bradford » Tue May 21, 2013 3:34 am

Hi all-
Some time ago I posted an announcement of an upcoming book entitled
Craving and Aversion as Addiction and Denial: Buddha's Eightfold Path as a Step Program
This is just to announce that the book is now online, and free to read and download.
http://www.hermetica.info/Buddha1b.htm
It turned out to be a fairly comprehensive survey of Theravada doctrine as well,
although only from one perspective, stripped of much of the glamor and mixed in
with some cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
It also has a stronger than usual critique of the 12-step programs
Hope somebody finds it useful.

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Monkey Mind
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Re: Buddhism and Addiction

Post by Monkey Mind » Tue May 21, 2013 7:45 pm

I do find this useful. Thank you for your work. :anjali:

Do I have your permission to repost the link?
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

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Re: Buddhism and Addiction

Post by fivebells » Tue May 21, 2013 8:42 pm

From the document: "People are welcome to provide links to this page from their websites, blogs and forums"

bradford
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Re: Buddhism and Addiction

Post by bradford » Wed May 22, 2013 5:41 am

Yes, it's OK to share the link, just not to distribute the file.
That's so I can keep the current version out there.

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