Hungry Ghosts/ Addiction Treatment

Buddhist ethical conduct including the Five Precepts (Pañcasikkhāpada), and Eightfold Ethical Conduct (Aṭṭhasīla).
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Hungry Ghosts/ Addiction Treatment

Post by Babadhari » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:57 pm

over the past few months i have been attending councelling and Narcotics Anonymous as part of my recovery for drug addiction .

Studying the Dhamma and meditating have become a regular part of my daily life.

i have become aware recently of Buddhist orientated groups that help people with keeping the 5th Precept and aiding people struggling with addictions in their recovery. these groups are based on mindfullness and metta as taught by the Buddha

as i was unaware of these facilities i am just posting the information here for the benifit of people who may be seeking an alternative to 'traditional' recovery methods and who maay be uncomfortable with certain aspects of them
Aflame with the fire of passion, the fire of aversion, the fire of delusion.
Aflame, with birth, aging & death, with sorrows, lamentations, pains, distresses, & despairs ......

Seeing thus, the disciple of the Noble One grows disenchanted. SN 35.28

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Re: Hungry Ghosts/ Addiction Treatment

Post by bodom » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:08 am

Thanks for posting I just celebrated 9 months of sobriety they AA and NA.

To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5

"Dont send the mind outside. Watch the mind right at the mind."

- Ajahn Dune Atulo

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