The Zen of Recovery

The Zen of Recovery In This Compelling Blend Of East And West, Mel Ash Shows How Zen Mind And Practice Connect To The Heart Of Recovery Courageously Drawing From His Own Experience As An Abused Child, Alcoholic, Zen Student, And Dharma Teacher, Ash Presents A Practical Synthesis Of AA S Twelve Steps And Zen S Eightfold Path.You Don T Have To Be Buddhist To Appreciate The Healing Power Of The Zen Of Recovery The Book Makes Zen Available To All Seeking To Improve The Quality Of Their Spiritual And Everyday Life It Also Includes Practical Instructions On How To Meditate And Put This Book Into Action Its Message Will Help Readers Live Profoundly One Day At A Time.

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Zen of Recovery
  • Mel Ash
  • English
  • 05 August 2018
  • 0874777062

10 thoughts on “The Zen of Recovery

  1. says:

    I should probably just make this an always reading b c every so often I get all whacked out w o the external chemicals and need to remind myself that this usually an intimate relationship too is recovery, growth, change, etc Since I ve dropped all the supernatural stuff, this is about the only 12 Step related book I can read without wanting to poke my eyes ...

  2. says:

    Feeling different is one of the symptoms of your human disease Only by being one among many do we find true recovery of our human nature p.5 When asked if he was a god, Buddha replied that he was not Are you a saint, then he was asked He replied that he was not a saint either Then what are you I am awake, was his answer p.8 I simply disappeared for a second in a void of complete surrender, egolessness and nonsuffering p.25 We sleepwalk through the scripts and sets of our Feeling different is one of the symptoms of your human disease Only by being one among many do we find true recovery of our human nature p.5 When asked if he was a god, Buddha replied that he was not Are you a saint, then he was asked He replied that he was not a saint either Then what are you I am awake, was his answer p.8 I simply disappeared for a second in a void of complete surrender, egolessness and nonsuffering p.25 We sleepwalk...

  3. says:

    There was some good material in the early parts of this book, those that dealt with the Steps and the author gave us his take from what would be his personal Zen Perspective The sections titled reflections and directions were a bit facile and pretentious in parts I experienced sections of the book in those parts as the author being teacher rather than relating his experience in a very personal way, at those times the material just didn t have any weight for me It s not that what was being p There was some good material in the early parts of this book, those that dealt with the Steps and the author gave us his take from what would be his personal Zen Perspective The sections titled reflections and directions were a bit facile and pretentious in parts I experienced sections of the book in those parts as the author being teacher rather than relating his experience in a very personal way, at those times the material just didn t ha...

  4. says:

    I have had this book since about 1993 I skimmed through the author s take on the 12 steps back then, then put it on the shelf Now I am reading it, very slowly, letting it sink in About half way through I am slowly gaining some understanding of the basic ideas he is putting forth I have a hard time imagining what my life would be like if I did not attach values to everything that happens Good and bad, positive and negative are my go to judgements To detach from emotionally judging and qual I have h...

  5. says:

    I enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of the Zen of Recovery Ash has a compelling life story and does a very good job in making important connections between the twelve steps and a non theistic approach to recovery and to Zen in general As a nice side benefit, I also really enjoyed learning some things about the Korean school of Zen.If I were to be in the position to give the author some feedback, I d probably tell him after heartily thanking him for making an important contribution to I enjoyed listening to the audiobook version of the Zen of Recovery Ash has a compelling life story and does a very good job in making important connections between the twelve steps and a non theistic approach to recovery and to Zen in general As a nice side benefit, I also really enjoyed learning some things about the Korean school of Zen.If I were to be in the position to give the author some feedback, I d probably tell him after heartily thanking him for making an imp...

  6. says:

    I don t really agree with a lot of his views on Buddhism and on recovery, but all in all I m glad someone attempted this, and this is a hell of a lotinteresting than most related books appear to be.

  7. says:

    Some people say Bill W studied Buddhism Nah, there are universal truths common to AA Buddhism.

  8. says:

    Just what I needed Anyone in or out of recovery could benefit from this awesome book I can t wait to read it again Awesome.

  9. says:

    I read this book as a part of a meditation meeting.

  10. says:

    Good stuff

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