Annotated Bibliography

The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction, (2009). Darren Littlejohn. From personal experience, this is a guide that complements the traditional twelve steps through the lens of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism.

The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide To Recovery. (1991). Martha Cleveland & Arlys G. An interpretation of how the 12-Step program can be worked by those who do not believe in a deity that intervenes on our behalf.

Buddhism and the Twelve Steps: A Recovery Workbook for Individuals and Groups, (2014). Kevin Griffin. A workbook for people in recovery from any kind of addiction. Based on the 12 Steps, it intertwines Buddhist teachings with ideas for recovery.

 A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery, (2010). Kevin Griffin. An enlightening look at how the teachings of the Buddha can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces that can be accessed through meditation and inquiry.

 The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps. (2013). Roger C. Celebrates a variety of recovery experience.

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment, (2010). Thérèse Jacobs-StewartExplores the interplay between the twelve the Buddhist practice mindfulness in the present moment to develop our own spiritual path to recovery.

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps, (2004). Kevin Griffin. Personal stories of the author’s experiences that lead to inspiring answers and challenges for the reader.

 Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha, (2004). Tara Brach. With warmth and clarity, personal stories, teachings, and interpretation of Buddhist stories and  guided meditations, we are shown how to be at peace within ourselves and live in each moment.

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction. (2014). Noah Levine. An adaptation of the Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path  of Buddhism into a new approach to recovery from any addiction. An alternative to traditional 12-step programs.