Alumni Perspective: An Unshakeable Foundation for Life

by Charles M. (Punanai 2001)   “Life is difficult.” So begins “The Road Less Travelled,” a wisdom book about living well by Scott Peck. Talk about keeping it simple! We hear the same awareness time and again in the rooms of recovery: “Just...

Perspective: Buddhism – the spiritual path that fit

by Mike R. Some 10 years ago, I started to practice Buddhist meditation and study Buddhism in depth. With 14 years sobriety and having gone through the steps 14 times, I felt I needed to be able to look at myself through a different lens. For me, this was the...

Video: Step 11 Guided Meditation

Meditating alone takes a lot of practice and discipline. Until you get to a place where you can do it comfortably, or during times when you’re struggling to maintain that discipline in your practice, guided meditations can be very helpful. This clip takes you...

Video: How Does Mindfulness Reduce Stress?

We think of the capacity of the mind and of attention like a flashlight that you can direct at will…and that capacity can be useful if your mind tends to move that flashlight in directions that aren’t that useful....