"Littlejohn, through The Power of Vow, has made at least two major contributions for which all addicts and non-addicts should be thankful. For adherents to the 12-Step model, Littlejohn’s work is another contribution to the growing number of alternative perspectives on a successful, although arguably dated system of recovery. For Buddhist addicts, Littlejohn has kindly – and … [Read more...] about Mandala Magazine Review of The Power of Vow
Darren Littlejohn's deeply personal and immensely practical book brings together Buddhism and the twelve steps in an elegant synthesis. As a guide through recovery, the book is true genius--it manages to maintain a reverence and respect for the twelve steps, while allowing for an "atheistic" interpretation of the process. I also loved how gritty and raw the author's … [Read more...] about Review by Siona van Dijk of Gaia.com
The 12-Step Buddhist is NOT a light read. In fact, it’s not a one-sitting read. Instead, I find this book better digested over time. Nonetheless, it is well written and comes highly recommended from me. Why? Read the review here - addictionblog.org/body/book-review-the-12-step-buddhist/ … [Read more...] about Addiction Blog Review of the 12-Step Buddhist
Hurry Up and Meditate: Your Starter Kit for Inner Peace and Better Health by David Michie, Snow Lion, 2008 I enjoyed this light and well written book. The author, who wrote a prior bestseller, Buddhism for Busy People: Finding Happiness in an Uncertain World, is clearly a long-term meditator with experience in Tibetan Buddhist traditions. That said, he doesn't try to … [Read more...] about Book Review: Hurry Up and Meditate
The past century has seen a great many individuals undertake the daunting task of translating Buddhism to the West. The early philologists (Evans-Wentz, etc.) were hampered by the problems of translating religious texts they seemed to view as somehow equivalent to the Old and New Testament, believing that a somewhat faithful word for word translation would suffice. The result … [Read more...] about A Review of the 12-Step Buddhist by Scott Leiker, M.Ed.