It was an honor to be asked to talk about Yoga of Recovery at last week’s satsang at Yogaville, VA. First part of recording is chanting and wonderful recorded talk of Swami Satchitananada. YoR talk starts around 1:03 and is about 40 minutes long. Like and share if you find it useful, thank you
I enjoyed hearing Noah Levine talk about Breaking the Addiction to the Mind last night. Good to see a young audience interested in meditation. I believe quite a few were also in recovery. Noah is well known for his book Dharma Punx and starting Against the Stream – a 501(c)(3) non-profit Buddhist Meditation Society, whose core mission is a commitment to social action. They have projects to feed the homeless, work with gang and prison populations and those in recovery centers. Their center in Santa Monica supports the dharma and practice both on and off the cushion.
“It seems to me that alcoholics don’t have a single flaw or emotion or difficulty that non-alcoholics don’t also have. But there is something about alcoholism that seems to make people experience these things at more depth, or more intensely, and causes them to seek a solution in a way that other people may not have to…The thing that makes all of us human is our imperfections and our vulnerabilities.”
Producer Dan Carracino and director Kevin Hanlon’s documentary, Bill W.
Go to billw.com to see the Bill W. trailer and find out more about the film.
Are your Facebook fixes problematic?
If you answered “often” or “very often” on four or more of these questions, you may have a Facebook addiction, according to the researchers. And if you’re dicing with a cocktail of social media, God help you.
Article from www.thefix.com
In recovery we are often reminded to work at becoming “Right-sized” – see if this helps you consider what that really means!
I have been teaching at the Foundations Freedom and Recovery Conference this week at Hotel del Coronado, San Diego, CA. Wanted to share with you some feedback from a first time conference attendee who came to find out what help is available for loved ones who suffer from addictions….
“First of all I thank God that he led me to come to this conference and thank everyone who organized and planned this conference. I learned so much and met so many good people. I had a wonderful opportunity to attend my first 12-step meeting. Most of all I met Durga and had a chance to participate in her teaching and class. I will try to implement her teaching to my current practice when I return home. I plan to return back to this conference next time again if situation allows me. I can’t thank you and everyone enough.” J.J. MD
The answer lies in your brain: the taste of sweet activates dopamine receptors in the brain, which are responsible for most addictions.
Dopamine is the “I gotta have it” hormone. When you see that chocolate cake or other favorite sweet, dopamine levels rise and strengthen your desire for that sweet.