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A Burning Desire by Kevin Griffin
Jan 01, 2010 | ISBN 9781401927677

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“In this wise, compassionate, and courageous ‘Big Book,’ Kevin Griffin has swung wide the doors between the church basement and the meditation hall. His gentle voice speaks, with clarity and love, to new generations of addicts seeking freedom and awakening. A Burning Desire promises to be the seminal text for the recovery community of the 21st century!”
— William Alexander, story teller and author of Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness, and Ordinary Recovery

“A truly helpful bridge between the power of 12-Step work and the power of the Dharma.”
—Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

A Burning Desire is a much needed addition to the growing field of Buddhism and recovery. Kevin is a master at building bridges between the 12 Steps and Buddhism. I highly recommend this book to anyone in recovery!”
— Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream

“There are many parallels between 12-Step programs and Buddhist approaches to addiction recovery. Kevin Griffin gives a personal and powerful account of how these concepts have helped him. I highly recommend it as a landmark book in the path of recovery.”
— G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., University of Washington, author of Relapse Prevention and Assessment of Addictive Behaviors

“Kevin Griffin’s original burning desire was for alcohol, but it is now to share his hard won wisdom with the world. This book is a gift to us all.”
— Roger Walsh M.D., Ph.D., University of California Medical School, author of Essential Spirituality: The Seven Central Practices

“Kevin Griffin’s new book A Burning Desire: Dharma God & the Path of Recovery is a beautiful interweaving of two vital paths of healing, ancient Buddhist teachings and the modern 12-Step tradition. He unfolds the concepts of God and a Higher Power, so central to the 12-Step tradition, so that they become not just accessible, but deeply meaningful to those who may have found the image of a grandfather God difficult or confusing. It’s a book to be read and re-read, to be owned and loaned, and to be given as a welcome gift to anyone in recovery.”
— Jan Chozen Bays, abbott, Great Vow Zen Monastery; author of Mindful Eating and Jizo Bodhisattva

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