Critical Dharma for Thinking Minds

Get F’n Real Pt. 2: the Neurosis of the Normal

“In accord with clinical theories that emphasize the self-deceptive nature of narcissistic self-regulation (e.g., Kohut, 1977) we assume that the relevant mechanism is repression. That is, we think that the avoidance … Continue reading

2014/11/27 · Leave a comment

Buddhists: Get F’n Real

2014/11/15 · 1 Comment

Refuge Recovery on the East Coast Canada

First, as always, there was Vancouver. But now, there’s Halifax. Refuge Recovery Halifax kicks off this Thursday November 6 at 7 PM at the Dalhousie University Multifaith Centre. 

2014/11/04 · Leave a comment

Josh Korda Goes Against the Stream @Tricycle

This film portrait of Josh Korda is about the only type of American Buddhism that I can get behind, that is genuine, honest, frank, and real. I can only share the … Continue reading

2014/11/03 · Leave a comment

Refuge Recovery: Tricycle Interview with Noah Levine

Buddhist teacher Noah Levine’s punk rocker past, social advocacy, and straight-talking, subversive books like Dharma Punx and Against the Stream have earned him an avid following among the young and disaffected. Now he can … Continue reading

2014/09/28 · Leave a comment

Gabor Maté: What Is Addiction?

2014/09/18 · 2 Comments

Review: Refuge Recovery Is a Gem

I’m only a third of the way through reading Noah Levine’s Refuge Recovery (2014 Harper Collins) but I’m already deeply impressed with his take on how to apply Buddhist principles and … Continue reading

2014/09/17 · 2 Comments

We Recover on the Bones of Others

From the book The Zen of Recovery, by Mel Ash ©1993  If you are here to read this, think of those who aren’t. Pray for them: good thoughts for those who … Continue reading

2014/08/22 · Leave a comment

Tommy Rosen: Recovery 2.0 Move Beyond Addiction

Dear Friends, In this picture, which was taken yesterday, you see me holding a copy of my book for the first time. It is called Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and … Continue reading

2014/08/05 · Leave a comment

Tommy Rosen: Beware the Lemmings

Dear Friends, I get asked all the time why I feel my recovery is so sturdy.  And I will always caution myself and others not to fall prey to the … Continue reading

2014/07/23 · Leave a comment


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