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The author of the book: Darren Littlejohn
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Date of issue: December 1st 2016
ISBN 13: 9780989526036
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For anyone who suffers. This is a how-to book. Do you feel frustrated with spiritual books that are complicated and confusing with too many strange terms? Then this is the book for you! This book will tell you everything that you need to know about how to begin a Buddhist practice. It includes practice instructions in each chapter to deepen your experience with the teachings. It's a complete guidebook for individuals, groups, beginners and experienced meditators alike, and is the perfect complement to an existing practice. What will you learn from this book? Learn how to alleviate suffering in the physical body as well as your emotional and mental life. Everything is explained in simple, clear language. Find answers to questions about the causes of suffering and loneliness. Learn a variety of different meditations so your practice is never boring. Included are sample practice sessions for you to try. The book is also suitable for small-group practice, recovery meetings, and yoga classes. Includes glossary and resources. Have you ever wondered how to find a good teacher or if you really need one? Gain Nothing will tell you how. Ultimately, there is nothing to gain. We are complete beings. But still, we suffer. The Buddha taught us how to free ourselves so that we can relax deeply in a way we never dreamed possible. The author has decades of experience applying these principles in his own life, recovery and practice. Buy a copy of this book for yourself and a friend. Start a study group. With what you learn in this book you will be confident as you explore other teachings and paths.
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Read information about the authorDarren Littlejohn is a recovering addict and a practitioner of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as a former mental health specialist. He earned a BA in Psych in 1991 and worked in chemical dependency and acute psychiatric care facilities during college. Darren took 2 years of graduate school and earned All But Thesis of a Masters degree in Research Methods for Psychology. He has been a Buddhist practitioner since the mid 80s.
A spiritual crisis led to a relapse in 1994 with 10 years of sobriety. After regaining sobriety in 1997, Darren worked on recovery with a new zeal, incorporating many years of psychotherapy, 12-Step work, Zen and Tibetan Buddhist practices. While relapse with long-term sobriety is common, returning for a sustained duration is extremely rare. Darren's program, which became the basis for the book the 12-Step Buddhist, is an integrated approach that is hard one over a span of more than twenty years.
Darren, a jazz guitarist and dog lover, now lives in San Diego, with his wife and dog. Hes been involved with many community projects, including the fight against smoking, creating dog parks, community television and a spiritually driven jazz program.