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    A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery by Kevin Griffin. Shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of sobriety.

    Buddhism and the Twelve Steps: A Recovery Workbook for Individuals and Groups by Kevin Griffin,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0615942210/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_dWKqtb1NSQ4MCGWR

    A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553372114/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_T0Kqtb0WCNS6SHWP

    The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery: A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life by Lawrence Peltz,http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590309189/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_4VKqtb1PPN8RJ53H

    12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We by Laura S.,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0861712811/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_O0Lqtb184E52FCC8

    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown,http://www.amazon.com/dp/1592407331/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_9ZKqtb12D5FND8JS

    The Beginner's Guide to Walking the Buddha's Eightfold Path by Jean Smith,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0609808966/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_TXLqtb02VQHMDA5T

    Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0307742881/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_vZKqtb0TH50YVWVV

    One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin. presents potent ancient techniques for finding calm and clarity and offers a vision of a Higher Power not tied to traditional Western Judeo-Christian concepts. One Breath at a Time, describes the convergence of two vital traditions, one ancient, the other contemporary, and shows how they are working together to create a rich spiritual path for our times.

    Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg. Draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—the four "heavenly abodes" of traditional Buddhism.

    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0061339202/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_lcHftb1CMXJGXKMC

    A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine. Poet and meditation teacher Levine writes simply and gently about his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation. An inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth.

    Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg, Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.

    Become What You Are by Alan W. Watts, www.amazon.com/...

    Bringing Home the Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are by Jack Kornfield. If you want to find inner peace and wisdom, you don’t need to move to an ashram or monastery. Your life, just as it is, is the perfect place to be. Here Jack Kornfield, one of America’s most respected Buddhist teachers, shares this and other key lessons gleaned from more than forty years of committed study and practice. Bringing Home the Dharma includes simple meditation practices for awakening our buddha nature.

    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death."

    The Celebration of Life: A Dialogue on Hope, Spirit, and the Immortality of the Soul by Norman Cousins. a spiritual classic from the author of the national bestseller Anatomy of an Illness, which detailed Cousins' recovery from a fatal illness using mind/body healing techniques. A Celebration of Life further examines the relationship of mind and body.

    The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation by Arinna Weisman. Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community), as well as suggestions for further reading and information on various centers and resources.

    In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want by Iyanla Vanzant, www.amazon.com/...

    Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh. covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication.

    The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation by Joseph Goldstein. A modern classic of unusually clear, practical instruction for the practice of Buddhist meditation: sitting and walking meditation, how one relates with the breath, feelings, thought, sense perceptions, consciousness, and everyday activities. Basic Buddhist topics such as the nature of karma, the four noble truths, the factors of enlightenment, dependent origination, and devotion are discussed.