Mandala Magazine Review of The Power of Vow

“Littlejohn, through The Power of Vow, has made at least two major contributions for which all addicts and non-addicts should be thankful. For adherents to the 12-Step model, Littlejohn’s work is another contribution to the growing number of alternative perspectives on a successful, although arguably dated system of recovery. For Buddhist addicts, Littlejohn has kindly – and without judgment – opened …

Book Review: Hurry Up and Meditate

The how to section argues for simple breathing practices, gives a helpful meditation checklist and moves on to more awareness oriented practices before going deeper with more advanced breathings, body and walking meditation instructions. Thankfully the author does some explanation of visualizations, in and out of the context of religious imagery and goes a step further than some other books by introducing the ideas of analytical meditation.

A Review of the 12-Step Buddhist by Scott Leiker, M.Ed.

Darren Littlejohn, standing on the shoulders of many giants both in the field of Buddhism and addiction recovery, has offered us The 12 Step Buddhist, a raw and visceral account of his attempts to integrate Buddhism into his own recovery. The 12 Step Buddhist stands as a street level, no-nonsense guide to bringing the wisdom of Buddhism into the everyday life of the recovering addict. Littlejohn eschews intellectualization and abstraction in favor of practicality, grit, and hard-won realization about what works and what doesn’t work in attempting to find real relief from what ails us. His excitement about the ways that Buddhism can turbo charge one’s recovery program is palpable.