Brand New: The Power of Vow

For reviews, see the Media section of the site. The 12-Step Buddhist is also available on Powell's, Barnes and Noble, Snow Lion and other online resources.

Grab a copy for yourself and a family member, co-worker, sponsor, therapist or spiritual teacher. Anyone who knows an addict should read this book.


12-Step Buddhist GEAR

Tibetan Incense

This is where I get mine. For some reason just the scent of this amazing incense puts me right into a meditation space.

5000 days (in a row).

It’s easy to talk spiritual trips when all is well. It’s a mother to live the teachings when your guts churn from the inside out, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, month after month. It’s hard when you hurt people you love. It’s real hard when someone asks you how you’re doing in public and you break down crying, unable to catch a breath. Pain is deep. Samsara is beginningless.

4,748 Days

Darren Littlejohn

hasn’t had a drink, fix, pill or joint in 13 years as of today. Who’da thunk?

Yesterday at 10:14am · Friends Only · LikeUnlike · Comment

Taylor Thompson Lancaster, Mary Smith, Edward Macarchick and 46 others like this.

Jeremy Ward Rock on Darren!!

Yesterday at 10:15am ·

Path, what path?

IMG_4691 copy

I dreamt I was getting some Marlboro cigarettes at a convenient mart, but the proprietor was the owner of the Tibet store here in Portland. I found myself in line at a gas station, trying to get some deep fried shrimp dim sum. When I got up to the counter I opened my wallet and


westside21 copy

Saturday – 12-Step Speaker Meeting Sunday – Namkhai Norbu Dzogchen practice group at my house, followed by 12 Step Study and 11pm-5am shift on the 12-Step hotline. Monday – Intergroup service commitment for my recovery meeting. Tuesday – Meditation with the Lama Surya Das group. Wednesday – Meditation and discussion on koans with the Portland