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.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche – Portland ’09

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Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche – Portland, June ’09

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche @ Maitripa Summer ’09

LZR Arrives @ PDX June 2009

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Upcoming Teaching Schedule at Maitripa College

LZR Arrives @ PDX June 2009

June 26: Chod Initiation Beginning at 6pm (*previous highest yoga tantra initiation required to attend)

For more on Chod practice, see Machig Labdron & the

What I Learned While Teaching in Colorado

They sell Buddha statues in the liquor stores in Boulder!

But the bit that really blew my mind wasn’t clear until today. Everyone knows Trungpa was a hard core drinker and a super bad-ass teacher. Some say a genius. If he were alive today, I feel that we would have a relationship. I know how to be sober, and many of his students to this day still struggle with addiction.

12-Step Buddhist Winter Retreat @ Breitenbush Hot Springs: Jan. 8-10th, 2010


Join Darren Littlejohn, author of the 12-Step Buddhist and Tysa Fennern for the first annual 12-Step Buddhist Winter Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. Tysa will facilitate the women’s activities. The retreat is open to anyone – you do not have to be an addict or Buddhist to participate.