Making Friends with Your Demons and Hungry Ghosts: Buddhist Tools for Recovery


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Date Teaching Length
Mon, 08/06/2012 Causes and Conditions of Addiction 16:55
Mon, 08/13/2012 Mindfulness is the Foundation of Recovery from Addiction Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 15:36
Mon, 08/20/2012 Letting Go of Self as a Path to Freedom Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 19:41
Mon, 08/27/2012 You Are Not Broken Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 24:57

This retreat will explore the use of Buddhist practices, especially mindfulness and meditation, to help people recover from habitually ingrained addictive behaviors. Tools-such as appropriate attention, acceptance, removing obsessive thoughts, cultivation of kindness, generosity, and gratitude-can help break the cycle of addiction. Each week, Korda will introduce a different meditation techniques to help reduce stress and make recovery more tranquil and joyous.

Josh Korda has been meditating for over two decades and began his studies in Theravada Buddhism in 1996. He is the guiding teacher at New York Dharmapunx and serves as a visiting teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative care. Josh received his initial teacher training with Noah Levine, and has had the honor to study with countless other spiritual practitioners, including Ajahns Geoff, Sucitto, Amaro, Brahm, Vajiro, Sharon Salzberg and Tara Brach. Josh's dharma talks can be found at To support his teachings visit

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  • libbykopo's picture
    libbykopo commented on
    June 4, 2014, 1:05 pm

    I have listened to these talks over and over and over, and learn something new each time.

    And I also really...

  • trixie22's picture
    trixie22 commented on
    October 3, 2013, 4:02 pm

    I am meeting up with a friend tonight who goes to nar-anon. I hope to gain knowledge, experience ..anything that...

  • Tharpa Pema's picture
    Tharpa Pema commented on
    September 30, 2013, 4:57 pm

    Dear Trixie:

    I hear your anxiety and despair. May you receive the help you desire. I am a member of AlAnon....

  • trixie22's picture
    trixie22 commented on
    September 30, 2013, 4:26 pm

    How do I help my 16 year old, who's bipolar and addicted? Just today I was looking over your teachings, to learn...