"Kari I am a buddhist living in Naples Italy, we dont have such groups here, Now!!! But I have been a long time NA memeber.. I am not getting out what I use to.. As I have been more involved in SGI, studying, chanting.. I would love more info on how…"
"Thanks I am in recovery. Been sober for 14 years. Been a member of Sgi for 2 years. Had a difficult time fussing the two. Had a guidence about it. Think being a member of the 12 steps and a Buddhist will and is giving me a real good chance to help…"
"I question AA plenty. That's part of the reason I went back to college, became a CDP and rallied to get a South Seattle Lotus Group going. I did need to go to AA daily in early sobriety. Sometimes in early sobriety and I had no where else to go…"
"I accept your apology. However, I still take exception to your interpretation of fundamental darkness, as it relates to criticism of AA. I understand that this may well be your own personal spiritual path. However, my fear is that others will read…"
"I'm sorry you feel offended. This is just what happens to work for me. I struggled for many, many years with addiction. Finding similarties instead of faulting differences was a major break- through for me. This is in no way a personal attack.…"
"This isn't right. I feel like this is a personal attack on me, because I object to AA and the 12-Steps. For your information, I've attended Lotus Groups as well. Nothing that I've posted about AA, or the 12-Steps, hasn't been…"
I've enjoyed reading all the comments today! For me ,personally, I know that if I am not being honest about my alcoholism, I can't stay sober. If I choose to seek the law outside of myself, I am not practicing this Buddhism correctly. I am letting fundamental darkness win when I am dishonest about addiction. If I am finding fault in AA because I am Buddhist, then my fundamental darkness is taking over and I longer want to stay sober. Having attended hundreds of AA meetings while also…See More
"What great conversations tonight! I am so thrilled as I have been chanting missile daimoku for several years to facilitate a Lotus Group in my area. It is now a reality! I am also a CDP. I have to say that having attended hundreds of 12-step…"
"Thank you so much for sharing this, Ricky! I know people who are really struggling to practice and go to AA meetings. Our Lotus Group only meets once a month so I encourage folks to attend AA meetings in between. Over the years I've learned to…"