• One Breath at a Time

  • Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
  • By: Kevin Griffin
  • Narrated by: Kevin Griffin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (179 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps has established itself as a classic, a bellwether of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, combining Buddhist mindfulness practices with a 12-step recovery program.

Published in 2004, One Breath at a Time has never lost its place as the best-selling Buddhist recovery book. We are proud to present an audio edition of this transformative work.

What gives the book its enduring value is Griffin's intimate and revealing tales of his own and other's addiction and recovery, combined with his unique capacity to translate traditional 12-step concepts like powerlessness, higher power, and character defects into meaningful contemporary terms. He explores all this through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhism: the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more. The result is a book that has transformed the lives of thousands of addicts and alcoholics.

Narrated by Kevin himself, the audio version brings this classic book to life.

©2004 Kevin Griffin (P)2017 Kevin Griffin

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Narration is no problem ...

Not certain why people complain about the narration. If Kevin’s voice is not suitable for the narration of his own book, then Jack Kornfield is no less handicapped. I found the narration relaxed and appropriate for us anxiety-ridden types.

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not enough thank yous

I had no idea my thoughts aligned with Buddhism. I thought I was just weird and different. i picked your book because I'm an alcoholic who is trying to recover. Everyone keeps telling me AA! You need AA! But I couldn't get past the religion no matter what. So I came across this Audible book and it was like an epiphany! What? There is an entire group of people that believe in Buddhism and its the same basic concept as how I feel. Have I been under a rock? maybe. Anyway, thank you a million thank yous for making this Audible book. It's been a great help to me. I plan on listening to it more than once.

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A outline for life in recovery

Loved it.... it spoke to me, it addressed so many of my troubles and solutions

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Slow start but great book

It’s a little slow to start with but after about an hour it starts to become really rewarding - highly recommend

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life changing

I have been going through so much conflict since i got sober and found meditation. I finally found some relation, perspective and sense to what ive been going through

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  • 11-23-20

Unexpected surprise

I am not a Buddhist, not am I in a recovery program, yet I learned so much from Kevin and his many helpful tools I can apply to my life. The book is so informative that I plan to read it a couple more times and will refer it to others. What a great book about introspection and healing. I enjoyed the author’s calming voice.

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Keeps me centered

I Love the narrator. He super slow and consistent. Good for me to slow the brain down and just be.

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love it!

This audible inspired me to meditate again and gave me renewed inertia in my recovery. totally recommend

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There are no coincidences...

I’ve began this book two weeks ago, today I finished. Today also happens to be the day I am attending my first silent recovery retreat. His story and gentle voice was a pleasure to listen to. I feel I have better sense of mindfulness to bring with me. Where just yesterday I had anxiety and fear about the unknown of attending, today I have peace and acceptance. Last year was a long, tough learning experience in my sobriety and I can’t think of better way to move on from then to now, than how God has seen fit for me today. This will be a book I see myself going back to time and time again. Thank you, I wish you to experience love and kindness

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Kevin is our tutor and support

Kevin Griffin has been an inspiration and resource for our Mindfulness and Meditation for Recovering Alcoholics Study Group . Thanks Kevin !
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  • 08-28-21

Lovely book

I am grateful for the synthesis of Buddhism and Twelve steps. Lovely narration by a humble practitioner. One of the best of these kinds of books. Thank you

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  • DM
  • 03-21-21

A guide for a better life

1st listened at Xmas 2017 and then 3 times since up to 21.03.21. Has aided me in sobriety and my own self awareness journey exponentially Thank you Kevin 😊

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  • Thomas Van Soens
  • 10-28-19

great comparison between 12 steps and buddhism!

great comparison between 12 steps and buddhism!
well written, not too fast and easy to understand. thank you!

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