In this compelling blend of East and West, Mel Ash shows how Zen mind and practice connect to the heart of recovery. Courageously drawing from his own experience as an abused child, alcoholic, Zen student, and dharma teacher, Ash presents a practical synthesis of AA’s Twelve Steps and Zen’s Eightfold Path.
You don’t have to be Buddhist to appreciate the healing power of The Zen of Recovery. The book makes Zen available to all seeking to improve the quality of their spiritual and everyday life. It also includes practical instructions on how to meditate and put the book into action. It’s message will help readers live more profoundly “one day at a time.”
This is a really, really good book on the subject of recovery – one that I can recommend without reservation.
I love this from the notes about the author on the back page:
In spare moments he listens to music, wrestles with demons, points at the moon and sits on his porch drinking lots of black coffee.