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12-Step Audio Lectures

These lectures were recorded at Minnesota Zen Meditation Center in an effort to bring together 12-Step recovery work, Buddhism and meditation. My mission, as stated often in the lectures or at the beginning of the meeting is:

1) To help people understand how to meditate, encourage daily meditation and give support for sustaining a practice once established.

2) To help make the translation from a mainly Christian-based language in the 12-Steps to the
non-theistic language of Buddhism. The main principle of Buddhism are interwoven and mirrored in the Steps. We can discern and explore where specific Buddhist practices fall into the organization of the Steps.

For thirty years, I have practiced Buddhism and the
12-Steps, side-by-side, with profound results. Each community could learn from one another. From my point of view, American Buddhists can enrich their understanding of sangha and the dismantling of destructive patterns from Steps 4 through 9 as practiced in Recovery.

The Recovery community can learn much from mindfulness practice and meditation that is such a rich treasure in Buddhism. Combined, they provide an unshakable transformative process for us all.

12 Step and Buddhism Retreat at Clouds in Water March 2013. Details to come.”


Individual Talks
1_6_11 surrender control, 12 step and Buddhism Judith .mp3
1_21_10 basic meditation Judith .mp3
1_21_10 Buddhism is really living in “let go” Judith mp3
1-21-10 12stepret10 Buddhism Really Living in “Let Go” Judith mp3
3-11-10 12 stepret10 introduction to the retreat Judith mp3
3-11-10 12 stepret10 Guided Mediation – 4 Foundations of the Mindfulness Judith mp3
3-12-10 12stepret10Do the next right thing Matt E.mp3
3-12-10 12 stepret10 I Declare Today is Today’s Day! Carol mp3
3-12-11 12stepret11 Not Speaking Falsely Carol W mp3
12 Step Buddhism Retreat Portland Talks by Judith February 2012
2-24-12 portland12, part 1 intro mp3
2-24-12 portland12, part 2 intro mp3
2-24-12 portland12, 4 foundations meditation mp3
2-25-12 portland12, concentration guided meditation mp3
2-25-12 portland12, principles of 12 step mp3
2-25-12 portland12, what is a non-theistic god? Mp3
2-25-12 portland12, loving kindness meditation mp3
2-25-12 portland12, self examination, steps 4-9 part 1 mp3
2-25-12 portland12, self examination, the 4 r’s part 2 mp3
2-25-12 portland12, intro into forgiveness and amends mp3
2-25-12 portland12, forgiveness meditation mp3
12 Step Buddhism Retreat March 2012: Clouds in Water
3-8-12 CIW12stepret12, intro, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, Judith mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 1 Honesty Danelle mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 2 Hope Matt mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 3 Action Becky mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 What is God in Buddhism Judith mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 4&5 Courage & Integrity Jay mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 6 Willingness Matt mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Compassion Alice mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Loving Kindness guided meditation Judith mp3
3-9-12 CIW12stepret12 Danelle’s Story mp3
3-10-12 CIW12stepret Step 8 Love Barry mp3
3-10-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 9 Self Discipline mp3
3-10-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 10 perseverance Grant mp3
3-10-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 11 Spiritual Awareness Therese mp3
3-10-12 CIW12stepret12 Step 12 Service Eric mp3
12 Step and Buddhism Retreat:
March 2011 Clouds in Water Zen Center
3_12_11 Not speaking falsely Carol W mp3
3_10_11 12 step retreat, Grant, Integrating Zen & 12 step .mp3
3_11_11 12stepretreat, Jessie P., 3rd step prayer .mp3
3_11_11 12STEPRETREAT, carol W. Mindfulness.mp3
3_11_11 12stepretreat, Judith r, thy will be done .mp3
3_11_11 12stepretreat, Judith r, Q&A meditation.mp3
3_11_11 12stepretreat, Eric L. allowing strangeness.mp3
3_11_11 12stepretreat, Barry M.'s story .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Matt E. Not killing .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Jessie W. Sex and Stealing .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Danelle D. intoxicants & stinginess .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Carol W. not speaking falsely .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Barry, Anger, not talking about others faults .mp3
3_12_11 12dstepretreat, Jessie P. Not elevating oneself .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Danelle D., Steps 6&7, grace .mp3
3_12_11 12stepretreat, Matt E. Principles before personalities .mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, Let go and let god - Judith .mp3
12 Step and Buddhism Retreat:
January 2011 Portland Oregon
1_14_11 Portland, sobriety and surrender .mp3
1_14_11 Portland, basic meditation, 4 foundations of mindfulness .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, Total dynamic functioning .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, Shapiro meditation on breathing .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, just for today and the present moment, interrupting our stories .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, Kornfield's Forgiveness meditation .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, Importance of our relationship .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, foundation of kindness .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, Conclusion to kindness .mp3
1_15_11 Portland, Boucher's Avalokiteshvara meditation .mp3
12 Step and Buddhism Retreat:
March 2010 Clouds in Water Zen Center
3_11_10 12stepret10 Introduction to the Retreat Judith .mp3
3_11_10 12stepret10 Guided meditation-4 foundations of mindfulness Judith .mp3
3_12_10 12stepret10 I declare today is today's day-carol .mp3
3_12_10 12stepret10 Do the next right thing-matt E .mp3
3_12_10 12stepret10, Non-theistic god, Jessie .mp3
3_12_10 12stepret10, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha – Judith .mp3
3_12_10 12stepret10, Eric's story .mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, precepts, Matt S. mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, 4th step inv. - Grant .mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, Loving-kindness meditation - carol .mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, Acceptance, Terry .mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, surrender and joy, Amy .mp3
3_13_10 12stepret10, Let go and let god - Judith .mp3
12 Step & Buddhism Retreat:
October 2009 Portland Oregon
10_7_09 Great vow monastery.mp3
10_9_09 Fri. nite portland .mp3
10_10_09 8 & 12 portland.mp3
10_10_09 Dimantling habit patterns portland.mp3
10_10_09 forgiveness meditation.mp3
10_10_09 Healing temple meditation.mp3
10_10_09 Q&A. on meditation.mp3
10_10_09 Taking the one seat meditation.mp3
10_10_09 what is god?.mp3
12 Step & Buddhism Retreat:
2009 Clouds in Water Zen Center
3_12_09 step11 Terry.mp3
3_12_09 stop&heal.mp3
3_13_09 12 Body scan meditation.mp3
3_13_09 12 Step 1-3 Amy.mp3
3_13_09 God in Buddhism.mp3
3_13_09 Healing Temple Meditation.mp3
3_13_09 Intro to Naikon.mp3
3_13_09 Spiritual Stability.mp3
3_14_09 12 step 8,9,10.mp3
3_14_09 Precept inventory.mp3
3_14_09 - 12 step 12.mp3
3_14_09 - 12step 4-7.mp3
12 Step & Buddhism Retreat:
2008 Clouds in Water Zen Center
3_14_08 _Paramitas - Grant
3_14_08 _Compassion - Glenn
3_14_08 _Surrender - Eric
3_14_08 _God Discussion_- Judith
3_14_08 _Pain Karna and God - Judith
3_15_08 _Steps 6 & 7 - Diane
3_15_08_ Steps 8 & 9 - Judith
3_15_08__12 Steps Talk - Amy
3_15_08__Confession and Repentance - Judith
12 Step & Buddhism Retreat: With Kevin Griffin, author of "One Breath at a Time" And Byakuren Judith Ragir, Guiding Teacher of Clouds in Water Zen Center
5-17-07 Step One - Kevin and Judith
5-18-07 8-fold path as the higher power - Kevin
5-18-07 eating meditation - Kevin
5-18-07 Instructions on right speech - Kevin
5-18-07 meditation as the celebration of the first three steps. - Judith
5-19-07 Steps 4-9 and the four powers - Judith
5-20-07 Overview of the 12 steps - Kevin
Series 1:
Practicing the Specific Steps
1-15-04 Interrupting Patterns
1-22-04 Kill the Buddha
1-29-04 Spiritual Stability
2-5-04 Step 2-3, Faith
2-12-04 Third Step, Prayer
2-26-04 Stop, Calm, Rest, Heal
3-04-04 Dismantling Patterns
3-11-04 Dismantling Patterns 2, Divine Abodes
4-08-04 Amends and Forgiveness
4-25-04 Step 5, Confession, Repentance
5-06-04 Mindfulness
Series 2:
Practicing the Specific Steps
5-13-04 Step 1, Illusion of Control
5-27-04 Step 2, Power greater and sanity
6-17-04 Step 3, Let go and let God
6-24-04 Step 4, Anger
7-1-04 Step 4, Fear
7-15-04 Divine Abodes
7-22-04 Step 5, Confession
7-29-04 Step 6, Dismantling Patterns
8-26-04 Step 6 and 7, Willingness and Grace
9-02-04 Step 7 and 8, Forgiveness
9-09-04 Step 8 and 9, Forgiveness II
9-16-04 Don't Talking of Others Faults
9-30-04 Amends, Formula for Regret
10-07-04 Step 9, Promises
10-14-04 Step 10, Mindfulness
10-21-04 Step 11, 5th Sense
10-28-04 Step 11, Prayer, Call and Response
11-04-04 Step 11, Relief of the Bondage of Self
11-11-04 Step 12, Bodhisattva Vow
11-18-04 Joys and Problems of Step 12 Service
Series 3:
Practicing with Difficulties and Tonglen
12-02-04 Transforming Difficulties
12-16-04 Transforming Difficulties into the Path
1-06-05 Learning Tonglen
1-13-05 Tonglen Instructions
1-20-05 Tonglen Meditations
1-27-05 Continuing Q and A about Tonglen
Series 4:
Practicing the Specific Steps
2-17-05 Serenity and Mindfulness
3-3-05 Step 1, Big mind, Small mind
3-24-05 Step 2, Reliance, not Defiance
4-14-05 Step 3, A Hole in the Donut, Letting Go
5-12-05 Step 5, Reliance, Regret, Change
5-19-05 Step 4, Anger #1
5-26-05 Step 4, Anger #2
6-2-05 Step 4, Sex
6-30-05 Step 4, Money
7-7-05 Step 5, Regret and Community
7-14-05 Steps 6-7 Grace
9-1-05 Japan Trip
9-8-05 Steps 4-7 Dissmantling Patterns
9-22-05 - One day at a time
9-29-05, Do the next appropriate action
11-5-05 12 step retreat, Q&A on meditation
11-05-05, 12 step retreat, Presence
11-10-05 Step 8 forgiveness
12-1-05 Step 9, amends, right speech & precepts
1-12-06 Step 10, "Don't be hatin"
2-2-06 Step 10, Anger transformation and meditation
2-9-06 step 10, Precepts and right speech
2-23-06 Step 11, Thy will not my will be done (translated)
3-23-06 Step 12, Selfless Service
5-25-06 Step 11, The Energy of Prayer
8-3-06 Buddhist style inventory
Series 5:
Spirituality of Imperfection
8-31-06 Spiritual of Imperfection #1
9-7-06 A Path not a destination
9-21-06 Community and isolation
9-28-06 Humility

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© 2008 Judith Ragir

12 Step Lectures
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