The HB is a blog dedicated to the presentation of ideas about the Dharma, 12-step recovery, and the intersection between the two.

This blog is neither committed to 12-step orthodoxy, nor 12-step criticism.  Instead, it aims to reflect upon the intellectual and emotion struggles of 12-step recovery from the perspective of someone new to the Dharma.  Likewise, it aims to reflect upon the intellectual and emotion struggles of learning the Dharma from the perspective of someone new to 12-step recovery.

Regular posts may focus on 12-step recovery, Buddhism, or both.  It is intended to be a respectful and honest inquiry by a writer that struggles with both respect and honesty.

In the end this blog is meant to offer some solace to others out there are trying to live a sober and spiritual life.



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  1. Very well said. Your writing, like your speak, always makes me feel inadequate…

    Posted by romin | April 26, 2011, 9:56 pm
  2. Hey Habituated Buddhist! Just wanted to let you know that The Easier Softer Way moved from sock9357.wordpress.com to easiersofterway.wordpress.com…If you wanna update the link or ever visit! Hope all is well!

    Posted by easiersofterway | May 16, 2011, 11:58 pm
  3. Interesting premise and my curiosity is piqued. Many people I know, especially in this day and age, are looking for something more and I look forward to reading more about your journey. Thanks for your feedback on the newbie thread.

    Posted by Navy Wife Chronicles | June 15, 2011, 10:32 pm
  4. I look forward to catching up on your posts, now that I’ve discovered the blog. I have a number of friends who are recovering addicts, and a greater number who are, as yet, unaware that they are addicts of one kind or another. I think we all are. But, I’ve been surprised how many turn to Buddhism during recovery. It’s very interesting. and the more I learn about both addiction and the dharma the more sense it makes! I’m fond of saying that the Buddha was a technician, because the Four Noble Truths are THE recipe for problem solving. It makes perfect sense that this would apply well to recovery. _/|\_

    Posted by Mondo Samu | June 23, 2011, 9:10 am
  5. Hi there, Habituated Buddhist:

    I stumbled across your blog. By chance, have you seen the 12stepbuddhist blog by Darren Littlejohn? I am pretty sure he is in Portland, Oregon, and his focus is somewhat similar to yours. It might be of interest to you.

    Anyway, I also wanted you to know that we are conducting a survey on Buddhism in America in the ten years since the 9/11 Tragedies, since many people found solace in the teachings of Buddhism after 9/11. The survey is at:


    We want to share our findings with the Dharma community why so many people become interested in Buddhism after the 9/11 attacks? Does Buddhism still play a role in their lives ten years after the attacks? How do the attitudes of new Buddhists differ from those who were Buddhists before 9/11?

    No matter how long you have been interested in Buddhism, we encourage you to take this survey yourself.

    Also, will you kindly let others know about the survey by mentioning it on your blog, FaceBook or Twitter? The more people who take the survey, the better we will ALL understand how Buddhism is viewed in the decade after September 11th.

    Thank in advance. Every mention of the survey helps the Buddhist community.

    Sawasdee Kha,

    Srisuda Hongthai
    The Buddha Garden

    Posted by Srisuda from The Buddha Garden | September 11, 2011, 2:31 am

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