Thanks to the Facebook feed of meditation teacher Josh Korda, we’ve become aware of this 2005 video, “Withdrawal in the Jungle,” about achieving sobriety thanks to the drug and alcohol-detoxification program taught at Tham Krabok Monastery in Thailand.
We might as well go ahead and advise some viewer discretion; this video is not for the faint of heart — but then neither is the ill health and mental suffering that addiction to alcohol and drugs can bring. The video is told through a Westerner who has become a monk and benefited from the program. Some advice from him: “Whether you’re a junkie or a monk, grab your life and do something with it.”
Watch the video after the jump. And look for Josh Korda’s own reflections on recovery, and how honesty and diligence offer him a daily reprieve from depression and addiction, in “Every Day a Reprieve,” inside our March 2013 magazine.