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Vimalasara Mason-John

Vimalasara Mason-John

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Dr Vimalsara Mason-John M.A is an award-winning author of 10 books, including her debut fictional memoir novel, Borrowed Body which explores the warring parts within a traumatized adolescent, and Detox Your Heart, Meditations for Emotional Trauma, and Eight Step Recovery Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction. They are the co-founder of the secular 8-week course Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery MBAR and is also one of the new leading African Descent Voices in the field of Mindfulness Approaches for Addiction. They are the current president of the international organization Buddhist Recovery Network, which promotes Mindfulness and Buddhism as a complementary approach working with addiction, craving, recovery, harm reduction and abstinence. Valerie has been working in the field of inquiry over the past 15 years, as a trainer in conflict resolution and restorative justice, and as a guide with Liberation Unleashed, and a mentor in Direct Pointing. They are a founding facilitator of Dr Gabor Mate's compassionate Inquiry and a Graduate of IFS stage one. Last year their book I am Still Your negro An Homage to James Baldwin (Social Justice Poetics) was publishded and has been shortlisted for a prestigious Canadian Award, and last month their Anthology Afrikan Wisdom New Voices Talk Black Liberation, Buddhism and Beyond was publised. They are a senior teacher in the Triratna tradition, and live in British Columbia Canada

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