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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: USA > California > Los Angeles



Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

Suburb:

Eagle Rock/Pasadena

Day:

Wednesdays (Weekly)

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

The Heart of Recovery

Address:

963 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock/Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705 (map)

Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence.

The format of the group is as follows:

  • Welcome each other
  • Practice Shamatha Viphasyana (peace of mind, awareness of mind) meditation
  • Group’s facilitator or guest speaker shares a reading or talk with the group
  • Group discussion and sharing of our personal experience, strength and hope
  • Close with Shamatha Viphasyana meditation practice and read the Dedication of Merit.
‘Sobriety is finding a new way of living that involves engagement where there was withdrawal; generosity where there was self-centeredness; community where there was isolation; joy where there was bitterness; trust where there was cynicism.’
-- Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Open to all Buddhist practitioners from all traditions and/or Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.

Contact:

For more information email the group’s coordinator and he will get back to you shortly: Email- heartofrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- la.shambhala.org

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Venue:

Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029 (map)

Other info:

The meeting will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective.
Each week the meeting will focus on a different topic:

  • Four Truths of Recovery
  • Fifth Precept
  • Buddhist Perspective on the 12 Steps
  • Speaker
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Phone- (323) 665-4300    Website(s)- www.againstthestream.org

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Venue:

Against the Stream

Day:

Sunday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/

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Venue:

The AT Center

Day:

Mondays through Fridays

Time:

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1773 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (map)
(Unity Hall - ground level meeting room)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/

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Venue:

Against The Stream

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA CA90029 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/

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Venue:

Refuge Recovery Center

Day:

Friday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Inventory group

Address:

4302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/

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Venue:

The AT Center

Day:

Saturday

Time:

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1773 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (map)
(Unity Hall - ground level meeting room)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/

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