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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: Canada > British Columbia


Vancouver

Venue:

Vancouver Buddhist Centre

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Recovery Monday’s (Exploring Addiction and Recovery through the lens of Buddhism)

Address:

#207 - 460 Nanaimo Street at Pender, Vancouver, BC V5L 4W3 (map)

Other info:

This is a drop-in meditation evening for people in recovery. We unpack the spiritual step in the 12 step program through Buddhism and meditation. It will be an opportunity to explore Buddhist meditation as a tool to help calm the addicted mind and heal the addicted heart. Compliments all recovery programs including 12 Steps, SMART recovery et al.
By donation.
Lead by Vimalasara (The co-author of Eight Step Recovery - Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction) and a team of people in recovery.
See attached flyer (PDF approx. 95Kb) for more details about this book - and how to set up an 8 step Recovery Meeting.

Contact:

Email- eightstepsrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- vancouverbuddhistcentre.com/ - thebuddhistcentre.com/eightsteps

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Vancouver

Venue:

Vancouver Buddhist Centre

Day:

Sundays

Time:

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Type:

Eight Step Recovery

Address:

460 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 4W3 (map)
At E Pender Street. Unit 207

Other info:

Eight Step Recovery is an alternative recovery program to the 12 step program of Alcoholic Anonymous. It uses the Buddhist Teachings to overcome addiction. This Eight Step program  is a set of mindfulness teachings outlining a suggested course of action for recovery from addiction, stinking thinking, negative mental states, and  compulsive and obsessive behaviours.

This program was cofounded by Dr Valerie Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and Dr Paramabandhu Groves Ph.D. in 2013, and published in their book: “Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's teachings to overcome addiction”.

Contact:

Email- triratna at vancouverbuddhistcentre dot com - eightstepsrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- vancouverbuddhistcentre.com - thebuddhistcentre.com/eightsteps

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Victoria

Venue:

The Friary

Day:

First and third Wednesdays of the month

Time:

7:30 - 9:00pm

Type:

Victoria Buddhism in Recovery (B12)

Address:

1076 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L3 (map)

Other info:

We are a group of people in recovery who meet to discuss Buddhism and recovery.
The following guidelines are being used: “We support the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviours.”
The meetings are open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths. We promote mindfulness and meditation and are grounded in Buddhist principals of non-harming, compassion and interdependence (adapted from buddhistrecovery.org). We encourage our members to stay active in the recovery program of their choice. This group is considered a supplement to our 12 step programs.
Time for sharing.
Please try to be on time or enter mindfully, so as not to disturb the meditation of others.
Please bring your own beverage.
This meeting is by donation, with proceeds going to the Friary.

Contact:

For more information Email- vicbuddha12 at gmail dot com

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