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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: USA


Birmingham, Alabama

Venue:

The Moore Institute

Day:

Saturday

Time:

10:30am - 11:30am

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

4126 Autumn Lane, Birmingham, AL 35243 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Phone- Jeff (205) 492-1031 - Joel (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Birmingham, Alabama

Venue:

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

11th Step Recovery Meeting

Address:

714 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222 (map)

Other info:

Our meeting consists of a reading of our intention then a five to ten minute talk on applying mindfulness meditation to some aspect of recovery. Then we sit for twenty minutes. Next we break and get tea or coffee and move to a room with a table and have open sharing on a topic or reading.
We are not directly affiliated with the Shambhala center.
The meeting is free.

Contact:

Danny Rosser Email- Rosserdanny7 at gmail dot com

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Birmingham, Alabama

Venue:

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

5:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

714 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Phone- Jeff (205) 492-1031 - Joel (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Birmingham, Alabama

Venue:

Birmingham Shambhala Center

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

714 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Phone- Jeff (205) 492-1031 - Joel (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Birmingham, Alabama

Venue:

The Moore Institute

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

4126 Autumn Lane, Birmingham, AL 35243 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Phone- Jeff (205) 492-1031 - Joel (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Flagstaff, Arizona

Venue:

Flagstaff Federated Church

Day:

Mondays

Time:

5:30pm - Flexible

Type:

Read ∙ Sit ∙ Talk

Address:

400 West Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (map)
Room 24 (Upstairs and to your Left)

Other info:

An Any-A Meeting for Any-Anonymous Person Interested in Meditation and the 12 Steps
- Improving Our Conscious Contact -
All people of all meditation and recovery experience levels and paths are welcome!
(No vows are required, no head shaving, no gurus. Robes are optional, but please wear something.)

What: Reading, Meditation, Discussion "One Breath at a Time" by Kevin Griffin.
Why: To Learn, To Grow, To Share
Who: You?

Contact:

Phone- (928) 714-7015    Email- Flagstaff at ReadSitTalk dot org

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Phoenix, Arizona

Venue:

Creative Living Fellowship

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:15pm - 8:45pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

6530 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014 (map)
(Look for poster with room location)

Contact:

Craig Phone- (602) 499-1670    Email- mysticmedalist at gmail dot com

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Phoenix, Arizona

Venue:

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (map)

Contact:

Catherine R Email- crezzcat11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- refugerecoveryphoenix.wordpress.com - www.facebook.com/refugerecoveryphoenix

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Prescott, Arizona

Venue:

First Congregational Church

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

6:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

216 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”

Contact:

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

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Scottsdale, Arizona

Venue:

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Phoenix

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Buddhist Alcohol Study Group

Address:

7024 E. Osborn Road Suite A, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (map)
Suite G

Other info:

Sarpashana (pronounced Sar-pa-sha-na) is the Buddhist Alcohol Study Group, which began in the mid-1980s in Boulder for members dealing with alcoholism or alcohol-related problems. This is a study group for all those interested in relating their path of meditation and dharma studies to their alcohol or other addictions and recovery. We explore the challenges, as well as the opportunities, that our addictions and attachments provide us in this context. Sarpashana is not viewed as a substitute for other recovery systems, but as an additional support for other means of recovery. The meetings combine meditation, study, and discussion.
We begin with approximately 20 minutes of meditation, followed by a reading chosen by the facilitator or a volunteer. After all present have had an opportunity to share without cross-talk, we close with 5 minutes of meditation and a Dedication of Merit. Voluntary donations are welcome and appreciated but not required.

Contact:

For more information, email Steve Koper or Frank Sebil Email- skoper301 at gmail dot com - frasebil at aol dot com
Website(s)- phoenix.shambhala.org/

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Tucson, Arizona

Venue:

The Tucson Shambhala Meditation Group

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Sarpashana

Address:

3250 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716 (map)
(just north of Fort Lowell Road on the east side of Tucson Boulevard)

Other info:

Sarpashana is a Buddhist Recovery Group and is also a Sanskrit word meaning ‘poison eater.’ The symbol for the group is the peacock, which, according to an ancient Hindu story, can eat poison and transform it into nourishment, resulting in the bird’s dazzling plumage. Our Sarpashana group serves all people who are interested in relating their path of meditation and dharma studies to their alcohol or other addictions and recovery. The group explores the challenges and opportunities that addictions and attachments provide us in this context. The group meets for meditation, study and discussion.

Contact:

For more information: Phone- (520) 481-1286    Website(s)- www.tucson.shambhala.org

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Fort Smith, Arkansas

Venue:

Yogaterrium

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

2712 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused is our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary.
No fees, donations welcome.

Contact:

Dudley Flanders Email- refugerecoveryar at gmail dot com

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Alameda, California

Venue:

Home Of Truth Spiritual Center

Day:

Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery Meeting

Address:

1300 Grand St, Alameda, CA 94501 (map)
(rear cottage)

Other info:

Our meeting is for anyone interested in meditation, 12 step recovery and mindfulness.
The format is a beginning 30 minute meditation, introductions, short break, reading and shares. We close with a dedication of merit and brief mindfulness blessing.

Contact:

Email- mindful12step at gmail dot com
Website(s)- mindful12step.tumblr.com

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Berkeley, California

Venue:

Northbrae Community Church

Day:

2nd Tuesday of each month (monthly)

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Dharma & Recovery

Address:

941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707 (map)
(Room #1 upstairs)

Other info:

The Berkeley Dharma & Recovery group is led by Walt Opie (mentored by Kevin Griffin). The purpose of this monthly group is to support those who want to integrate Buddhist teachings and practices into their recovery. We are open to people of all backgrounds and recovery paths, including, but not limited to all 12-Step programs. We encourage the use of mindfulness and meditation and are grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion, and interdependence. Each gathering begins with a period of meditation with instructions. New meditators are always welcome. There is time for discussion and each week a recovery/dharma theme is presented.

Contact:

Email- waltopie at gmail dot com
Website(s)- berkeleydharmarecovery.blogspot.com/

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Berkeley, California

Venue:

924 Gilman Street

Day:

Sundays

Time:

10:00am - 11:30am

Type:

Refuge Recovery meeting

Address:

924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map)

Other info:

These meetings are based on Noah Levine’s model, found in his book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”.

Contact:

Aaron Zimpel Email- azimpel63 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Berkeley, California

Venue:

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

Day:

Fourth Tuesday of each month

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Berkeley Dharma and Recovery

Address:

2304 McKinley Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 (map)
Corner of Bancroft Ave, across from Washington School.

Other info:

Who: Anyone interested in recovery, mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism.
Led by Kevin Griffin and others.
Details: 30 minute sit followed by Q&A and Dharma talk. No food or drinks in the meditation hall. For those who are chemically sensitive, the monks burn incense. Please treat the monastery with respect for their tradition.
To join mailing list, go to www.kevingriffin.net and select “Bay Area/Nor Cal only” email list.

Contact:

For information Email- kevgriffin2 at comcast dot net

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Campbell, California

Venue:

Ocean of Compassion (Gyalwa Gyatso) Buddhist Center

Day:

Sundays

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1550 La Pradera Drive, Campbell, CA 95008-1547 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a buddhist inspired path to recovery from addictions of all kinds. It is open to people recovering from addictions to and obsession for alcohol, drugs, codependency, gambling, sex, food, technology, relationship, etc. You are welcome here. We are not opposed to anyone and Refuge Recovery can be used in addition to the wonderful gifts of 12 step program, or can be a path on its own to recovery and freedom. We are an abstinence based program.
Refuge Recovery started in Los Angeles several years ago and is growing around the the country. There is a wonderful book about it that just came out by Noah Levine, a Buddhist teacher. You can read about Refuge Recovery here: www.refugerecovery.org
We are not affiliated with Gyalwa Gyatso center, they simply have very graciously offered to allow us to use their very beautiful space for our meeting. You do NOT need to be a Buddhist to attend Refuge Recovery. All are welcome here.
The format will likely be as follows:

  • Opening introductions
  • 20 Minute Silent Meditation (very brief instructions on mindfulness meditation before the sitting begins, but not during the sitting, which will be held in silence for 20 minutes)
  • Then the first Sunday of the month, there will be a chairperson who shares for 10-15 minutes on their story and how Buddhism and/or Refuge Recovery and/or Meditation has played a role in helping them get or stay in recovery and on the path to freedom. Then group members will share in an all volunteer format (no one will be getting called on) to share for 3-5 minutes on what they heard or on a topic chosen by the speaker.

Contact:

Matt Hahn Email- m dot ryan dot hahn at gmail dot com

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Carmel, California

Venue:

Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

Day:

Saturday

Time:

9:00am - 10:00am

Type:

Ordinary Recovery

Address:

4th and Guadalupe, Carmel, CA 93923 (map)
Northwest corner

Other info:

Ordinary Recovery, an ongoing group investigating the relationship between Zen Buddhism and the 12-steps of recovery.

Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Zen Center, the group was established more than 10 years ago and includes, meditation, a short talk followed by discussion. The group is open to those interested in 12-step work and meditation.

Contact:

For more information: Phone- (831) 624-7491    Email- yblnwj7965 at sbcglobal dot net

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Claremont, California

Venue:

New Mind Meditation Buddhist Society

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Type:

Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

586 West First Street, Claremont, CA 91711 (map)
(Claremont Forum)

Other info:

From Addiction to Awareness is a 12-step meditation program developed by our founder Johnathan Thomas. This is a meeting for anyone recovering from anything. Our focus is meditation in the Buddhist style, though you don’t have to be a Buddhist to do it. We just work with our minds, and see what’s what. This meeting is not affiliated with any major 12-step group, but some of our members are.
Our format is meditation, a dharma talk, and discussion. First there is a brief introduction, including a chance for participants to say their names and the addiction they are dealing with if they so choose. Then there is 20-30minute meditation period. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. People are free to meditate any way they choose. There is an opportunity to make a donation, but none is expected.
We aspire that this meeting be available to people in recovery whether they are Buddhists or not, as well as to anyone curious about meditation and how they might integrate it into their lives.

Contact:

For more information visit: Website(s)- newmindmeditation.com

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Davis, California

Venue:

Davis Shambhala Center

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Explores the connection between Buddhist practice and teachings, and recovery work.

Address:

133 D Street, Davis, CA 95616 (map)
Suite H (upstairs)

Other info:

The evening includes a 20-minute period of meditation, a short talk, and a group discussion in 12-step format. Beginners to Buddhist practice and/or all types of recovery are welcome.

Contact:

Jack: Phone- (530) 219-7900    

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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Angeles, California

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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Los Gatos, California

Venue:

Calvary Church

Day:

Saturday mornings

Time:

7:45am

Type:

Conscious Contact Meditation Group

Address:

16330 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032 (map)
(red brick building)

Other info:

The format is 15 minutes of silent meditation, 25 minutes topic/discussion, then 10 minutes of closing meditation.
All are welcome.
Note that this is an AA meeting.

Contact:

For more information see the AA website. Website(s)- meetings.aasanjose.org/

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Modesto, California

Venue:

Jana Lynn Community Room

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

500 N. 9th St., Modesto, CA 95350 (map)

Other info:

We are using the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, as the framework and guide to recovering from addiction. Noah Levine's “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,” will be our primary text. We will meditate, read, and share.
Affiliation: Insight Meditation Central Valley

Contact:

Op Email- optimismone at ymail dot com

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Oxnard, California

  

Please note: People in the area have tried to attend this meeting and reported to us that there was no one at the venue at the time listed below. The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we suspect this group may have stopped meeting. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 60 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Venue:

Ocean Avenue, Oxnard

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

7:00pm – 8:15/8:30pm

Type:

Buddhism/12Step Recovery Meeting

Address:

500 Ocean Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93035 (map)

Other info:

This meeting has been running for 1yr 4mo.
Each meeting is led by a volunteer from the group. We do not have an established teacher for this group nor are we affiliated with any Buddhist Center although a few of us attend meetings/meditation at Against the Stream in Santa Monica or attend other meditation groups.
We welcome people in all 12 Step programs. this is a small meeting, usually between 6-12 people.
Format is based on a combination of Kevin Griffins' suggestions for format and uses Noah Levine's 4 Noble Truths of Recovery.
Each month we cover one of the 12 Steps for the whole month. Every other week in that month is a concept or principle topic relating to Buddhism/meditation. Meetings start out with a 20 minute meditation. Choice of meditation is up to leader. Sometimes it is a silent meditation, or guided meditation if there is the need. There is a 5-7 minute break where we observe the silence but share in tea and sometimes snacks. After the break, the volunteer leader of the evening reads or we listen to a C.D recording of a dharma talk. Readings are usually from 12step recovery/Buddhism books and chosen by the leader of the evening. After reading there is a discussion. We end the meeting with a Lovingkindness Prayer and the Higher Power version of the Serenity Prayer.

Contact:

For more information: Email- Venturarecoverysangha at gmail dot com

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Redwood City, California

Venue:

Insight Meditation Center (IMC)

Day:

2nd Sunday of every month

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Buddhism and 12 Step Support Group

Address:

108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062 (map)

Other info:

Group discussion and study exploring the Twelve Step program and Buddhist practice through Kevin Griffin’s book, A Burning Desire: Dharma, God and the Path of Recovery.
Includes 30 minutes meditation, reading, and open discussion. Everyone welcome.
Facilitated by Jennifer Lemas, a longtime practitioner at IMC

Contact:

Email- jennlemas at comcast dot net
Website(s)- www.insightmeditationcenter.org/

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Richmond, California

Venue:

El Cerrito Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:45am

Type:

AA meditation meeting

Address:

12260 San Pablo Ave., Richmond, CA 94805 (map)
(block and a half north of MacDonald Ave.)

Other info:

This meditation meeting involves readings about meditation, recovery, and addiction from various sources. 

Contact:

Bill Barstad Phone- (510) 345-8845    Email- bill_barstad at yahoo dot com

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Sacramento, California

Venue:

Sacramento Dharma Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Buddhist 12 Step Sangha

Address:

3111 Wissemann Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826 (map)

Other info:

Sacramento Insight Mediation is offering a Buddhist 12 Step Recovery Sangha that uses the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight Fold Path as a guide to recovery. Our meeting is open to any level of Practice as well as being open to any addiction/craving/behavior. We offer a 20 minute silent or guided meditation, reading from Buddhist 12 Step Recovery book, sharing period with a closing Dedication of Merit.

Contact:

Website(s)- sactoinsight.org

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Sacramento, California

Venue:

Lion's Roar Dharma Center

Day:

Sundays

Time:

9:00am - 10:30am

Type:

Mindful Recovery

Address:

3240 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 (map)
(Enter through the parking lot side door)

Other info:

Mindful Recovery and Healing is unique in several ways from the traditional 12 step recovery format that many people have encountered. This meeting incorporates the healing aspect of Medicine Buddha practice through prayers, visualization, mantra recitation and meditation.

Learn more by visiting the Mindful Recovery Programs and Activity page.

Contact:

Brian M. Phone- (916) 225-7251    Website(s)- lionsroardharmacenter.org

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Sacramento, California

Venue:

Lion's Roar Dharma Center

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

10:00am - 11:30am

Type:

Mindful Recovery

Address:

3240 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 (map)
(Please enter through front Doors)

Other info:

Mindful Recovery and Healing is unique in several ways from the traditional 12 step recovery format that many people have encountered. This meeting incorporates the healing aspect of Medicine Buddha practice through prayers, visualization, mantra recitation and meditation.

Learn more by visiting the Mindful Recovery Programs and Activity page.

Contact:

Brian M. Phone- (916) 225-7251    Website(s)- lionsroardharmacenter.org

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San Diego, California

Venue:

Darma Bum Temple

Day:

2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

12 Step Zen group

Address:

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 (map)

Other info:

Founded January 2012, this group is hosted by Peter Kuhn, an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Tradition.

The group explores how mindfulness practice, meditation and the Buddhadharma can light a path to freedom from afflictions, deepen our understanding and application of the 12 steps and help us realize the awakened way in all areas of our daily life. This is an open meeting for for all wanting freedom and healing, you need not be in 12 step recovery or Buddhist to join us. Format includes sitting, dharma talk, and sharing. Guest speakers from other traditions are joyfully scheduled. Freely offered, no charge to attend.

Contact:

Peter Kuhn Phone- (619) 890-1832    Email- peterkuhnxx at gmail dot com

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San Diego, California

Venue:

Dharma Bum Temple

Day:

Every Sunday

Time:

10:00am - 11:30am

Type:

Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 (map)

Other info:

Take a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery: Through the 12 Steps as interpreted in Buddhism.
The Buddhist Recovery Group is open to all people who suffer from any addiction or compulsive behavior and are looking for a comprehensive, transformative path to end their suffering. People who are dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, gambling, and other compulsive or harmful behaviors are all members of this group.
This group will serve the needs of two distinct groups: (1) those people wishing to participate in a year-long step study, and (2) those people wishing to join in periodically throughout the year.
We will teach the traditional 12 Steps as outlined in "Alcoholics Anonymous" and with each step we will draw on Buddhism to highlight the similarities in each tradition to enhance the spiritual experience of the participant.
Suggested readings: Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin, as well as The Big Book and The 12 & 12.

Contact:

Phone- (858) 922-8811    Email- thedharmabumtemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.thedharmabums.org

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San Diego, California

Venue:

Dharma Bum Temple

Day:

Every Tuesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00 pm

Type:

Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 (map)

Other info:

Take a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery: Through the 12 Steps as interpreted in Buddhism.
The Buddhist Recovery Group is open to all people who suffer from any addiction or compulsive behavior and are looking for a comprehensive, transformative path to end their suffering. People who are dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, gambling, and other compulsive or harmful behaviors are all members of this group.
This group will serve the needs of two distinct groups: (1) those people wishing to participate in a year-long step study, and (2) those people wishing to join in periodically throughout the year.
We will teach the traditional 12 Steps as outlined in "Alcoholics Anonymous" and with each step we will draw on Buddhism to highlight the similarities in each tradition to enhance the spiritual experience of the participant.
Suggested readings: Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin, as well as The Big Book and The 12 & 12.

Contact:

Phone- (858) 922-8811    Email- thedharmabumtemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.thedharmabums.org

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San Diego, California

Venue:

Dharma Bum Temple

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Book Study

Address:

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 (map)

Other info:

Book study of Kevin Griffin's Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook.

The group reads together, responding to the text, choosing to do some of the exercises as they arise.

One can commit to attending all meetings, to follow the entirety along with the group, or drop in to isolated sessions occasionally.

Contact:

Phone- (858) 922-8811    Email- thedharmabumtemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.thedharmabums.org

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San Francisco, California

Venue:

San Francisco Zen Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Sitting & Discussion Group for People in Recovery

Address:

300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

Other info:

This is a drop-in group, started in 2000, for those interested in exploring the connection between Buddhist teaching and practice and recovery work. Although we are based on a 12 Step model, everyone is welcome, including friends and family members of people in recovery. The evening includes a short meditation instruction, 20 minutes of silent mediation, a talk and an open discussion. The group is led by Buddhist practitioners in recovery. By donation.
Check the SFZC website for retreats and other offerings for people in recovery.

Contact:

Phone- (415) 863-3136    Email- ccoffice at sfzc dot org
Website(s)- www.sfzc.org

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San Francisco, California

Venue:

Hartford Street Zen Center

Suburb:

Castro district

Day:

Fridays

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

57 Hartford St, Castro district, San Francisco, CA 94114 (map)

Other info:

The format is the same as our Monday meeting at the Zen Center but the group is smaller than the one at Zen Center, more intimate with between 20 and 30 people each week.
All recovery backgrounds are welcomed.

Contact:

Email- timothywicks at comcast dot net

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San Francisco, California

Venue:

Hartford Street Zen Center

Suburb:

Castro district

Day:

Every first Thursday of the month

Time:

7:15pm - 8:45pm

Type:

Women's Meditation & Recovery Sangha

Address:

57 Hartford St, Castro district, San Francisco, CA 94114 (map)

Other info:

Co-leaders: Laura B (25+ year recovery, Lay Entrusted by Linda Ruth Cutts) and Cynthia K (25+ years recovery, Dharma Transmitted by Darlene Cohen)
Format: Meditation, dharma/recovery talk/discussion/meditation
All recovery lineages welcome
Established April, 2010

Contact:

Email- cynthia dot kear at gmail dot com

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San Francisco, California

Venue:

San Francisco Zen Center

Type:

Sangha in Recovery, 2011-2012

Address:

300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

Other info:

The San Francisco Zen Center is offering, in three trimesters, a yearlong experience of Sangha for people in recovery.

Those who join this group will commit to the practice of meditation three times a week (either at home or in a formal setting), attending a class on basic Buddhist concepts, meeting together and individually with the organizing teachers. Other opportunities will be offered throughout the year as electives.

This program is open to anyone in recovery from substance abuse or behavioral disorder. We ask that you be already involved in a recovery program and that you have a minimum of a year of continuous sobriety. Sangha in Recovery is not meant to replace, but to augment, our efforts elsewhere.

The year will be divided into three trimesters and the events scheduled to accommodate working people. The fees listed cover the class, the group meetings and meetings with teachers for the first trimester. The elective events are offered at a reduced rate for those enrolled in Sangha in Recovery.

For more information go to the SFZC website.

Contact:

Outreach Coordinator, Jeffrey Schneider Phone- (415) 354-0379    Website(s)- www.sfzc.org

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San Francisco, California

Venue:

Gratitude Center

Day:

Thursday

Time:

8:00 pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Buddhist Recovery Meetings

Address:

1320 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122 (map)

Other info:

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism.
These meetings 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 meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.
Donation only, no preregistration -just drop in.Download flyer.

Contact:

For questions or more info, please write: Email- Enrique at againstthestream dot org

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San Jose, California

Venue:

The Friends Meeting House

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Meditation and discussion

Address:

1041 Morse St, San Jose, CA 95126 (map)

Other info:

Hosted by San Jose Dharma Punx, with Jason Murphy.
All are welcome.
No Charge - by Donation Only.

Contact:

Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Yahoo Group

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San Jose, California

Venue:

Zen and the Art of Recovery

Day:

Tuesday and Friday evenings

Time:

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Type:

Recovery zazenkai

Address:

3507 Palmilla Drive, San Jose, CA 95134 (map)
# 4103

Other info:

In Japan, many Buddhists meet informally in small community meditation groups call “zazenkai”, to practice meditation and offer one another support. Our “recovery zazenkai” will be based on the principles of Soto Zen Buddhism, meditation and simple group therapy dynamics. It is appropriate for people in active recovery of any kind who would like to explore Buddhism as an additional support system while they go through the recovery process.
This will be a closed group and will meet two times a week at my home in eight week cycles. The group will not exceed 5-8 people maximum but is often as small as three. You will be required to bring or buy a meditation cushion. I may be able to arrange buying some if you need one.
Please note: This is NOT a 12-step meeting nor is it a substitute for one. It is not meant for people trying to get clean and sober -it is meant to be a general recovery and support group- a community sitting place for those who are sober already and wish to learn more about Zen Buddhism and its helpful relationship to the art of recovery.
Space is limited so if you are interested in attending email us before the next meeting date (the next Tuesday or the next Friday.)

Contact:

To attend the next group please email me first. Phone- 415-316-4773    Email- louisd at bigthinker dot com

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San Jose, California

Venue:

Our Friends Meeting House (building in the back)

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

1041 Morse St, San Jose, CA 95126 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.
Refuge Recovery is 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.

Contact:

Jason Murphy Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com

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Santa Cruz, California

Venue:

Pacific Cultural Center

Suburb:

Soquel

Day:

Sundays

Time:

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Type:

Conscious Contact Meditation Meeting. Open AA Meeting

Address:

1307 Seabright Ave, Soquel, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (map)

Other info:

Meeting is divided into three segments:

  • reading (from either Big Book, 12 x 12, or Spiritual Awakenings [Grapevine excerpts]);
  • discussion;
  • 20-minute meditation.

Meeting has been held since 2006, regular attendance approx. 20-25 persons.

Contact:

Tom W: Phone- (831) 295-2127    Email- watkriege at cruzio dot com

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Santa Cruz, California

Venue:

Calvary Episcopal Church

Day:

Monday - Friday daily

Time:

11:00am - 12 noon

Type:

Sought Through Meditation - Open AA meeting

Address:

532 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)
"Fireside Room"

Other info:

Sought Through Meditation is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, dedicated to the practice of meditation in an AA meeting setting. It offers an opportunity to share the experience, strength and hope of the 11th Step. All are welcome who are interested in improving their conscious contact with the God of their understanding.
Format: 30 minute silent meditation followed by general discussion/sharing.
The meeting began 3/2/09. Usual attendance: 8-10 people.

Contact:

Tom Watson: Phone- (831) 426-2268    Email- watkriege at cruzio dot com

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Santa Cruz, California

Venue:

Santa Cruz Zen Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Type:

Ordinary Recovery

Address:

113 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Zen Center, the group began November 6, 2009, and meets in the Zendo.
This is a group for people working with recovery and the addictive mind. Sessions consist of 20 minutes of meditation, a reading and short talk, followed by open discussion.
The group is open to all addictions and those interested in integrating all modes of addiction recovery practice, including 12-step work, with Zen Buddhism.

Contact:

JP: Phone- (831) 457-0206    Email- jplavalamp at yahoo dot com

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Santa Cruz, California

Venue:

Insight Santa Cruz

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.
Refuge Recovery is 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.

Contact:

Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.insightsantacruz.org

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Santa Cruz, California

Venue:

Insight Santa Cruz

Day:

Sunday

Time:

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Rebel Dharma

Address:

1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.

Contact:

Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.insightsantacruz.org

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Santa Cruz, California

Venue:

Body & Soul Healing Center

Day:

Friday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

738 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

This meeting has 20 min guided meditation, reading from a passage of the book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and discussion.

Contact:

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

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Santa Monica, California

Venue:

Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401 (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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Ventura, California

  

Please note: People in the area have tried to attend this meeting and reported to us that there was no one at the venue at the time listed below. The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we suspect this group may have stopped meeting. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 60 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Venue:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura (CA)

Type:

Mindfulness Recovery

Other info:

This meeting has been suspended --we are hoping to restart it later this year and all inquiries from this listing will help us in that endeavor.

Contact:

For more information, please email David Email- Mindful dot Sobriety at Mindspring dot com

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Walnut Creek, California

Venue:

United Methodist Church

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Type:

Mindful Meditation for Recovery

Address:

1543 Sunnyvale Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 (map)

Other info:

We begin with a 20-25 min. guided meditation, then read from materials provided by the facilitator, or discuss a topic related to meditation and recovery.
We also explore the interplay of the 12 Steps and Buddhist teachings and practices.
Involvement with any 12 Step program is highly recommended.

Contact:

Phone- (510) 915-2647    Email- Fran at MindfulRecoveryToday dot com
Website(s)- www.mindfulrecoverytoday.com

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Woodacre, California

Venue:

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Day:

2nd Friday of each month

Time:

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Dharma & Recovery

Address:

5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Woodacre, CA 94973 (map)
(Community Meditation Hall)

Other info:

With Kevin Griffin or others.
This group explores the intersection of recovery with Buddhist Teachings and practices. We welcome all people who identify with any of the full range of addictions, from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns.
This is not a 12 Step group, but we look to ways that members of that community can support each other on the path of recovery. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are welcome. There is time for discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/dharma theme will be discussed.
To support the event and meet like-minded people, we encourage you to arrive early and/or stay after to help us with a few simple tasks. The first four people to sign up to volunteer will have their event registration fee waived!
Cost: $8-$10 sliding scale class fee, plus a donation to the teacher.
Pre-registration not required, just come!

Contact:

For more information or to sign up, please contact us at: Phone- (415) 488-0164 x224    Email- volunteering at spiritrock dot org
Website(s)- www.spiritrock.org/

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Boulder, Colorado

Venue:

University of Colorado Collegiate Recovery Center (University Memorial Center)

Day:

Sunday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1669 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309 (map)
Room 102 (1st floor to the left of the bowling alley)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoveryboulder at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-Boulder

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Boulder, Colorado

Venue:

University of Colorado Collegiate Recovery Center (University Memorial Center)

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1669 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309 (map)
Room 102 (1st floor to the left of the bowling alley)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoveryboulder at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-Boulder

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - Colorado Springs

Day:

Sunday

Time:

9:00am - 10:00am

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

2573 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Email- Criztoph22 at outlook dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com

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Colorado Springs, Colorado

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - Colorado Springs

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

6:25pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

2573 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Zac Phone- (720) 429-8899    Website(s)- www.facebook.com

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Denver, Colorado

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

6:30pm

Type:

12-Fold Path Recovery Meeting

Address:

2305 S. Syracuse Way, Denver, CO 80231-3784 (map)
Suite 214

Other info:

This welcoming meeting is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path. We begin at 6:30 with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a meeting lasting approximately one hour. This group is not intended to replace a 12-step program, and all people in recovery from any addiction are welcome.
For all meetings, attendees volunteer to select material from 12 Step and Buddhist literature for discussion. A copy of the topic is given to each attendee for further study.
A volunteer donation is requested.
On the second Saturday of the month we offer a half day study session where various meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy are taught and discussed. Time is 9-12. Same location. There are no prerequisites. Donation is requested.
All announcements, cancellations etc are listed on the Denver Shambhala Center web page (see below.)

Contact:

For information feel free to call: Phone- Martha: (303) 671-00611 - Dave: (303) 918-8841    Email- denver dot shambhala dot info at gmail dot com
Website(s)- denver.shambhala.org/

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Denver, Colorado

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:30pm

Type:

12-Fold Path Recovery Meeting

Address:

2305 S. Syracuse Way, Denver, CO 80231-3784 (map)
Suite 214

Other info:

This welcoming meeting is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path. We begin at 6:30 with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a meeting lasting approximately one hour. This group is not intended to replace a 12-step program, and all people in recovery from any addiction are welcome.
For all meetings, attendees volunteer to select material from 12 Step and Buddhist literature for discussion. A copy of the topic is given to each attendee for further study.
A volunteer donation is requested.
On the second Saturday of the month we offer a half day study session where various meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy are taught and discussed. Time is 9-12. Same location. There are no prerequisites. Donation is requested.
All announcements, cancellations etc are listed on the Denver Shambhala Center web page (see below.)

Contact:

For information feel free to call: Phone- Martha: (303) 671-00611 - Dave: (303) 918-8841    Email- denver dot shambhala dot info at gmail dot com
Website(s)- denver.shambhala.org/

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Denver, Colorado

Venue:

The Phoenix

Day:

Sunday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

2233 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Email- Refugerecoverydenver at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-Denver-Boulder

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Fort Collins, Colorado

Venue:

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

Day:

Sundays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery

Address:

126 A West Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524 (map)
(down the alley next to Enzio's then left)

Other info:

The first meeting will be on March 25th 2012 :-- April 15th is cancelled

Heart of Recovery is a weekly meeting that joins Buddhist meditation, and 12-step work in order to connect to and engage in a commitment to recovery from addiction, addictive behaviors and patterns in our lives. We provide basic meditation instruction, group meditation, and work with a twelve-step, Buddhist/spiritual understanding of recovery. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of any affiliation or non-affiliation with any religious view or 12- step program.

This gathering is not associated with any 12-step program, and is not intended to replace a 12-step program. We strongly suggest that, if you believe that you have a problem with alcohol or any other addiction, you attend 12-Step meetings, and use this meeting as a supplement to deepen your recovery and enhance your spiritual connection.

Our format begins with introductions; a brief instruction on meditation, followed by a 20-minute sitting. The group leader will then share a brief reading. The floor will be open for sharing and discussion for around 45 minutes. We will end with a brief period of meditation and a closing dedication.

We recognize that the anonymity and confidentiality, of who is present here and what is said here, are essential principals to respect.
We ask that you make every effort to be on time or a bit early, so as not to interrupt the meditation session. Thank you!

Recovery - “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

Contact:

For more information email the group's coordinator at Email- heartofrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- fortcollins.shambhala.org - fcheartofrecovery.com

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Venue:

The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs

Day:

Thursday

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group

Address:

2250 Copper Frontage RD #201, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477 (map)

Other info:

This welcoming meeting explores recovery through meditation (15- 20 min), book study and open discussion.
Open to all faiths and addictions.
Currently studying, ‘The 12 Step Buddhist’, by Darren Littlejohn.
This is not an AA/NA meeting and is not intended to replace a 12 step program.
Free (donations are appreciated).
Note that we are not affiliated to The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs.
We feel that it's important to extend our recovery support and fellowship beyond just the four walls of the Buddhist Ctr, we are working to start promoting some outdoor activities such as; hiking, skiing, mtn biking and other various activities.

Contact:

Todd Phone- (720) 670-8642    Email- lvtoclimb at comcast dot net

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Westminster, Colorado

Venue:

Rocky Mountain Integrative Academy

Day:

Fridays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

8393 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster, CO 80021 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Always free; donations welcome.

Contact:

Email- Refugerecoverydenver at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-DenverBoulder

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Middletown, Connecticut

  

Please note: The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we do not know if this meeting is still active. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 90 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Venue:

Church of the Holy Trinity

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

12 Step Buddhist Recovery Group

Address:

381 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457 (map)

Other info:

As a 12-Step Buddhist Group, we practice a complementary approach to recovery that blends Buddhist principles with the traditional Twelve Step method. We are not a replacement for traditional 12-Step Groups, but a supplement to them.

We are open to any who wish support in dealing with cravings and attachments. Membership in another 12 step program is not a requirement, nor is being a Buddhist or identifying any specific addiction.

Our meeting format includes reading of a slightly modified version of the 12 Steps, a reading of the 8 Fold Path, periods of meditation and a discussion based on a dharma reading selected by the chairperson of the meeting. We are sponsored by the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut.

Contact:

Email- buddha12step at hotmail dot com

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Venue:

The Sanctuary Church -- Ministry Building

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org

Contact:

Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- RefugeRecoverySFL at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Venue:

The Sanctuary Church -- Ministry Building

Day:

Sundays

Time:

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org

Contact:

Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- RefugeRecoverySFL at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Venue:

Dynamic Counseling Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

2424 W Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org

Contact:

Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- RefugeRecoverySFL at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla

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Lake Worth, Florida

Venue:

Lambda North

Day:

Fridays

Time:

9:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

18 South J Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org

Contact:

Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- RefugeRecoverySFL at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla

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Miami, Florida

Venue:

Lambda Miami-Dade Clubhouse

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

8:30pm - 9:40pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

28 NE 54th St, Miami, FL 33137 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org

Contact:

Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- RefugeRecoverySFL at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla

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Miami, Florida

Venue:

Love Life Wellness Center

Day:

Saturdays

Time:

6:45pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

584 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org

Contact:

Email- RefugeRecoverySFL at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla

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Tampa, Florida

Venue:

Sunshine Meditation Center

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Type:

Buddhists In Recovery

Address:

11727 N. Ola Ave., Tampa, FL 33612 (map)

Other info:

This weekly meditation group is open to anyone who is recovering from any addictions, whether you are a member of a 12-Step group, a Non-12-Step group, or no recovery group.

We meet at the Sunshine Meditation Center, a Buddhist monastery located in Tampa, Florida. We open the meeting with a period of meditation, followed by short dharma talk (given by the monk in residence) and close with a question and answer session.
We give each other support and share our experience, strength and hope for those in recovery from a Buddhist perspective.

Our group is facilitated by Bhante Saddhasara, a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition. While not a recovering addict himself, “Bhante” regularly attends 12 Step meetings and has studied recovery-based literature. Bhante’s efforts to educate himself about addiction gives him unique insights on how Buddhist teachings and practices can help those in recovery.

For more information about Sunshine Meditation Center, please visit our website.

Contact:

Phone- (813) 961-5296    Email- info at sunshinemeditationcenter dot org
Website(s)- meditationcentertampa.org

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Tampa, Florida

Venue:

Florida Community of Mindfulness

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Meditation in Recovery

Address:

6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604 (map)

Other info:

This weekly meditation group is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other 12 Step programs. Also, we hope this meeting will be helpful for those who are looking to espouse a non-theistic concept of a “Higher Power.” Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how to make it part of your daily life. The meeting will be led by teachers with extensive experience in both meditation and recovery.

The format of the meeting a few introductory remarks, followed by 20-30 minutes of meditation, some of it guided. Then there will be a dharma talk followed by a question and answer session.

Contact:

Lee Purser Email- leewpurser at hotmail dot com
Website(s)- floridamindfulness.org

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Titusville, Florida

Venue:

Shanti Johnson's Home

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

12 Step Buddhist Gathering

Address:

20 N Hilltop Dr., Titusville, FL 32796 (map)

Other info:

Join us if you are part of any Twelve Step Group. We will be gathering in the Buddhist Tradition and doing this from the book One Breath at a Time, based on the Twelve Steps through the Buddhist tradition.
Great for anyone looking outside the traditional Twelve Step groups. We will give support, structure and our experience, strength and hope with the focus on Buddhism.

Contact:

Shanti Johnson Phone- (321) 505-8139    Email- shantifla at yahoo dot com

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Atlanta, Georgia

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Suburb:

Decatur

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

One Breath at a Time

Address:

1447 Church Street, Decatur, Atlanta, GA 30030 (map)

Other info:

We usually meet in the main shrine room, but sometimes there will be a sign telling you to go to some other location in the center. We start off with 10 minutes of sitting meditation, then read from the book “One Breath at a Time” written by a Buddhist meditation instructor who is in recovery. After that it’s just like a regular open discussion meeting.

Contact:

For more information call Tom: Phone- (404) 237-6968    Website(s)- Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Venue:

The Center For Yoga

Suburb:

Woodstock

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

One Breath at a Time

Address:

1105 Parkside Lane, Woodstock, Atlanta, GA 30189 (map)
(Suite 1204)

Contact:

Forrest  Phone- (770) 856-8323    Website(s)- www.meetup.com - Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Suburb:

Decatur

Day:

Monday

Time:

8:00pm

Type:

One Breath at a Time

Address:

1447 Church Street, Decatur, Atlanta, GA 30030 (map)

Other info:

We usually meet in the main shrine room, but sometimes there will be a sign telling you to go to some other location in the center. We start off with 10 minutes of sitting meditation, then read from the book “One Breath at a Time” written by a Buddhist meditation instructor who is in recovery. After that it’s just like a regular open discussion meeting.

Contact:

For more information call Tom: Phone- (404) 237-6968    Website(s)- Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

Suburb:

Decatur

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

12 noon

Type:

One Breath at a Time

Address:

1447 Church Street, Decatur, Atlanta, GA 30030 (map)

Other info:

We usually meet in the main shrine room, but sometimes there will be a sign telling you to go to some other location in the center. We start off with 10 minutes of sitting meditation, then read from the book “One Breath at a Time” written by a Buddhist meditation instructor who is in recovery. After that it’s just like a regular open discussion meeting.

Contact:

For more information call Tom: Phone- (404) 237-6968    Website(s)- Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.

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Honolulu, Hawaii

Venue:

Church of the Crossroads

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Buddhism and the 12 Step Model of Recovery

Address:

1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826, (map)
1.5 blocks up from S King St. ewa side

Other info:

Step Study/Discussion: 1st and 3rd Mondays
Sharing/Discussion: 2nd and 4th Mondays

Meetings start with a 20-minute meditation.

This meeting format grew out of the Meditation and Recovery group which began meeting weekly at the San Francisco Zen Center in 2000.

As they studied the 12 Steps and Buddhism together, sometimes from one perspective, sometimes from the other, the collective experience and wisdom grew. Each time they read and discussed the Steps---or the Four Noble Truths or the precepts or the concept of no-self, a bit of wisdom was added to their understanding.

It is our hope and desire to provide a similar meeting format that combines 12 Step Recovery principles and concepts with those of Buddhism, mindfulness, 4 noble truths, the precepts and concept of non- self.

This meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in 12 step recovery process and Buddhist precepts and concepts.

Download the flyer.

Contact:

Phone- Richard R. (520) 241-8497 - Arne P. (808) 781-1414    

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Keaau, Hawaii

Day:

2nd and 4th Sunday of every month

Time:

4:30pm - 5:45pm

Type:

Dog Barking, Tree Frog Singing Meditation Group

Address:

HC2 Box 6895, Keaau, HI 96749 (map)
(mailing address)

Other info:

We have been sitting since November of 2008.
The meeting is led by Tom who has been clean in NA since Oct. 20th, 1971
Format: we sit for 20 minutes, then do a short reading, usually out of Kevin Griffins book, One Breath at a Time, sometimes other Buddhist readings.
We are then open for sharing.
Location is 15-1883 Mikana Ave, or 21st in Hawaiian Paradise Park, this is on the east side of the Big Island.

Contact:

Email- namastetom at hawaii dot rr dot com

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Chicago, Illinois

Venue:

Chicago Shambhala (Main Center - West Loop)

Suburb:

West Loop

Day:

Sunday

Time:

10:30am - 12:00pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery

Address:

37 N Carpenter St., West Loop, Chicago, IL 60607 (map)

Other info:

Weekly meditation and support group which explores the relationship between Buddhist meditation practice, 12 Step programs and recovery.
Meetings consist of:

  • Brief meditation instruction (more detailed instruction can be arranged as well)
  • Meditation practice
  • Sharing by the night’s facilitator (We alternate every week between a short talk on Buddhism and its relationship to our recovery and a personal share)
  • Group sharing our personal experience, strength and hope.

Contact:

Phone- (773) 743-8147    Email- heartofrecovery at chicagoshambhala dot org
Website(s)- chicago.shambhala.org/community/diversity/heart-of-recovery/

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Chicago, Illinois

Venue:

Jewel Heart Buddhist Center

Day:

Sunday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

4043 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613 (map)
(Buzzer #002) and free parking outside.

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Jewel Heart: is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and to bringing the practice of this rich tradition within the context of contemporary life to everyone. Download the flyer here.

NOTE: this meeting will start July 16th.

Contact:

Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org - www.jewelheart.org

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Evansville, Indiana

Venue:

The Bead Angel

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

11th Step Meditation Group

Address:

3033 West Maryland Street, Evansville, IN 47720 (map)

Other info:

We started on February 2, 2012 and have been growing, with a steady core of 10-12 people weekly.
A few of us are Buddhist, but we welcome people of any faith and have several other faiths represented in our readings. We also welcome people from any 12 step group looking to learn or share about meditation as it pertains to recovery through the 12 steps.
The meeting format consists of readings from 12 step literature and other meditation literature, 2-5 minute sits, a discussion of the readings, and closes with a 10-15minute sit.

Contact:

Email- kylekellogg at hotmail dot com

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Lawrence, Kansas

Venue:

Oread Friends Meeting House

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Friends of Buddha (12 step recovery group)

Address:

12th and Oregon St., Lawrence, KS 66044 (map)

Other info:

The meeting starts with 20-25 minutes of meditation, then we read from a 12 step recovery book (currently Kevin Griffin’s Burning Desire). This is followed by a discussion.
This coming year we plan to have some speakers and possibly a retreat.
Also we are in the process of setting up a Facebook page.

Contact:

Phone- (785) 979-2751    Email- wbabbit at yahoo dot com

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Lexington, Kentucky

Venue:

The Unitarian Church: Allen House

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

3564 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.

There will be a 20 min meditation followed by a discussion of a reading from the Refuge Recovery Book. After the discussion we will meditate again for another 20 min.

Contact:

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Louisville, Kentucky

Venue:

Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

411 N Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylouisville at gmail dot com

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Louisville, Kentucky

Venue:

Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

2231 Payne St., Louisville, KY 40206 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylouisville at gmail dot com

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Louisville, Kentucky

Venue:

Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion

Day:

Friday (See note below)

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

411 N Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.

Note: Last Friday of Month - Social Gathering in lieu of meeting (same time) Heine Brothers' Coffee 119 Chenoweth Ln Louisville, KY 40207

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverylouisville at gmail dot com

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Baltimore, Maryland

Venue:

Baltimore Yoga Village

Suburb:

Mount Washington

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Baltimore Dharma Bums

Address:

6080 Falls Rd #2, Mount Washington, Baltimore, MD 21209 (map)

Other info:

For right now until we grow a bit more we will be meeting on from 7pm to 8:30pm for meditation, with fellowship afterwards. This is a group of 6 or so that as facilitator I rely on input as we move forward.
The plan is to make the group independent of the meditation group in a month or so.
The format of the meditation group is standard Vipassana meditation.
Afterwards those of us that will be the Dharma Bums group go to a restaurant for coffee, tea, and food.

Contact:

Bradley Email- chefbrw at gmail dot com

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Bethesda, Maryland

Venue:

Del Ray Club

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:15pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Email- rrbethesdamd at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/refugerecoverymd

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Boston, Massachusetts

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

The Heart of Recovery: A weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps.

Address:

646 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02445 (map)
(one block off Route 9 and the Riverway)

Other info:

The group will meet weekly in the main shrine room to: welcome each other; practice Shamatha Viphasyana (peace of mind, awareness of mind) meditation; share our personal experience, strength and hope. We will use the principles of Council (a talking stick) practice and The Twelve Step traditions (no cross talk & anonymity) to: integrate the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. Open to all Buddhist practitioners from all traditions and Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.

Contact:

Leader: John R.: Phone- (617) 699-8130    Email- recovery at shambhalaboston dot org
Website(s)- www.shambhalaboston.org

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Brewster, Massachusetts

Venue:

Drydock Clubhouse

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

12 step Buddhist meeting

Address:

1439 main Street Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631 (map)

Other info:

Format of the meeting:
- Welcome
- 20 minute meditation
- Read from “One Breath At A Time”
- Discussion
- Declaration of Merit
- Serenity Prayer
- Close

Contact:

Phone- (508) 922-2917    Email- redc52 at me dot com

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Hyannis, Massachusetts

Venue:

The Foster Building

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery 12 Step Group

Address:

76 W. Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601  (map)
Suite 302 (Please note that there is no elevator.)

Other info:

This weekly meditation & 12 step group integrates the wisdom of Buddhism and the 12 Steps to help us end the suffering of our addictions (alcohol, other drugs, food, gambling). You don’t have to be a Buddhist or experienced with meditation to participate.

The format is:

  • Introductions.
  • Reading from Buddhist (Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan), nonsectarian mindfulness, or 12 Step literature.
  • Sitting meditation for 20 minutes.
  • Open or topical discussion.
  • 10 minute period of sitting meditation.
  • Closing.

Please note: meeting starts May 16, 2017

 

Contact:

Carol Bolstad Phone- (617) 650-6497    Email- clearmindcapecod at gmail dot com

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Venue:

George B. Crane Memorial Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

Address:

81 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 (map)

Other info:

Our weekly Buddhism and the 12 Steps Recovery Meeting is open to people of all recovery paths, including but not limited to, all 12 Step programs. We incorporate Buddhist teachings and practices as tools for recovery from any addiction. A daily practice of mindfulness and meditation is encouraged.
Our meetings begin with meditation, followed by reading and discussion and concludes with a Buddhist prayer or blessing.

Our meeting was established under The Pittsfield Sangha, founded by Pema Tara. The Pittsfield Sangha is currently led by Mr. Bruce McCarter.

Our meeting operates within the AA tradition. A basket is passed to collect funds to pay for the rent of the space.

Contact:

Katherine G. Phone- (413) 464-4905    Email- pauseinpittsfield at yahoo dot com

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts

Venue:

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Day:

Monday Evenings

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Meditation Recovery

Address:

200 Main St, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 (map)

Other info:

“Meditation Recovery” is a meditation group for anyone recovering from any addiction. Our focus is the ways in which Buddhist philosophy and the twelve steps of recovery intersect and enhance each other, and how meditation can deepen and enrich the spiritual path of recovery, though you don’t have to be a Buddhist to attend. We just work with our minds, and see what’s what.
Our format is meditation, a reading or presentation, and discussion. First there is a brief welcome/introduction, followed by a 15-minute meditation period. This is followed by a short reading a selected text, then discussion. We finish with another ten minutes of meditation, and close with the serenity prayer, and a bow.
This group is not affiliated with any major 12-step program, but many of our members are. Donations are accepted, but none is expected. This is an open meeting; all are welcome.

Contact:

Email- sit dot stay dot heal dot bow dot wow at gmail dot com

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Venue:

Dawn Farm

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

6633 Stony Creek Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48197 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoveryA2 at gmail dot com

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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Venue:

The friends meeting house

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- andyperry112612 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- A2refugerecovery

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Detroit, Michigan

Venue:

Dharma Gate Zen Center

Suburb:

Troy

Day:

Saturdays

Time:

10:00am – 11:00am

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

330 East Maple Road , Troy, Detroit, MI 48083 (map)
in the Maplewood Court Industrial Park, Suite X

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit

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Detroit, Michigan

Venue:

Still Point Zen Center

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:45pm – 7:45pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

4345 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208 (map)
(corner of Trumbull and Canfield)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit

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Detroit, Michigan

Venue:

Still Point Zen Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

4345 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208 (map)
(corner of Trumbull and Canfield)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit

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Detroit, Michigan

Venue:

Dharma Gate Zen Center

Suburb:

Troy

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

8:15 - 9:30

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

330 East Maple Road , Troy, Detroit, MI 48083 (map)
in the Maplewood Court Industrial Park, Suite X

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit

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Detroit, Michigan

Venue:

Dharma Gate Zen Center

Suburb:

Troy

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

12:00 Noon - 1:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

330 East Maple Road , Troy, Detroit, MI 48083 (map)
in the Maplewood Court Industrial Park, Suite X

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit

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Detroit, Michigan

Venue:

Detroit Recovery Project/West Side Recovery Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

12:00 Noon - 1:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1145 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208 (map)
Parking in rear, off of Magnolia Ave.

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoveryinthed at yahoo dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

Venue:

Grand Rapids Zen Buddhist Center

Day:

Monday Evenings

Time:

6:30pm - 6:55pm: Meditation
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Recovery Meeting

Type:

Zen Buddhist Recovery Meeting

Address:

156 Fulton, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (map)

Other info:

We have carefully and mindfully rewritten Bill and Dr. Bob’s “How it Works” and the 12 Steps in language that (hopefully) preserves the integrity of the original intent while adjusting the language to a Buddhist perspective. We are also writing Meditations for each week, and will...a year from now...have 365 of them.
Our group consists of 12 members, 6-8 who come regularly, and we have had several guests from other states.

Contact:

(Centre phone number) Phone- (616) 822-2465    Email- info at grzen dot org
Website(s)- www.grzen.org

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Venue:

Sanctuary Yoga

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Buddhist 12 Step Recovery

Address:

1919 Stearns Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (map)

Other info:

We welcome anyone seeking relief and recovery from the suffering caused by substance-related and behavioral addictions.

We seek to apply Buddhist principles to our recovery and in our lives in order that we may learn to recognize our attachments, practice letting go, and uncover our basic Buddha nature.

Join us in practicing meditation, discussing Buddhist teachings, and learning skills and tools for your recovery.

Meeting activities:

  • Greeting and Introduction
  • Meditation Practice
  • Recovery/Buddhist Reading
  • Discussion and Sharing

Beginners and those more experienced in meditation are welcome.  If you are new to meditation, instruction is available.

Donations accepted.

You are welcome to contact us!

Contact:

Blaire or Travis Email- blablah789 at gmail dot com - spartantrav at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.sanctuary-yoga.com

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Venue:

Unwindings of Kalamazoo

Day:

Monday

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

5466 Holiday Terrace, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (map)
(Enter through the rear entrance and go to the lower floor of the building)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverykzoo at gmail dot com

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Kalamazoo, Michigan

Venue:

Unwindings of Kalamazoo

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

5466 Holiday Terrace, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 (map)
(Enter through the rear entrance and go to the lower floor of the building)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverykzoo at gmail dot com

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West Bloomfield, Michigan

Venue:

Henry Ford Maplegrove Center

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Step 11 Meditation and Mindfulness

Address:

6773 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322 (map)
Conference Room D

Other info:

These meetings are for anyone with a desire to stop driking or stay sober, and you will have an opportunity to improve your conscious contact with your higher power through the use of vipassana techniques.
We open with a few readings followed by a 20 minute guided group meditation. After meditation we have a period of sharing and, if you have time, you can stay for more fellowship along with tea and treats.
Please visit our website for more information and resources.

Contact:

Email- steves at step11mm dot org
Website(s)- www.step11mm.org

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Ypsilanti, Michigan

Venue:

Dawn Farm

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoveryA2 at gmail dot com

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Venue:

Common Ground Meditation Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Mindfulness in the 12 Steps

Address:

2700 26th Street East, Minneapolis, MN 55406 (map)

Other info:

This ongoing program is for those seeking spiritual development by practicing the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life. This program supplements recovery and is designed to reveal to us that consistent mindfulness practice is vital to spiritual progress. This ongoing practice group is open to all who have an interest in mindfulness and the Twelve Steps.

Contact:

Phone- (612) 722-8260    Email- info at commongroundmeditation dot org
Website(s)- www.commongroundmeditation.org

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Venue:

Minnesota Zen Meditation Center

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery

Address:

3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (map)

Other info:

The group explores some of the basic teachings of Buddhism and their reflection in the twelve steps. Each session begins with a period of meditation followed by a brief presentation and discussion. Anyone who wants to support a 12-step program with a deepened understanding of meditation and Buddhism is welcome. Donations welcome. No pre-registration required.

Contact:

Phone- (612) 822-5313    Email- info at mnzencenter dot org
Website(s)- sites.google.com/site/recoverymeeting/

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Venue:

Minneapolis

Day:

Day and time depends on locations available; usually meets once a month; sometimes twice per month.

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Twin Cities Insight

Address:

South Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN (map)
Locations change depending on available spaces

Other info:

The group begins with a 15 minute silent sit which may be guided, depending on what people want. If you arrive late, just come in and join in the sit. After the sit, there is a brief introduction by each member.
After the brief introductions, there is a request for donations so that the group can be self supporting. Then, a short presentation on a topic by the leader, and then a round robin or open discussion on the topic. There may also be time to ask questions and/or share how things are going with your practice.
Constance, the organizer, is open to suggestions for future topics at the end. If there is not a scheduled meeting, it is because a suitable location and date that is low cost has not been found; or Constance is on retreat.
If you are coming please rsvp on the Twin Cities Insight Meetup page. Please sign up there to receive notices on upcoming meetings.
The group is organized by Constance Casey, MDiv, who has been given permission to teach from Spirit Rock in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition as well as from Naropa University. Her background also includes 34 years in 12-step recovery and 10 years in Soto Zen practice as well.

Contact:

For exact times and location: Website(s)- www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesInsight - www.constancecasey.com

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

Venue:

Dharma Field Zen Center

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:15pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

3118 W. 49th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Beau Email- refugerecovery dot df at gmail dot com

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St Paul, Minnesota

Venue:

Clouds in Water Zen Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

12 Steps and Buddhism

Address:

445 Farrington Street, St Paul, MN 55103 (map)

Other info:

Open to all 12-step program participants. This open meeting explores some of the basic teachings of Buddhism and their reflection in the twelve steps. It is for those seeking spiritual development by practicing the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha's teachings in everyday life. This program supplements recovery and is designed to reveal to us that consistent mindfulness and meditation practice is vital to spiritual progress. We begin each meeting with a period of meditation and follow with a brief presentation and/or discussion. This ongoing practice group is open to all who have an interest in mindfulness meditation and the Twelve Steps. Led by members of the group. Donations welcome.

Contact:

Website(s)- cloudsinwater.org

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Kansas City, Missouri

Venue:

Temple Buddhist Center - Classroom A

Day:

Sundays

Time:

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Type:

Buddhism & 12-Step Recovery

Address:

707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112 (map)
Unity Temple on the Plaza

Other info:

This group is not aligned or affiliated with any particular 12-step program or Buddhist sect. These meetings are not meant to replace other Twelve Step programs.
This group also meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15pm in the Myrtle Fillmore Chapel.
Our meetings last one hour. Please keep that in mind so everyone gets a chance to share. When we introduce ourselves, we say our name. We are not required to state our addiction or our personal affiliation with a particular 12-step program or programs.
Halfway through the meeting we will pass the donation bowl. If you have the means, please donate. This meeting is made possible through the generosity of the Temple Buddhist Center and Unity Temple.
There is covered parking on the west and south side of the building and when entering the main lobby off 47th Street, there is a map of the building on the bulletin board.

Contact:

Janet Taylor Phone- (816) 994-8008    Email- janet at unitytemple dot com
Website(s)- www.templebuddhistcenter.org/

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Kansas City, Missouri

Venue:

Temple Buddhist Center - Myrtle Fillmore Chapel

Day:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:

6:15pm - 7:15pm

Type:

Buddhism & 12-Step Recovery

Address:

707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112 (map)
Unity Temple on the Plaza

Other info:

This group is not aligned or affiliated with any particular 12-step program or Buddhist sect. These meetings are not meant to replace other Twelve Step programs.
This group also meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:15pm in the Myrtle Fillmore Chapel.
Our meetings last one hour. Please keep that in mind so everyone gets a chance to share. When we introduce ourselves, we say our name. We are not required to state our addiction or our personal affiliation with a particular 12-step program or programs.
Halfway through the meeting we will pass the donation bowl. If you have the means, please donate. This meeting is made possible through the generosity of the Temple Buddhist Center and Unity Temple.
There is covered parking on the west and south side of the building and when entering the main lobby off 47th Street, there is a map of the building on the bulletin board.

Contact:

Janet Taylor Phone- (816) 994-8008    Email- janet at unitytemple dot com
Website(s)- www.templebuddhistcenter.org/

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St Louis, Missouri

Venue:

Trinity Episcopal Church

Suburb:

Central West End

Day:

Monday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

600 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, St Louis, MO 63108 (map)
(Parking lot on Euclid. Enter via red door labeled “Church Office.”)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Contact:

Email- refuge dot recovery dot stl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery STL Facebook page

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St Louis, Missouri

Venue:

Edgewood Program

Suburb:

West County

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

970 Executive Parkway Drive, West County, St Louis, MO 63141-6302 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Contact:

Email- refuge dot recovery dot stl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery

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Webster Groves, Missouri

Venue:

Peace United Church of Christ

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

204 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Contact:

Jim Email- jjoedick at yahoo dot com
Website(s)- FacebookRRSTLC page

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Lincoln, Nebraska

Venue:

Alene’s House

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery Meeting

Address:

1834 Ryons Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 (map)

Other info:

Mindful Recovery-Lincoln is a support and discussion group for people working through recovery issues. The focus is on substance abuse and mental health, but any life issue can be addressed. The group is facilitated by Angie Apthorpe, LADC/PLMHP.
Everyone who is interested in using the practice of mindfulness to increase wellness is welcome to attend. Any meeting attendee can propose a topic for discussion. No experience in meditation or other prerequisites are required—just come as you are. If you have a meditation cushion or seat you are welcome to bring it. Otherwise, chairs and mats are provided.
The first half-hour to 45 minutes of group time is spent discussing an issue related to mindfulness and recovery. The last part of the meeting is spent in meditation. We get much of our information for the group from Eastern traditions, especially Buddhism, which has a history of using mindfulness as a spiritual practice. But we use contributions from any religious, spiritual, or secular tradition.
Mindful Recovery techniques can be used successfully by anyone in recovery. Many find the approach to be a good accompaniment to their current recovery process, such as 12-step programs and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Read more in the PDF download...

Contact:

Angie Apthorpe Phone- (402) 613-1347    Email- angieapthorpe at msn dot com

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Omaha, Nebraska

Venue:

First Unitarian Church

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

3114 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68131 (map)
(enter through South SIDE door)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: is a Buddhist-oriented, mindfulness-based recovery program that does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery. RR does not compete with other programs and, in fact, works well alongside 12-Step and SMART Recovery programs to bring about the process of healing from any type of addictive behavior.

Format: meditation, reading, discussion.

Contact:

Forrest Knapp Email- forrestknapp at yahoo dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue:

Lohan School of Shaolin

Day:

Mondays

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Vipassana Sitting Group

Address:

3850 Schiff Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89103 (map)

Other info:

Our group is a Buddhism & Twelve Step group called Desert Dharma.
We practice Vipassana Meditation followed by a dharma talk centering on some aspect of Buddhism relevant to recovery.

Contact:

Greg Pergament Phone- (702) 525-6490    Email- wakanmonk at aol dot com

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Laconia, New Hampshire

Venue:

Riverbank House

Day:

Sundays

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Hour of Stillness

Address:

72 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246 (map)
(Nibbuti Yoga Studio)

Other info:

There are many different paths to peace.
Riverbank House is hosting a regular hour of Stillness for the recovery community at 5:30 pm on Sunday evenings at 72 Church Street in Laconia at the Nibbuti studio. We’ve already had a wonderful introduction to mindful meditation and a great discussion about how we each experienced it. Please join us.
No experience in meditation is necessary. Each week we will rotate a lead, so if you have a particular practice of inner Stillness that you would like to share, we’d love to learn from you. This is a cost-free, affiliation-free, brain-free, judgment free, shoe-free, drug-free hour of unity and peace and it will be enriched by your presence! So please join us!

Contact:

Email- r at riverbankhouse dot net
Website(s)- riverbankhouse.net/

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Venue:

The Unitarian Universalist Church

Day:

Every Friday

Time:

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Type:

Meditation and dharma study – group discussion meeting

Address:

401 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 (map)
Hillside Building, Room H201

Other info:

In these weekly sessions, meditators of various levels of experience gather to meditate, read Buddhist texts related to recovery, and discuss their personal struggles with addiction and recovery. As a community, we deal with all forms of addiction including alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, sex, tobacco and others as well as problems resulting from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
Meetings are anonymous and confidential. No prior meditation or Buddhist experience is necessary to attend. The group is open to anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of religious affiliation. Basic meditation instruction is provided at all meetings. We are respectful of all recovery paths.
No registration is necessary. Meetings are open to all. There are no fees but donations are welcome and are used to cover room rental fees, purchase texts, and other costs. All service is performed by volunteers and no one receives payment for their services.

Contact:

Joe —  Email- jp76461 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.workingwithaddictions.org

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Maplewood, New Jersey

Venue:

Shakti Yoga and Living Arts

Day:

Sundays

Time:

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Noble Steps

Address:

1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040 (map)

Other info:

Welcome to the Noble Steps. The purpose of this group is to support those who want to integrate Buddhist teachings and practices into their recovery from any addiction. We are open to people of all backgrounds and recovery paths, including, but not limited to all 12 Step programs.
We encourage the use of mindfulness and meditation and are grounded in Buddhist principles including the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, non-harming, compassion, and interdependence. While not affiliated with any 12-Step group, we do follow the 12-Step traditions of confidentiality and no cross talk between participants.
This Group is peer led.  We ask all who attend to respect and study Buddhist teachings, recovery techniques and be willing to share their experience, strength and hope with the group.
(The above description is partially excepted from Buddhism and the Twelve Steps Workbook, by Kevin Griffin)
Meeting format (90 minutes):

  • Opening introductions
  • 20-30 minute meditation
  • 10-15 minute group reading from a book on Buddhism and recovery.  The group rotates books throughout the year.
  • 20-30 minute discussion on the reading
  • Closing announcements/ritual

Contact:

George Johns Email- noblesteps at me dot com
Website(s)- www.thenoblesteps.com

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Venue:

Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

12 Step Sangha

Address:

3408 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (map)

Other info:

The Albuquerque Buddhist Recovery Sangha has been meeting continuously since October of 2009.

We’re non-sectarian. The meeting consists of a reading related to Buddhism and recovery, mediation and open discussion. The meetings takes place at the Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship facilities and are facilitated by Dug Corpolongo, a certified Dharma teacher through the North American Shin Buddhist Association. Dug is also a student in the Chaplaincy Program at Upaya Zen Center Santa Fe NM.

Contact:

Phone- (505) 681-2641    Email- help at recoverysangha dot org
Website(s)- recoverysangha.org

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Venue:

Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship

Day:

Sundays

Time:

9:30am - 10:30am

Type:

12 Step Sangha

Address:

3408 Constitution Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (map)

Other info:

The Albuquerque Buddhist Recovery Sangha has been meeting continuously since October of 2009.

We’re non-sectarian. The meeting consists of a reading related to Buddhism and recovery, mediation and open discussion. The meetings takes place at the Albuquerque Buddhist Fellowship facilities and are facilitated by Dug Corpolongo, a certified Dharma teacher through the North American Shin Buddhist Association. Dug is also a student in the Chaplaincy Program at Upaya Zen Center Santa Fe NM.

Contact:

Phone- (505) 681-2641    Email- help at recoverysangha dot org
Website(s)- recoverysangha.org

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Albany, New York

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

Day:

Monday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery Weekly 12 step and recovery meeting

Address:

747 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 (map)

Other info:

A weekly sharing support group bringing together meditation practice and the Twelve Steps. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal path as spiritual warriors, bodhisattvas, meditators.
Meeting format includes sitting practice, a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night’s facilitator, discussion and exploration by group members, sharing our personal experience, strength and hope and dedication of merit.
$5 suggested donation.
Coordinator: Joe M.

Contact:

Coordinator: Matt H. Phone- (518) 729-4055    Email- shambhala dot albany at gmail dot com
Website(s)- albany.shambhala.org/programs

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Brooklyn, New York

Venue:

Brooklyn Zen Center

Day:

Second & Fourth Sunday of the month

Time:

6:00pm - 7:30 pm

Type:

B-12 Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery

Address:

505 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY 11215 (map)
Suite 2A

Other info:

"B-12" is a Brooklyn 12-Step Sangha open to people from any recovery program who would like to explore the Buddhist path through the 12 Steps. We begin our evenings with brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of mediation, a short talk and discussion.

  • B-12 is a supportive, ongoing, drop-in practice group
  • 2nd Sunday meeting includes a guest speaker
  • 4th Sunday meeting focuses on a Step
  • Donations welcome

Contact:

Maya P. or Flo L. Phone- (718) 701-1083    Email- b12recoverybrooklyn at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.brooklynzen.org

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New York City, New York

Venue:

New York Insight Meditation Center

Day:

Monday (first Monday of each month)

Time:

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Addiction and Recovery. The Buddha and Bill W. The meetings will include Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, dharma talks and discussion. Meeting facilitated by Sandra Weinberg.

Address:

28 West 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001 (map)
10th floor

Other info:

2500 years ago the Buddha said craving and attachment is the cause of suffering. In the 1930’s Bill Wilson started the first Twelve Step program that worked with a deep form of craving and suffering: addictions. In these monthly meetings, we will explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps support and complement each other and can deepen our spiritual lives. The meetings will include Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, dharma talks and discussion. The evenings are open to all who are interested. You need not be in a Twelve Step program nor have a background in Buddhism. The fee is by donation.

Contact:

Phone- (212) 213-4802    Email- nyinsight at earthlink dot net
Website(s)- www.nyimc.org

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New York City, New York

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center Of New York

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

The Heart of Recovery weekly 12 Step Recovery and Buddhist Meditation Meeting

Address:

118 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY 10011 (map)
6th Floor

Other info:

A weekly sharing support group bringing together meditation practice and the Twelve Steps. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal path as spiritual warriors, bodhisattvas, meditators.
$2 suggested donation.

Contact:

Rick R.: Phone- (212) 675-6544    Email- recovery at shambhalanyc dot org
Website(s)- ny.shambhala.org

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New York City, New York

Venue:

New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

Day:

Fridays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

A SOBER MEDITATION COMMUNITY COMBINING INTER FELLOWSHIP 12 STEP AND BUDDHIST TRADITIONS

Address:

119 West 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10011 (map)
between 6th and 7th Aves. Suite 401

Other info:

Deepen your 11th Step practice of meditation in this new, unified, sober 12 Step fellowship which examines the 12 steps through the lens of the Buddhist precepts.
The format for each meeting will be meditation, teaching (by someone who has five years or more of sobriety and has taken the Buddhist precepts) followed by sharing.
There is a Suggested Donation of $5
PLEASE NOTE: The main entrance closes promptly at 7pm. Usually there is a greeter stationed at the entrance until 7 to let people in.

Contact:

Phone- (212) 677-1087    Website(s)- zencare.org/

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Rochester, New York

Venue:

Rochester Zen Center

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Step and speaker meeting - with an initial period of meditation

Address:

7 Arnold Park, Rochester, NY 14607 (map)

Other info:

The first 30 minutes we meditate in the zendo, then have an hour long 12 Step meeting in the library. The front door is usually locked, so please ring the bell. We don’t really have a name, but we are a step and speaker meeting open to all 12 Step members who are interested in how to work the steps as a Buddhist. Since we include all 12 steppers, and use Buddhist literature at times, we cannot be an official 12 step group. We have been meeting since around 2005. The majority of our members are Buddhist of some sort, but at least a third of the regulars are either Christian or uncommitted.

Contact:

Kadi: Email- ksprengle at gmail dot com

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Asheville, North Carolina

Venue:

Asheville 12 Step Recovery Club

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:30pm - 8:45pm

Type:

Mindfulness and 12 Step Recovery Meeting

Address:

22B New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806 (map)
G4

Other info:

Who: Open to anyone from any 12 Step Recovery program.
What: This meeting combines actual meditation practice, open sharing, plus brief readings or talks linking Mindfulness Meditation practice to the specific 12 Step of that month.
Cost: We pass the basket to help cover operating costs and refreshments at Asheville 12 Step Recovery Club.

Contact:

Eddie LeShure Phone- (828) 772-1746    Email- ibliving at hotmail dot com
Website(s)- www.asheville12stepclub.org

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Asheville, North Carolina

Venue:

Urban Dharma

Day:

Fridays

Time:

7:00pm -8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

29 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (map)

Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost:Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Urban Dharma in exchange for the use of their space.

Contact:

Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl

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Asheville, North Carolina

Venue:

Urban Dharma

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:00pm -7:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

29 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (map)

Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Urban Dharma in exchange for the use of their space.

Contact:

Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl

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Asheville, North Carolina

Venue:

Asheville Insight Meditation

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

175 Weaverville Rd, Asheville, NC 28804 (map)
Suite H

Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Asheville Insight Meditation in exchange for the use of their space.

Contact:

Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl

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Asheville, North Carolina

Venue:

Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

370 North Louisiana Ave., Asheville, NC 28806 (map)
Unit C4

Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Sunrise Community in exchange for the use of their space.

Contact:

Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl

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Hendersonville, North Carolina

Venue:

Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

5:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

159 Osceola Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28739 (map)

Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center in exchange for the use of their space.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverync at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.heartwoodrefuge.org

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Cincinnati, Ohio

Venue:

Buddhist Dharma Center of Cincinnati

Suburb:

Northside

Day:

Every Saturday night

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

B12: Buddhism and 12 Step Book Study Group

Address:

15 Moline Court, Northside, Cincinnati, OH 45223 (map)
(Off Hamilton Ave.)

Other info:

The Buddhism and 12 Step Book Study Group (B12) explores how Buddhism and 12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (NA, OA, Alanon, etc), can benefit and nurture each other. Both practices begin with the acknowledgement of suffering, the realization that suffering springs from craving, and that there is a solution. The path of the 12 Steps and the Noble Eightfold Path travel through remarkably similar territory and have much to offer each other.
Following a brief welcoming and introduction period, we sit in guided meditation for 20 minutes followed by book reading and discussion. The group closes with a brief Metta/Loving Kindness practice. We are currently reading Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart’s book Mindfulness and the 12 Steps. No meditation experience or particular faith or spiritual practice is required. Neither is membership in a twelve step program. We are simply people exploring the path out of the suffering brought about by craving and clinging in whatever form it arises.

Contact:

Email- Buddhism12Steps at gmail dot com

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Holland, Ohio

Venue:

Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo

Day:

Monday

Time:

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Meditation & Recovery Meeting

Address:

6537 Angola Road, Holland, OH 43528 (map)

Other info:

This weekly meeting is open to people with any addiction, seeking recovery or in support of anyone seeking recovery. Honoring the traditions of anonymity in other recovery programs and to protect the privacy of our members, we use only our first names at this meeting.
With respect for the worth and dignity of each person, all are welcome here. We respect all forms of meditation, however during the meditation period, we ask that everyone be quiet and still out of respect for the practice.
The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen our meditation practice by communal effort and thereby strengthen our recovery program. Our meeting includes time for prayer or intention setting, meditation and discussion. Our discussion period offers us a chance to share openly about our experiences with meditation and recovery. For those new to meditation, beginning instruction will be offered.
A weekly book club meets just prior to this meeting to read and discuss a book related to meditation and recovery.

Contact:

For more information: Website(s)- www.buddhisttempleoftoledo.org

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Holland, Ohio

Venue:

Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo

Day:

Friday (excluding the last Friday of each month)

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Meditation & Recovery Meeting

Address:

6537 Angola Road, Holland, OH 43528 (map)

Other info:

This weekly meeting is open to people with any addiction, seeking recovery or in support of anyone seeking recovery. Honoring the traditions of anonymity in other recovery programs and to protect the privacy of our members, we use only our first names at this meeting.
With respect for the worth and dignity of each person, all are welcome here. We respect all forms of meditation, however during the meditation period, we ask that everyone be quiet and still out of respect for the practice.
The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen our meditation practice by communal effort and thereby strengthen our recovery program. Our meeting includes time for prayer or intention setting, meditation and discussion. Our discussion period offers us a chance to share openly about our experiences with meditation and recovery. For those new to meditation, beginning instruction will be offered.
A weekly book club meets just prior to this meeting to read and discuss a book related to meditation and recovery.

Contact:

For more information: Website(s)- www.buddhisttempleoftoledo.org

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Venue:

Innerspace Meditation and Healing Arts Center

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

2201 NW I-44 Service Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73112 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery OKC is part of a worldwide 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.
This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.

Contact:

Chris Phone- (405) 633-3568    Website(s)- rrokc.wordpress.com (email via website) - refugerecovery.org (info on Refuge Recovery)

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Venue:

Innerspace Meditation and Healing Arts Center

Day:

Sundays

Time:

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

2201 NW I-44 Service Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73112 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery OKC is part of a worldwide 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.
This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.

Contact:

Chris Phone- (405) 633-3568    Website(s)- rrokc.wordpress.com (email via website) - refugerecovery.org (info on Refuge Recovery)

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Astoria, Oregon

Venue:

Astoria Alano Club

Day:

Monday

Time:

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

760 Astor Street, Astoria, OR 97103 (map)
(upstairs)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Levi Email- Salmonspartan at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Bend, Oregon

Venue:

Wren and Wild Yoga Studio

Day:

Monday

Time:

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

910 NW. Harriman St., Bend, OR 97703 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RRBend - www.refugerecovery.org

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Dallas, Oregon

Venue:

Dallas Yoga & Balance Studio

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:30pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

115 SE Court St., Dallas, OR 97338 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverydallas at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery-Dallas Facebook Page - www.refugerecovery.org

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Eugene, Oregon

Venue:

Buddha Eye Temple

Day:

Monday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

2190 Garfield Street, Eugene, OR 97405 (map)
(corner of 22nd Ave. and Garfield St.)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Roxanne Email- huckleberrymountain at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com

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Eugene, Oregon

Venue:

Sit Happens at Unitarian Church

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405 (map)
Rm. 2

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Terrance Email- terranceleegrosze at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com

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Eugene, Oregon

Venue:

Unitarian Church

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405 (map)
Rm. 2

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Luke Email- riseupbjj at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com

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Eugene, Oregon

Venue:

Unitarian Universalist Church

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Process Addictions (all are welcome)

Address:

1685 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405 (map)
Room 6

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Carmen Email- Process dot Addictions dot RE at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com

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Eugene, Oregon

Venue:

Buddha Eye Temple

Day:

Friday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

2190 Garfield Street, Eugene, OR 97405 (map)
(corner of 22nd Ave. and Garfield St.)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Hillary Email- hilarie at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com

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Eugene, Oregon

Venue:

White Bird in the Yurt

Day:

Saturday

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

341 E. 12th, Eugene, OR 97401 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Hillary Phone- (949) 310-7229 (text)    Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com

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Forest Grove, Oregon

Venue:

Forest Grove Recovery Center

Day:

Friday

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

2722 19th Place, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Grants Pass, Oregon

Venue:

BE Yoga

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

980 SW 6th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Monmouth, Oregon

Venue:

Western Oregon University

Day:

Saturday

Time:

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

345 N Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361 (map)
Modular Classrooms – Room 106

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- monmouthrefuge at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecovery.org

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Newport, Oregon

Venue:

Center for Health Education

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

740 SW 9th St, Newport, OR 97365 (map)
Park in back. Starts at 7, try not to be late or knock loudly, door locks. Upstairs at the end of the hallway.

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- smoothsailing at riseup dot net
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/refugerecoverynewport - www.refugerecovery.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

The Alano Club of Portland

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

12-Step Meditation Meeting

Address:

909 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (map)
The Loft Room

Other info:

The meeting is open to anyone, with any addiction, from any 12-Step program.

Contact:

Website(s)- www.portlandalano.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

TaborSpace

Day:

Sunday

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

5441 Southeast Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215 (map)
(in The Annex downstairs)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

Day:

Monday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

6401 NE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97211 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Note: This meeting is preceded by an Inventory Writing Group, meeting from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Cedar Hills Outpatient Services

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

1815 SW Marlow Ave., Portland, OR 97225 (map)
Ste. 218

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Pine St. Sangha

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery (Women's Meeting)

Address:

8125 SE Pine St., Portland, OR 97215 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Flanders House

Day:

Wednesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Refuge recovery (Mindful Men's Meditation Meeting)

Address:

2926 NE Flanders St., Portland, OR 97232 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Portland Friends of Dhamma

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00am - 8:30am

Type:

Refuge Recovery Book Study

Address:

1404 SE 25th Ave., Portland, OR 97214 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Conference Room on the first floor

Suburb:

Tigard

Day:

Monday

Time:

6:30pm - 7:45pm

Type:

Refuge recovery - For Healthcare Professionals Only

Address:

7105 SW Varns Street, Tigard, Portland, OR 97223 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Note: This group does not meet on major holidays that fall on Mondays (e.g., New Year’s Eve or Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas Eve or Day)

Contact:

Email- rrpdxhcp at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Alano Club

Day:

Thursday

Time:

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

909 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (map)
(The SE Room)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Portland, Oregon

Venue:

Alano Club

Day:

Saturday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

909 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210 (map)
(The Loft)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org

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Salem, Oregon

Venue:

First Congregational Church

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

700 Marion St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Debbie Lee Email- debil52 at msn dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/RefugeRecoverySalem/ - www.refugerecovery.org

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Salem, Oregon

Venue:

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem

Day:

Friday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

5090 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97317 (map)
(At the corner of Cordon Road NE and Center Street NE)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Email- rruucs at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/RefugeRecoverySalem/ - www.refugerecovery.org

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue:

The Philadelphia Meditation Center

Suburb:

Havertown

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Type:

Meditation and Recovery - Sitting on the cushion, the next right step

Address:

8 East Eagle Road, Havertown, Philadelphia, PA 19083 (map)

Other info:

Using the booklet “9 Essays: Buddhism and the 12th Step Model of Recovery” made available to us by the generosity of the San Francisco Zen Center, this group will be exploring the connection between practice and recovery. Our mission is to bridge the Twelve Steps of AA and the four Noble Truths of Buddhism. The meeting will include a 20 minute silent meditation sit, a reading from the “9 Essays”, and an open discussion in the format of an AA meeting.
Booklets will be available at the center or can be downloaded from the internet. Click to download a PDF file of “9 Essays on Buddhism & the 12 Step Model of Recovery”
We will be adhering to the AA traditions (which include anonymity and confidentiality).
Creating a supportive community is an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to daily practice.

Contact:

Phone- Diane - (484) 326-1102 - William - (610) 608-4499    Email- dooeyann at hotmail dot com - williamorem1 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.philadelphiameditation.org

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Venue:

Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Day:

Fridays (except major holidays)

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery

Address:

2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (map)
3rd floor

Other info:

A weekly support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the wisdom of recovery. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal path as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditators through readings, contemplations, and sharing.

Each week we:

  • Meditate with others who are in recovery or exploring recovery
  • Offer contemplations or readings which inspire our recovery and support our practices
  • Share our personal experience, strength and courage
  • Integrate the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to recovery

"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 meditation practitioners from all traditions and to Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.

Contact:

Mark M. or Ned R. Email- phl dot hor dot coord at gmail dot com - nedster51 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- philadelphia.shambhala.org

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Venue:

First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh

Day:

Second and fourth Tuesday of the month

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

One Pine Zen Meditation Recovery Group

Address:

605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (map)

Other info:

We offer a Zen (or Ch’an) Buddhist meditation and discussion group for people in 12-step recovery programs. This group supports those who want to integrate Buddhist teachings and practices into their 12-step program.
One Pine Zen Meditation Recovery Group offers teachings on basic Buddhist principles and will address such issues as how a “Higher Power” is understood in the context of Buddhist practice and how 12 step recovery programs fit within those principles.
The group is not an 12 step (AA, NA, etc.) meeting, but is an open group for anyone who is interested in Zen Buddhism and recovery. The group is not meant to replace, but to augment, other recovery efforts.
This group is led by Venerable Shih He-Laohu, a Ch’an monk with experience in recovery programs.
The evening begins with a brief meditation instruction, a period of meditation, seated meditation, a Dharma talk, followed by an open discussion. Like 12-step meetings, a donation is appreciated.

Contact:

Venerable Shih He-Laohu Email- jmdudley92 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.onepinemeditation.org

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, South Dakota

Address:

Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming

Other info:

If you live in Western South Dakota or Eastern Wyoming, and wish to become part of a group please see the contact details below.

Contact:

Richard: Email- tipsyhotei at gmail dot com

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Nashville, Tennessee

Venue:

The Cottage at Unity

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Embracing Simplicity - Nashville

Address:

5125 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220 (map)

Other info:

Embracing Simplicity offers meditation, dharma study and support for your recovery from the phenomenon of suffering (mental anguish) and the conditions that give rise to suffering. No affiliations required or excluded. Its facilitator is a long-time practitioner, contemplative therapist and a member of Venerable Pannavati's Dharmacharya '14 class. The format is 20-30 minute mindfulness instruction followed by discussion and dharma study, including works of authors in the Insight tradition.

Contact:

Acharya Passatininna Phone- (931) 994-8023    Email- mettaphoric at gmail dot com

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Nashville, Tennessee

Venue:

L&L Restaurant Supply Building

Day:

Monday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting - book discussion

Address:

3816 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (map)
(Ground floor. Plenty of off street parking)

Other info:

Meetings begin with a 20 minute guided meditation.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, codependency or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Zuby or Andrew Phone- Zuby (513) 365-2547    Email- nashvillemindfulness at gmail dot com
Website(s)- againstthestreamnashville.com - www.refugerecovery.org

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Nashville, Tennessee

Venue:

L&L Restaurant Supply Building

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting - topic discussion

Address:

3816 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 (map)
(Ground floor. Plenty of off street parking)

Other info:

Meetings begin with a 20 minute guided meditation.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, codependency or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.

Contact:

Zuby or Andrew Phone- Zuby (513) 365-2547    Email- nashvillemindfulness at gmail dot com
Website(s)- againstthestreamnashville.com - www.refugerecovery.org

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Austin, Texas

  

Please note: People in the area have tried to attend this meeting and reported to us that there was no one at the venue at the time listed below. The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we suspect this group may have stopped meeting. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 60 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Venue:

Casa de Luz (Serena Room)

Day:

Saturdays

Time:

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Dharma 12 Step Recovery Program

Address:

1701 Toomey Road, Austin, TX 78704 (map)

Contact:

Phone- (512) 476-2535    Email- natalia at casadeluz dot org - wayo at EduardoLongoria dot com
Website(s)- www.casadeluz.org

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Richardson, Texas

Venue:

The University of Texas at Dallas - Center for Students in Recovery

Day:

Thursdays

Time:

7:15pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Meditation and Recovery

Address:

965-967 Drive A, Richardson, TX 75080 (map)

Other info:

We are not a 12 step group but use Buddhist principles and meditation to address addiction. There are readings out of various books.

All are welcome.

Contact:

Phone- (469) 502-1957    Email- janeinplano at gmail dot com

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San Antonio, Texas

Venue:

San Antonio Zen Center

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

417 W Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes.

Contact:

Email- info at sanantoniozen dot org
Website(s)- sanantoniozen.org

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San Antonio, Texas

Venue:

San Antonio Zen Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

8:00pm

Type:

Buddhism and the 12 Step Model of Recovery

Address:

417 W Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212 (map)

Other info:

The format for the group is: 20 minutes of meditation, introductions (brief such as, “Hi my name is Rick and I’tm an addict”), then we read a Step from a book of nine essays on Buddhism and the Steps, which was compiled at the San Francisco Zen Center. We then have a discussion (the bulk of the meeting) followed by 5-10 minutes of meditation. We have been meeting weekly since the beginning of 2008. We are not a registered AA/NA/Alanon group but many of those who attend have experience in these traditions.

Contact:

Email- info at sanantoniozen dot org
Website(s)- sanantoniozen.org

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Bellingham, Washington

Venue:

Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Day:

Fridays (weekly)

Time:

5:15pm - 6:45pm

Type:

5th Precept / Mindful Recovery

Address:

1021 North Forest , Bellingham, WA 98225 (map)
(directions: see website)

Other info:

Mindful Recovery is a peer support group that explores the relationship between mindfulness, Buddhist teachings, and the 12-step path to recovery from addictive behavior. Our weekly meetings focus on mindfulness meditation practice and developing insight into the habitual thoughts and patterns that drive our unskillful behaviors.
The format includes silent meditation, readings from Buddhist, mindfulness, and 12-step recovery literature, and discussion and sharing.
Our group is not affiliated with any Buddhist center or 12-step recovery program, and is not a substitute for 12-step meetings or dharma study. We honor the 12-step traditions of anonymity and confidentiality.

Contact:

Bekah or Leigh -  Email- bekahbfree at hotmail dot com - leighawirth at gmail dot com

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Bellingham, Washington

Venue:

Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Day:

Saturdays (weekly)

Time:

6:00 - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Reecovery

Address:

1021 North Forest , Bellingham, WA 98225 (map)
(directions: see website)

Other info:

Open to all, no prior experience in Buddhism or meditation necessary.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Kelly -  Phone- 360-676-4485    Email- kelly at belairclinic dot com

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Burlington, Washington

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - Burlington

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

121 S Spruce St., Burlington, WA 98233 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

Attendance Slips Signed

Contact:

Anthony Phone- 360-941-9100    Email- bryant dot a at gmail dot com

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Everett, Washington

Venue:

Unity Center for Positive Living

Day:

Sundays (weekly)

Time:

6:00 - 7:30pm

Type:

Eight Step Recovery

Address:

3231 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201 (map)
(at 33rd Street)

Other info:

The Eight Step Recovery support group will cover the teachings of Vimalasara Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves from their book “Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's teachings to overcome addiction”.

We have a 3 minute meditation, a 15 minute meditation, and work through the book. All are welcome, not just those with a drug or alcohol related addiction.

Addiction is defined as any behavior, substance-related or not, that brings temporary pleasure or relief, a behavior one craves but is unable to stop despite negative consequences. We hope this group will be a support for you in your recovery and that it will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling way of life.

Contact:

Karen and Chris -  Phone- 425-772-0724    Email- Karenf81092 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Unity Center for Positive Living

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Federal Way, Washington

Venue:

North West Resources

Day:

Sundays

Time:

7 -8:30pm

Type:

One Breath at a Time - Refuge Recovery

Address:

33438 1st Way S, Federal Way, Federal Way, WA (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

Contact:

Jacob Email- Iaxobus at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Battlefield Addiction

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Kirkland, Washington

Venue:

Eastside Refuge Meditation Recovery Group

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00 - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

308 Fourth Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033 (map)
(in the basement)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

Contact:

Susan Email- EastsideRefuge at gmail dot com

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Olympia, Washington

Venue:

First Christian Church, Library

Day:

Thursdays (weekly)

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Buddhist 12-Step Study Group

Address:

701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)

Other info:

Participants each briefly report on their meditation and recovery work at the start of each meeting. Guided group meditation follows. The group breaks for tea, questions and answers, and a little conversation after meditation. The last 45 minutes together are structured by group reading & discussion of 12-Step Buddhist Literature to support participants’ walk down the eight-fold path and recovery. A new book is read every six to eight months.

Contact:

Steven Aldrich -  Email- StvnAld at aol dot com

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Olympia, Washington

Venue:

Youth Sound office in the Security Building

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:30 - 8:45pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

203 4th St E, Suite 221, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)
The doors lock at 7:40pm.

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

Contact:

Phone- 360-791-1728    Email- sproutdog at gmail dot com

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Group Community Center (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Thursday nights (Weekly)

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Buddhism & Recovery peer study group

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

This is a peer led meditation and discussion group on Buddhism and recovery, founded in Jan. of 2010. The format includes sitting meditation, a reading on Dharma & recovery, and open discussion on the reading and recovery support. We share facilitation within the group by signing up on a calendar, using a “script” of the meeting format. We do not teach meditation, but offer support for those who wish to find further meditation instruction. The group is not affiliated with any specific Buddhist or 12-step recovery fellowship, all are welcome. 1st THURS. EACH MONTH - MEDITATION PRACTICE, STUDY & DISCUSSION MEETING

This peer group is sponsored by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org

Contact:

Emily Email- emilyshimada2 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- SASG

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Seattle Shambhala Center

Suburb:

Madison Valley

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery Group

Address:

3107 E. Harrison Street, Madison Valley, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Seattle Shambhala annex focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery to addictions of all kinds. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program in a familiar and comfortable environment. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

Meeting format includes:

  • Sitting meditation practice
  • A topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night's facilitator
  • Discussion and exploration by group members
  • Sharing our experience, strength and hope
  • Dedication of merit

Open to all who are:

  • Buddhist practitioners from any tradition
  • 12 Step practitioners from any program
  • Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

The meeting is free to attend, but we ask for a donation of any size to help cover rent.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Email- heartofrecovery at seattleshambhala dot org
Website(s)- seattle.shambhala.org

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Sundays (weekly)

Time:

10:00am - 11:00am

Type:

Morning meditation & recovery group

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

Join us as we support each other in developing a daily meditation practice and share the challenges and celebrations of a life of sobriety.
We welcome all from any recovery path or Buddhist tradition.
Just bring your interest in Buddhist practice and learn how meditation can enhance your current recovery program.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Noah -  Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Tuesdays (weekly)

Time:

6:00pm - 7:15pm

Type:

Meditation and Discussion

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

Peer led support group where you can practice meditation for well being and healing from recovery of any kind

All are Welcome

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Noah -  Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Eight Step Recovery Book Study

Day:

Fridays (weekly)

Time:

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Type:

Eight Step Recovery

Address:

12056 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (map)
Unit C-2. The entrance is on NE 123rd St.

Other info:

The Eight Step Recovery support group will cover the teachings of Vimalasara Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves from their book “Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's teachings to overcome addiction”. We will incorporate the AGE meditation, chanting, other meditations such as loving-kindness and breath awareness, and will work through the book. All are welcome, not just those with a drug or alcohol related addiction. Addiction is defined as any behavior, substance-related or not, that brings temporary pleasure or relief, a behavior one craves but is unable to stop despite negative consequences. We hope this group will be a support for you in your recovery and that it will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling way of life.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Doug -  Email- dburleigh at aol dot com - info at seattlebuddhistcenter dot org
Website(s)- Seattle Buddhist Center

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Fremont Recovery Sangha - Center for Holistic Health and Fitness

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Tuesdays (weekly)

Time:

7:30 - 8:30pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery

Address:

425 N 36th St, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Other info:

20 minutes of mindfulness meditation followed by a short reading Of Buddhist teachings and dharma related to recovery. The meeting will then be open for group and peer share followed by a short closing meditation.

Contact:

Jeremy -  Email- RisingSunMindfulness at gmail dot com

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - Fremont

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Mondays (weekly)

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

711 N. 35th Street, Suite 206, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

To be buzzed in, search the electronic directory outside the front door for the last name "Marsh".

Contact:

Will -  Email- wmarsh3 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook - Seattle Integrative Psychology

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

The Vajra on 10th

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Saturdays (weekly)

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1423 10th Ave Studio 9, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

Contact:

Rachael -  Email- rachaelsavage11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

The Vajra on 10th

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Wednesdays (weekly)

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1423 10th Ave Studio 9, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

Contact:

Rachael -  Email- rachaelsavage11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Fremont Recovery Sangha - Center for Holistic Health and Fitness

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Thursdays (weekly)

Time:

8:00 - 9:00pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery

Address:

425 N 36th St, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Other info:

20 minutes of mindfulness meditation followed by a short reading Of Buddhist teachings and dharma related to recovery. The meeting will then be open for group and peer share followed by a short closing meditation.

Contact:

Jeremy -  Email- RisingSunMindfulness at gmail dot com

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Fridays (weekly)

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Meditation and Discussion

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

Peer led support group where you can practice meditation for well being and healing from recovery of any kind

All are Welcome

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Noah -  Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com

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Seattle, Washington

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - West Seattle

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Sundays (weekly)

Time:

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

Alki Congregational United Church of Christ
6115 SW Hinds St, Seattle, WA 98116, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98116 (map)
Upstairs in the Sunday School Room

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

Attendance Slips Signed

Contact:

Susan -  Email- smgodfrey54 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook

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Tacoma, Washington

Venue:

Tacoma Refuge Recovery - Samdhana-Karana Yoga

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:00 - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

739 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
Next to Guitar Maniacs, arrive Early!

Other info:

This group meets weekly on Sunday nights from 6-7pm.

Arrive a few minutes prior to 6pm. Due to heavy foot traffic and no
one staffing the front desk, the doors will lock 10 minutes past 6pm.
This is for safety concerns and the policy of SKY yoga management.

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

Contact:

Chris Causey Email- refugetacoma at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Vancouver, Washington

Venue:

Peace Health Education Center

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge recovery

Address:

400 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Vancouver, WA 98664 (map)
(enter through 92nd Ave. from Mill Plain)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Contact:

Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Woodinville, Washington

Venue:

Sit Happens - Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church

Day:

Mondays (weekly)

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Buddhist 12 Step Recovery

Address:

19020 Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA 98072 (map)
“We meet in portable classroom #2 behind the church.”

Other info:

We start our meeting with a quick check-in. Each person shares what has been going on with them lately. This gives us a chance to get to know each other better. Next, we take turns reading aloud from the current book selection on Buddhism and recovery. Then, we do a 20 minute silent meditation. After meditating, we have an open discussion about the material we read. We close with a 5 minute meditation and dedication of our practice.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Mark -  Email- mark at thehopkins dot us
Website(s)- www.wuuc.org

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Bethesda, Washington DC

Venue:

Del Ray Club

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:15pm - 8:15pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, DC 20814 (map)

Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Contact:

Email- rrbethesdamd at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/refugerecoverymd

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Washington, Washington DC

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery Group

Address:

3520 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008 (map)

Other info:

This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs.

Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners. Meeting format includes: sitting practice; a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night’s facilitator; discussion and exploration by group members; sharing our personal experience, strength and hope; dedication of merit.

Open to all who are: Buddhist practitioners (from any tradition), or 12 Step practitioners (from any program), or individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

Contact:

Scott: Phone- (240) 478-1513    Email- sperkins67 at mac dot com
Website(s)- www.shambhala.org/centers/washingtondc

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Washington, Washington DC

Venue:

The Center For Mindful Living

Suburb:

Tenleytown

Day:

Sunday

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

DC Mindfulness in Recovery

Address:

4708 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016 (map)
Suite 200 (2nd floor). 3 blocks north (near Steak 'n Egg) of the Tenleytown-AU Red line Metro stop.

Other info:

No need to apply, just show up!
Our group is open to those new to meditation and seasoned practitioners alike with a common interest in the intersection of Buddhist teachings and 12 Step recovery. All 12 Steppers are welcome and we ask that participants have continuous recovery, as defined by their 12 Step group, and that a working relationship with that group be established before attending your first meeting.

Contact:

Website(s)- Insight Meditation Community of Washington

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Madison, Wisconsin

Venue:

Neighborhood House Community Center

Day:

Every Wednesday

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Madison Meditation and Recovery Group

Address:

29 South Mills St., Madison, WI 53715 (map)

Other info:

The meeting has been running for 4 years.
Format and approach: 30 minutes of silent meditation; brief reading; 20 minute 12-Step meeting. We are a cross-fellowship group welcoming anybody in any form of 12-Step recovery. We are non-sectarian and promote no specific form of meditation, as long as it is silent and seated.

Contact:

Email- meditationandrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- sites.google.com/site/meditationandrecovery

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Madison, Wisconsin

Venue:

Shambhala Center of Madison

Day:

Sundays

Time:

7:15pm - 8:45pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery Group

Address:

408 S. Baldwin Street, Madison, WI 53703 (map)

Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group at the Shambhala Center of Madison with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the 12 Steps of recovery. We focus on sharing our experience while bringing together meditation practice with our individual paths of recovery from addiction.

Meeting format includes:

Sitting meditation instruction and practice A topic offering in the form of a brief share or reading by the facilitator Discussion and exploration by group members Sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope There is no charge for the meetings, but donations to the operating costs of the Shambhala Center of Madison are welcomed.

Open to all.

Contact:

Phone- (608) 441-8868    Email- madisonshambhala at gmail dot com
Website(s)- madison.shambhala.org

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Madison, Wisconsin

Venue:

Connections Corner building

Day:

Thursday

Time:

6:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

5001 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705 (map)
Use the entrance on the back of the building in the parking lot.

Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Contact:

Email- refugerecoverymadison at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/refugerecoverymadison/

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Venue:

Milwaukee Mindfulness Practice Center

Day:

Sunday

Time:

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Type:

11-Step Meditation Meeting

Address:

1922 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211 (map)
(a block and a half east of Oakland - between Murray & Cramer)

Other info:

The meeting has been running since fall of 2009. It is open to all interested in working a 12 Step recovery program (from any program). We welcome those individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.
The typical format is: introductions, 20 minutes of mindful sitting meditation, 5 minutes of walking meditation, a reading from the book 12 Steps on Buddha’s Path: Bill, Buddha, and We, followed by sharing.

Contact:

Website(s)- www.milwaukeemindfulness.com

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

Day:

Thursday

Time:

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Type:

Heart of Recovery

Address:

2344 N Oakland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211 (map)

Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery from addictions of all kinds. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program in a familiar and comfortable environment. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

Heart of Recovery is open to all meditation practitioners, all 12-step practitioners and anyone interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

Meetings will include sitting practice and discussion and exploration of topics to share our experience, strength and hope.

Contact:

Phone- (414) 277-8020    Website(s)- milwaukee.shambhala.org

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, Wyoming

Address:

Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming

Other info:

If you live in Western South Dakota or Eastern Wyoming, and wish to become part of a group please see the contact details below.

Contact:

Richard: Email- tipsyhotei at gmail dot com

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