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This is the official website of the Buddhist Recovery Network.

The Buddhist Recovery Network promotes the use of Buddhist teachings and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors and is open to people of all backgrounds, and respectful of all recovery paths.

 The Buddhist Recovery Network is in solidarity with the African American populations.      

  • We will not stay quiet in the face of public modern day lynchings of Black and Brown Bodies.
  • We will not be silent over the racial injustices that are prevalent in the USA, Canada, UK and many other countries in Europe.
  • In moving forward we want to be an organization that has Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at the heart of our mission.
  • We aspire to support recovery groups that prioritize the needs of Black and Indigenous People of Color
  • We will work to support creating safer spaces where people from these and other marginalized populations are safe and welcome in all recovery meetings.


 Buddhist Recovery Academy

Mary Stancavage Next BRN Academy teaching with Mary Stancavage -- December 6th 2020 @ 1:00pm US Pacific Time

Mary Stancavage has practiced meditation, yoga, and cultivated a spiritual practice for almost 30 years. This practice has coincided with her journey in recovery. She began her investigation into Buddhist teachings in the 1990's and studied with Noah Levine in the Thai Forest Tradition beginning in 2005. In 2009 she was empowered by Levine to teach Buddha-dharma. She taught meditation at recovery centers in Los Angeles and has worked intimately with the Refuge Recovery Program over the last several years. She was also a long-time board member of the Buddhist Recovery Network. Mary currently serves as Director of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society where she has co-facilitated Year-to-Live groups since 2008, and has a weekly dharma class. She also is a member of the ATS Teachers' Council. She completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Program at the Sati Center and served as volunteer chaplain at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Mary sits on the board of the Buddhist Insight Network. In addition, she has a Masters from UCLA, and worked as an archaeologist in the Middle East.

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  What's New

Webinar: Emotional Sobriety in Challenging Times with Gary Sanders & Dr. Valerie Mason-John

Thursday, November 5th, 4pm EDT
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Video recording of "Is Racism an Addiction Panel" July 31st, 2020 with Insight, LA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyfd2ORmz2c
Is Racism an Addiction? Is There Such a Thing as the Co-Dependency of Racism?” with panelists Seiho Morris, Richard Schwartz, Kevin Griffin, Vimalasara Mason-John, Holly Whitaker and Jessica Hoppe

View our Spring 2020 Newsletter here

  • Last updated: 24 Nov 2020
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  • What’s new?
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  • Recovery Dharma meetings updated.
  • Refuge Recovery meetings updated.
  • A new virtual meeting, in English. Find out more here.
  • A new virtual meeting, in English. Find out more here.
  • A new virtual meeting, in English. Find out more here.
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  • And remember to check the BRN calendar for talks, retreats and workshops over the coming months. Find out more here.
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  • The BRN Team.
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