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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

Ralph Steele Next BRN Academy teaching with Ralph Steele -- September 6th 2020 @ 1:00pm US Pacific Time

Embodying Emotions with Somatic Meditation

Ralph Steele has taught meditation since 1987. He completed a year of intensive practice as a Theravada monk in Myanmar and Thailand; in 2000 he completed a four year teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Born on Pawleys Island, S.C., Ralph began his meditation practice while in high school in Japan. He studied with Tibetan masters Ven. Kalu Rinpoche and Lobsang Lhalungpa, and worked on H.H. The Dalai Lama's meditation team at the San Francisco conference of Nobel laureates. Ralph is a Vietnam veteran, and spearheaded the establishment of annual retreats for People of Color at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and Insight Meditation Society. He is the guiding teacher of Life Transition Meditation Center, and director of Life Transition Therapy, Inc a clinic offering meditation-based treatment for trauma in Santa Fe, N.M., and the author of Tending The Fire: The Path of War and Meditation.

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  What's New

Meditation in Recovery: Summer SIP Study Session, Online 7/28 - 8/29

San Francisco Zen Center
Teachers Ryotan Cynthia Kear and Koshin Steven Tierney

More information

View our Spring 2020 Newsletter here

  • Last updated: 8 Aug 2020
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  • What’s new?
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  • Refuge Recovery meetings updated.
  • Recovery Dharma meetings updated.
  • A new meeting, in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in San Diego, California, United States. 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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