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  • Last updated: 9 May 2019
  • What’s new?
  • A new meeting, in Seattle, WA, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Gilbert, AZ, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Silver Lake, OH, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Bellevue, WA, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Nashville, TN, United States. Find out more here.
  • Numerous retreats and events over the coming months. Find out more here.
  • And remember to check the BRN calendar of events here for talks, retreats and workshops.
  • The BRN Team.
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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.

This website presents resources that can help illuminate the Buddhist path to freedom from alcoholism and addiction. To view these resources, please click on any of the buttons in the navigation menu.


  Buddhist Recovery News

2019 Buddhist Recovery Summit now open for registration

Ralph Steele Next BRN Academy teaching May 5th 2019 with Ralph Steele - Racism In The Buddhist Sangha

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

The Three Marks of Existence on the Path of Recovery, 5/20 – 5/24 at the San Francisco Zen Center with Ryotan Cynthia Kear and Koshin Steven Tierney

We are excited to present...

   ... a summary from the Northern California Regional Buddhist Summit

as well as...

  ... a new BRN Academy Podcast page.


Buddhism and the Twelve Steps - A 5-day intensive meditation retreat with Kevin Griffin
June 5 – 9, 2019

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center in the Colorado Rockies, 30 minutes west of Boulder



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