Welcome to buddhistrecovery.org

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.

  Upcoming Retreat Opportunity with Vimalasara and Kevin Griffin


May 9 - 12, 2024 at the Big Bear Retreat Center

BRN Online Meetings

BRN Wednesday Meetings

We offer meetings every Wednesday, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm Pacific Time, each week we explore a different Buddhist Recovery program
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Every Saturday at 12pm PST we sponsor an Eight Step Recovery BIPOC meeting 
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 The Buddhist Recovery Network is in solidarity with the BIMPOC populations. 

BRN Statement in support of our Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) community

  • 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

Vince Cullen Next BRN Academy teaching with Vince Cullen -- March 3rd 2024 @ 10:00am US Pacific Time

Higher Truths & Advanced Understandings

The Buddha's first official teaching was given to ‘noble ones’, that is the five aesthetics who trained alongside Gautama, seeking an end to the suffering of this existence and an end to future rebirths. 


The way out of suffering, the Buddha said, was the Middle Way; the middle path between the extremes of sensual existence. The first and most critical step of the Middle Way is appropriate understanding. And the first things we need to understand correctly are the realities and possibilities of being human.


Join me to explore what an advanced understanding of the ‘true’ realities of existence are and what an appropriate response might be in both our mental attitude and our engagement with the spectrum of sensuality. 


Click here to join in this latest BRN Academy teaching.
Meeting ID: 889 4215 5730 and passcode: 110088

Latest Podcast

Want more teachings?
The latest podcasts can be found on the  BRN Academy Podcast page.

  What's New


Beginning March 3rd, 5:30 - 6:30 PT each Wednesday, the BRN will be hosting virtual meetings, we will be rotating the program between several formats each month; Recovery Dharma, Eight Step Recovery, Noble Steps, as well as our own Buddhist Recovery Network format.

  • Last updated: 21 Feb 2024
  • What’s new?
  • Recovery Dharma meetings updated.
  • Refuge Recovery meetings updated.
  • A new meeting, in Seattle, Washington, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Seattle, Washington, United States. Find out more here.
  • A new meeting, in Online, New Jersey, United States. Find out more here.
  • 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 Buddhist Recovery Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is volunteer-run and relies solely on your donations.  Our Mission is to promote all Buddhist Recovery meetings no matter what their affiliation is. And to bring you Buddhist teachers from around the Globe sharing teachings and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. We provide podcasts, meditations, educational resources for anyone who needs them.

Generosity is an act of true freedom, and thus the perfect place to start the path to total release.  - Thanissaro Bhikku


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