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  • Last updated: 17 Jul 2019
  • What’s new?
  • A new meeting, in McCall, ID, United States. Find out more here.
  • 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.
  • A new virtual meeting, in English. 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.

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2019 Buddhist Recovery Summit now open for registration!

Registration is closing soon for the Buddhist Recovery Summit in Lacey Washington, September 5-8, 2019. Register before June 30th to save your spot.

Ralph Steele Next BRN Academy teaching with Angyu Devin Ashwood -- July 7th 2019

Living an Authentic Life

A life free from craving, addictions and compulsions isn’t just about avoiding intoxicants, it invites the opportunity to live a full and authentic life with creativity and joy.  This isn’t just a possibility.  Research suggests that although people in recovery from substance misuse often suffer more in the first year, in the longer term they are on average happier than the general population.  Could this be because recovery demands effort, self-reflection and a willingness to change?   We will explore how we can use these qualities on the Buddha’s path as a self-study and training programme that shines a light on the mistakes we make so that we can give them up and live life on life’s terms.  Living an authentic life, in harmony with the Dharma is a life of peace and joy. Please join me as we explore this together. 

Click to join in this latest BRN Academy teaching with Angyu Devin Ashwood.

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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