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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

Caverly Morgan

Next BRN Academy teaching with Caverly Morgan -- October 4th 2020 @ 1:00pm US Pacific Time

Liberation Now: From the Progressive Path to Direct Experience

In a progressive path approach to practice, we sometimes fall for the idea that liberation is in the future.
We are conditioned to believe that we must end thinking, master practices, meditate for years, and purify our minds. Without realizing it, our beliefs maintain the conditioning that stands in the way of our direct realization. 
Rather than turning the attention outward to various objects of practice--mantras, counting the breath, focusing on sound--what changes when we cultivate our effortless capacity to rest the attention in Awareness? 
What changes as we practice inquiry into the nature of consciousness? 
And how might this approach to practice support our recognition of what’s inherent rather than feed our conditioned tendency to strive?

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The latest podcasts can be found on the  BRN Academy Podcast page.

  What's New

Video recording of "Is Racism an Addiction Panel" July 31st, 2020 with Insight, LA

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: 21 Sep 2020
  • What’s new?
  • 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 meeting, in Long Beach, New York, United States. Find out more here.
  • Recovery Dharma meetings updated.
  • And remember to check the BRN calendar for talks, retreats and workshops over the coming months. Find out more here.
  • The BRN Team.

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