About the Buddhist Recovery Network

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Mission Statement

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.



Patron: Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He is a founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is a husband and father. His books include A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. (quoted from www.spiritrock.org )


Legal Status

The Buddhist Recovery Network is a not for profit organization incorporated in the USA, and is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Federal Internal Revenue Service Code; and its Federal Identification Number is 26-2127441. The Buddhist Recovery Network also qualifies to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the U.S. Federal Internal Revenue Service Code. Non U.S. residents are encouraged to seek advice from their local taxation office.



The Board of the Buddhist Recovery Network would like to thank:

  • Timothy O’Brien (Amara) - who has agreed to serve as the Network’s volunteer accountant on an interim basis
  • Collins Flannery - who provided valuable support helping us update this website in April 2008
  • Michael Poole - who co-founded the website www.buddhistrecovery.com which was donated to the Network
  • Dridhamati - who has agreed to serve as the Network’s volunteer webmaster


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