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Group & Meeting Suggestions

Recovery Dharma - About starting a meeting with link to download the guidebook, "Dharma of Recovery"


Kevin Griffin - Group Guidelines: Download PDF document

Kevin Griffin - Group Guidance: Suggestions on Setting up and Facilitating a Group... Read more >>


Sit Happens Meeting format: Download PDF document


Mindfulness for Recovery: Buddhist ‘Sit & Share’ Recovery Meeting format: Read more >>


Valerie Mason-John & Paramabandhu Groves - ‘Eight Step’ Recovery Meetings (format and other material):
Eight Step meeting format (download PDF document )
Eight Step meeting preface (Download PDF document )
Eight Step meeting Deep Refuge (Download PDF document )
Guided Meditation on Kindness (Download PDF document )
Guided Meditation on Loving-Kindness (Download PDF document )
Guided Meditation on the Four Basic Needs of the Heart (Download PDF document )
Guided Meditation on a 3-minute Breathing Space (Download PDF document )


Starting a Refuge Recovery Meeting: Download PDF document


Having Had Meeting detail and format 



Other Downloads

21 free meditations for recovery Complete series
Different format, with updates every day, embed code and WordPress code: Full set of recordings


Buddhist Recovery Network - 2009 Conference Programme
An insight into the 2009 Inaugural Conference
Read more in our Archives section >>


Doug C. - A Buddhist’s Insight into the 12 Steps of Recovery


San Francisco Zen Center - 9 Essays
Buddhism & The 12 Step Model of Recovery... Read more >>


Rev. Alex Holt - Suggested revisions for ‘How it Works’, draft for comment.
HOW IT WORKS (revised and adapted from AA ‘Big Book’)... Read more >>


Awareness techniques can not only help to free addictive patterns... Read more >>


David Swick - The Mindful Society: One Moment at a Time
Shambhala Sun, November 2011.


Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
MBRP (Bowen, Chawla and Marlatt, 2010) is a novel treatment approach... Read more >>
Download resources here


MBRP - Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Summary
MBRP is a program developed by researchers at the University of Washington... Read more >>


Paul Saintilan - Buddhism and Recovery, an article in Addiction Today, May/June 2005
I was invited to write this article for Addiction Today, which is a leading UK journal... Read more >>

Paul Saintilan - Musicians and Substance Abuse: Scoping out the unusual pressures that influence their vulnerability to drug and alcohol dependence.


Paul Simons - Escaping the Karma of Addiction, an article in Insight Journal, Summer 2008
It might seem strange to talk about “spiritual self schema” as... Read more >>


Judith Ragir




Sarpashana Sourcebook 


Spiritual Outlook  Sunday, 23 March 2014 - Buddhist Recovery Network
A seasonal interview-based programme on spiritual topics of wide ranging interest, alternating with the BBC’s Heart And Soul programme.




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