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Buddhist Recovery Network - Inaugural Conference

BRN on the Web


Board Members

Advisory Council

In Memoriam




Cannon Beach Meeting

2009 Inaugural Conference

BRN Newsletters


“Recovery from Addiction in a Buddhist Context”

The best place to start is at the beginning...

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More Information on the Program

Thanks and Acknowledgements

The BRN: The Story So Far

How the 12 Steps got to Santikaro

Vince Cullen and the Thamkrabok Monastery

International Expansion of the BRN

Miya Ando

The Venues


Conference Brochure

The full 2009 Inaugural Conference brochure is now available for download . You may also wish to read the various parts of the brochure on line below.


Conference Program

Thursday, October 8th, The Center will be open between 7:00pm and 9:00pm for pre-registration.


October 9th

October 10th

October 11th

7:30 am

Sitting Meditation (optional)
Registration 8:00 am

Sitting Meditation (optional)

Sitting Meditation (optional)

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Noah Levine
“What Is Buddhist Recovery?”
Kevin Griffin

“Addiction To Self”

“Where Does the Buddhist Recovery Network Go From Here?”
Open group discussion with Board members

10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Morning Breakout Sessions

“Addiction and the Neuroscience of Mindfulness”
Dr. Kathy Lustyk &
Prof. G. Alan Marlatt
“The Buddhist Path of Recovery”
Noah Levine

“Food, Substance & Recovery”
Pablo Das
“Uncertainty and Mindfulness; Lessons from OCD”
Jeff Bell


12:00 noon - 2:00 pm




2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)”
Prof. G. Alan Marlatt
with Dr Kathy Lustyk

“Mindfulness & Recovery”
Thich Dao Quang (‘Thay’)


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

“Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) Workshop”
Dr Ann Bolger
“Facilitating Buddhist Recovery Groups - cross-tradition panel”
Laura Burges, Damon Gay,
Rev. Alex Holt & Kevin Griffin

“Addictive Culture”
“Anatomy of Emotional Recovery for the Sober Buddhist Family”
Workshop with Trudy Goodman and Dr. Beverly Berg


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Break For Dinner

Break For Dinner


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Recovery as Crucible”
Trudy Goodman

“The God Dialogue”
Noah Levine, Kevin Griffin & others


8:00 pm

Raul Pacheco




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