Buddhist Recovery Meetings: Canada > Ontario > Ottawa

Heart Of Recovery

Day/time: Every second Saturday of the Month, once a month.  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Ottawa Shambhala Meditation Centre
119 Ross Ave, Suite 102, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0N6

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The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program in a familiar and comfortable environment. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

Meeting format includes:

  • sitting practice
  • a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the facilitator
  • discussion and exploration by group members
  • sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope
  • dedication of merit


Open to all who are:

  • Buddhist practitioners from any tradition or
  • 12 Step practitioners from any program or
  • Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors


Free meditation instruction is available during all of these times Meditation Instructors and/or Shambhala guides are available to meet with newcomers or anyone else wanting guidance with their meditation practice. Cushions, benches and chairs are supplied; you do not need to bring anything. This meeting is anonymous and attendance is confidential.

"Sobriety is finding a new way of living that involves engagement where there was withdrawal; generosity where there was self-centeredness; community where there was isolation; joy where there was bitterness; trust where there was cynicism." – Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

Contact: For more information, contact Email- heartofrecovery at shambhalaottawa dot ca
Website(s)- ottawa.shambhala.org/

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