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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States


Alabama, Birmingham


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Saturday  —  10:30am - 11:30am


The Moore Institute

4126 Autumn Lane, Birmingham, AL 35243   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Phone- JEFF (205) 492-1031 - JOEL (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Alabama, Birmingham


11th Step Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Mondays  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


Birmingham Shambhala Center

714 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222   Map


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Our meeting consists of a reading of our intention then a five to ten minute talk on applying mindfulness meditation to some aspect of recovery. Then we sit for twenty minutes. Next we break and get tea or coffee and move to a room with a table and have open sharing on a topic or reading.
We are not directly affiliated with the Shambhala center.
The meeting is free.


Contact: Danny Rosser Email- rosserdanny7 at gmail dot com


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Alabama, Birmingham


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Fridays  —  5:30pm


Birmingham Shambhala Center

714 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Phone- JEFF (205) 492-1031 - JOEL (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Alabama, Birmingham


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:30pm


Birmingham Shambhala Center

714 37th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35222   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Phone- JEFF (205) 492-1031 - JOEL (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Alabama, Birmingham


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


The Moore Institute

4126 Autumn Lane, Birmingham, AL 35243   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.

Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.

Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Phone- JEFF (205) 492-1031 - JOEL (205) 354-5584    Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Alabama, Montgomery


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm


Unitarian Universalist Church

2810 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36109   Map


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Refuge Recovery is a non-profit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverymontgomery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- refugerecovery.org/


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Arizona, Flagstaff


Read ∙ Sit ∙ Talk


Day/time: Mondays  —  5:30pm - Flexible


Flagstaff Federated Church

400 West Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001   Map
Room 24 (Upstairs and to your Left)


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An Any-A Meeting for Any-Anonymous Person Interested in Meditation and the 12 Steps
- Improving Our Conscious Contact -
All people of all meditation and recovery experience levels and paths are welcome!
(No vows are required, no head shaving, no gurus. Robes are optional, but please wear something.)

What: Reading, Meditation, Discussion "One Breath at a Time" by Kevin Griffin.
Why: To Learn, To Grow, To Share
Who: You?


Contact: Phone- (928) 714-7015    Email- flagstaff at readsittalk dot org


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Arizona, Mesa


The Dharma of Recovery


Day/time: Friday Nights  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Meditation Learning Center

1030 W 9th St, Mesa, AZ 85201   Map


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WEEKLY MEDITATION GATHERING

Join us on Friday evenings for meditation and peer support. This group is open to anyone interested in freedom from any form of addiction or attachment. Facilitated by meditation teacher Maureen Bradley.


Contact: Phone- 480-513-7747    Email- shane at meditationlearningcenter dot com
Website(s)- www.MeditationLearningCenter.com


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Arizona, Phoenix


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm - 8:45pm


Creative Living Fellowship

6530 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014   Map
(Look for poster with room location)


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7:00 – 7:20 pm – Newcomer Orientation
7:30 – 8:45 pm – Meeting: Sitting meditation followed by reading, discussion, and sharing.

Refuge Recovery Phoenix is a small part of a worldwide community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
Refuge Recovery is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction and addictive behaviors. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.


Contact: Craig Phone- (602) 499-1670    Email- mysticmedalist at gmail dot com
Website(s)- refugerecoveryphoenix.wordpress.com


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Arizona, Phoenix


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  6:00pm


Studio 164

13627 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032   Map


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Refuge Recovery Phoenix is a small part of a worldwide community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Refuge Recovery is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction and addictive behaviors. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.


Contact: Catherine R Email- crezzcat11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- refugerecoveryphoenix.wordpress.com - www.facebook.com/refugerecoveryphoenix


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Arizona, Prescott


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:00pm


First Congregational Church

216 E. Gurley St., Prescott, AZ 86301   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”


Contact: Jeff Ater Phone- 928-776-4994    Email- jater at juno dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Arizona, Prescott


Refuge Recovery - Women's Meeting


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm – 8:00pm


Lotus Bloom Yoga Studio

777 W. Hillside Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301   Map
Please quietly enter/leave the back meeting room.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.
We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Our weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditation, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
This meeting is open to women of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths. These meetings are appropriate for any woman in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.
Always free; donations welcome.
NO SMOKING/VAPING on the property.


Contact: Email- rrprescottaz at gmail dot com
Website(s)- refugerecovery.org - facebook.com/rrwomenprescottaz/


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Arizona, Scottsdale


Buddhist Alcohol Study Group


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


The Shambhala Meditation Center of Phoenix

7024 E. Osborn Road Suite A, Scottsdale, AZ 85251   Map
Suite G


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Sarpashana (pronounced Sar-pa-sha-na) is the Buddhist Alcohol Study Group, which began in the mid-1980s in Boulder for members dealing with alcoholism or alcohol-related problems. This is a study group for all those interested in relating their path of meditation and dharma studies to their alcohol or other addictions and recovery. We explore the challenges, as well as the opportunities, that our addictions and attachments provide us in this context. Sarpashana is not viewed as a substitute for other recovery systems, but as an additional support for other means of recovery. The meetings combine meditation, study, and discussion.
We begin with approximately 20 minutes of meditation, followed by a reading chosen by the facilitator or a volunteer. After all present have had an opportunity to share without cross-talk, we close with 5 minutes of meditation and a Dedication of Merit. Voluntary donations are welcome and appreciated but not required.


Contact: For more information, email Steve Koper or Frank Sebil Email- skoper301 at gmail dot com - frasebil at aol dot com
Website(s)- phoenix.shambhala.org/


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Arizona, Tempe


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Pyle Adult Recreation Center

655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282   Map


Other info:

Sitting meditation followed by reading, discussion & sharing.

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Catherine R. Email- crezzcat11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery Phoenix - facebook.com/refugerecoveryphoenix/


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Arizona, Tucson


Sarpashana


Day/time: Thursdays  —  6:00pm - 7:30pm


The Tucson Shambhala Meditation Group

3250 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85716   Map
(just north of Fort Lowell Road on the east side of Tucson Boulevard)


Other info:

Sarpashana is a Buddhist Recovery Group and is also a Sanskrit word meaning ‘poison eater.’ The symbol for the group is the peacock, which, according to an ancient Hindu story, can eat poison and transform it into nourishment, resulting in the bird’s dazzling plumage. Our Sarpashana group serves all people who are interested in relating their path of meditation and dharma studies to their alcohol or other addictions and recovery. The group explores the challenges and opportunities that addictions and attachments provide us in this context. The group meets for meditation, study and discussion.


Contact: For more information: Phone- (520) 481-1286    Website(s)- www.tucson.shambhala.org


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Arkansas, Fort Smith


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  1:30pm - 2:30pm


Yogaterrium

2712 Grand Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused is our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary.
No fees, donations welcome.


Contact: Dudley Flanders Email- refugerecoveryar at gmail dot com


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Arkansas, Little Rock


Buddhism and the Twelve Steps


Day/time: Sundays  —  1:00pm - 2:15pm


Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock

1516 West 3rd St., Little Rock, AR 72201   Map


Other info:

The Ecumenical Buddhist Society of Little Rock hosts an on-going group entitled Buddhism and the Twelve Steps each Sunday afternoon from 1:00-2:15 at our center at 1516 West 3rd St. in Little Rock, Arkansas.
The group practices silent sitting/meditation, engages in mindful discussion of the principles of Buddhism and twelve step recovery, and encourages open sharing with the aim to support our mutual practice of living a life of mindful sobriety.
The group is open to all. No participation in an outside 12-step group is required, nor is adherence to Buddhist teachings. Anyone who is suffering--with addiction or otherwise, or just wants to improve mindful living--might benefit from this group.


Contact: Phone- 501-376-7056    Email- ebs at aristotle dot net
Website(s)- facebook.com/ebslr


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California, Alameda


Mindful Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Home Of Truth Spiritual Center

1300 Grand St, Alameda, CA 94501   Map
(rear cottage)


Other info:

Our meeting is for anyone interested in meditation, 12 step recovery and mindfulness.
The format is a beginning 30 minute meditation, introductions, short break, reading and shares. We close with a dedication of merit and brief mindfulness blessing.


Contact: Email- mindful12step at gmail dot com
Website(s)- mindful12step.tumblr.com


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California, Berkeley


Refuge Recovery meeting


Day/time: Sundays  —  10:00am - 11:30am


924 Gilman Street

924 Gilman Street, Berkeley, CA 94710   Map


Other info:

These meetings are based on Noah Levine’s model, found in his book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”.


Contact: Aaron Zimpel Email- azimpel63 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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California, Berkeley


Berkeley Dharma and Recovery


Day/time: Fourth Tuesday of each month  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

2304 McKinley Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704   Map
Corner of Bancroft Ave, across from Washington School.


Other info:

Who: Anyone interested in recovery, mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism.
Led by Kevin Griffin and others.
Details: 30 minute sit followed by Q&A and Dharma talk. No food or drinks in the meditation hall. For those who are chemically sensitive, the monks burn incense. Please treat the monastery with respect for their tradition.
To join mailing list, go to www.kevingriffin.net and select “Bay Area/Nor Cal only” email list.


Contact: For information Email- kevgriffin2 at comcast dot net


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California, Campbell


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  7:00pm


Ocean of Compassion (Gyalwa Gyatso) Buddhist Center

1550 La Pradera Drive, Campbell, CA 95008-1547   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a buddhist inspired path to recovery from addictions of all kinds. It is open to people recovering from addictions to and obsession for alcohol, drugs, codependency, gambling, sex, food, technology, relationship, etc. You are welcome here. We are not opposed to anyone and Refuge Recovery can be used in addition to the wonderful gifts of 12 step program, or can be a path on its own to recovery and freedom. We are an abstinence based program.
Refuge Recovery started in Los Angeles several years ago and is growing around the the country. There is a wonderful book about it that just came out by Noah Levine, a Buddhist teacher. You can read about Refuge Recovery here: www.refugerecovery.org
We are not affiliated with Gyalwa Gyatso center, they simply have very graciously offered to allow us to use their very beautiful space for our meeting. You do NOT need to be a Buddhist to attend Refuge Recovery. All are welcome here.
The format will likely be as follows:

  • Opening introductions
  • 20 Minute Silent Meditation (very brief instructions on mindfulness meditation before the sitting begins, but not during the sitting, which will be held in silence for 20 minutes)
  • Then the first Sunday of the month, there will be a chairperson who shares for 10-15 minutes on their story and how Buddhism and/or Refuge Recovery and/or Meditation has played a role in helping them get or stay in recovery and on the path to freedom. Then group members will share in an all volunteer format (no one will be getting called on) to share for 3-5 minutes on what they heard or on a topic chosen by the speaker.

Contact: Matt Hahn Email- m dot ryan dot hahn at gmail dot com


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California, Carmel


Ordinary Recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  9:00am - 10:00am


Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

4th and Guadalupe, Carmel, CA 93923   Map
Northwest corner


Other info:

Ordinary Recovery, an ongoing group investigating the relationship between Zen Buddhism and the 12-steps of recovery.

Sponsored by the Monterey Bay Zen Center, the group was established more than 10 years ago and includes, meditation, a short talk followed by discussion. The group is open to those interested in 12-step work and meditation.


Contact: For more information: Phone- (831) 624-7491    Email- yblnwj7965 at sbcglobal dot net


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California, Claremont


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Tuesday  —  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


New Mind Meditation Buddhist Society

586 West First Street, Claremont, CA 91711   Map
(Claremont Forum)


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From Addiction to Awareness is a 12-step meditation program developed by our founder Johnathan Thomas. This is a meeting for anyone recovering from anything. Our focus is meditation in the Buddhist style, though you don’t have to be a Buddhist to do it. We just work with our minds, and see what’s what. This meeting is not affiliated with any major 12-step group, but some of our members are.
Our format is meditation, a dharma talk, and discussion. First there is a brief introduction, including a chance for participants to say their names and the addiction they are dealing with if they so choose. Then there is 20-30minute meditation period. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. People are free to meditate any way they choose. There is an opportunity to make a donation, but none is expected.
We aspire that this meeting be available to people in recovery whether they are Buddhists or not, as well as to anyone curious about meditation and how they might integrate it into their lives.


Contact: For more information visit: Website(s)- newmindmeditation.com


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California, Davis


Explores the connection between Buddhist practice and teachings, and recovery work.


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  6:30pm - 7:30pm


Davis Shambhala Center

133 D Street, Davis, CA 95616   Map
Suite H (upstairs)


Other info:

The evening includes a 20-minute period of meditation, a short talk, and a group discussion in 12-step format. Beginners to Buddhist practice and/or all types of recovery are welcome.


Contact: Jack: Phone- (530) 219-7900    


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California, Larkspur


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Monthly: 3rd Sunday  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Corte Madera

326 Larkspur Plaza Drive, Larkspur, CA 94939   Map


Other info:

The Marin Mindful Recovery Group is a group of recovering individuals whose focus is on deepening their spiritual connection thru exploration of mindfulness and meditation.
We meet on the third Friday of every month, to meditate, and to discuss the challenges of daily practice, both on and off the cushion as they relate to our recovery, and to explore readings and other teachings from Buddhist and other contemplative practices that promote wise action.
All levels of meditation experience, as well as stages of recovery, are welcome! 


Contact: Email- info at marinmindfulrecovery dot com
Website(s)- marinmindfulrecovery.com


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California, Los Angeles


The Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Wednesdays (Weekly)  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles

963 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock/Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA 90041-1705   Map


Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps with the goal of integrating the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence.

The format of the group is as follows:

  • Welcome each other
  • Practice Shamatha Viphasyana (peace of mind, awareness of mind) meditation
  • Group’s facilitator or guest speaker shares a reading or talk with the group
  • Group discussion and sharing of our personal experience, strength and hope
  • Close with Shamatha Viphasyana meditation practice and read the Dedication of Merit.

‘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

Open to all Buddhist practitioners from all traditions and/or Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.


Contact: For more information email the group’s coordinator and he will get back to you shortly: Email- heartofrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- la.shambhala.org


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California, Los Angeles


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:30pm


Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029   Map


Other info:

The meeting will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective.
Each week the meeting will focus on a different topic:

  • Four Truths of Recovery
  • Fifth Precept
  • Buddhist Perspective on the 12 Steps
  • Speaker

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Phone- (323) 665-4300    Website(s)- www.againstthestream.org


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California, Los Angeles


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Against the Stream

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/


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California, Los Angeles


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays through Fridays  —  12:00pm - 1:00pm


The AT Center

1773 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026   Map
(Unity Hall - ground level meeting room)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/


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California, Los Angeles


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesday  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Against The Stream

4300 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA CA90029   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/


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California, Los Angeles


Inventory group


Day/time: Friday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Refuge Recovery Center

4302 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/


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California, Los Angeles


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  2:00pm - 3:00pm


The AT Center

1773 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026   Map
(Unity Hall - ground level meeting room)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.   We are a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Meetings are peer-led and include guided meditations, readings from the Refuge Recovery book, speakers, and sharing. No meditation experience is necessary. Donation only, no pre-registration.

Refuge Recovery is a part of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylosangeles at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org/


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California, Los Gatos


Conscious Contact Meditation Group


Day/time: Saturday mornings  —  7:45am


Calvary Church

16330 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032   Map
(red brick building)


Other info:

The format is 15 minutes of silent meditation, 25 minutes topic/discussion, then 10 minutes of closing meditation.
All are welcome.
Note that this is an AA meeting.


Contact: For more information see the AA website. Website(s)- meetings.aasanjose.org/


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California, Modesto


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Jana Lynn Community Room

500 N. 9th St., Modesto, CA 95350   Map


Other info:

The meeting has been active since 9/11/2014.

We are using the Four Noble Truths, including the Eightfold Path, as the framework and guide to recovering from addiction. Noah Levine's “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,” will be our primary text. We will meditate, read, and share.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverymodesto at gmail dot com


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California, Modesto


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturdays  —  8:00am - 9:00am


Suite B

1203 Tully Rd., Modesto, CA 95350   Map
Suite B


Other info:

After meditation, we either listen to an invited speaker, read and talk about a specific part of the eightfold path, read from Noah Levine's Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction, or write out our inventories.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverymodesto at gmail dot com


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California, Modesto


Buddhism and the Twelve Steps


Day/time: Second Sunday of each month  —  6:00pm - 7:30pm


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County

2172 Kiernan Ave, Modesto, CA 95356   Map
Sarana (small building at the rear of the east parking lot)


Other info:

The format of this meeting includes a 30 minute period of sitting meditation, a reading on Dharma and recovery and an open discussion on the reading.


Contact: Phone- 209 606 7214    


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California, Oakland


Compassionate Dharma Deep Refuge: Eight Step Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Last Saturday of Every Month  —  1:00pm - 3:00pm


East Bay Meditation Center

285 17th Street, Oakland, CA 94612   Map


Other info:

EBMC offers a Recovery, Deep Refuge Buddhist meeting with a focus on ways to heal addiction. Based on the Eight Steps to Recovery developed by Dr. Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) and Dr Groves, we believe this inclusive approach can build a solid foundation for those at any level of recovery and for those who have yet to seek help.

Through these practices we hope you gain a practice that can sustain you in your recovery.

We ask that you attend sober on the day with respect for others that may be active in recovery.  Open to all in Recovery.


Contact: Shahara Godfrey Email- slgvibing at earthlink dot net
Website(s)- eastbaymeditation.org


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California, Oxnard


  

Please note: People in the area have tried to attend this meeting and reported to us that there was no one at the venue at the time listed below. The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we suspect this group may have stopped meeting. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 60 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Buddhism/12Step Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Tuesday  —  7:00pm – 8:15/8:30pm


Ocean Avenue, Oxnard

500 Ocean Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93035   Map


Other info:

This meeting has been running for 1yr 4mo.
Each meeting is led by a volunteer from the group. We do not have an established teacher for this group nor are we affiliated with any Buddhist Center although a few of us attend meetings/meditation at Against the Stream in Santa Monica or attend other meditation groups.
We welcome people in all 12 Step programs. this is a small meeting, usually between 6-12 people.
Format is based on a combination of Kevin Griffins' suggestions for format and uses Noah Levine's 4 Noble Truths of Recovery.
Each month we cover one of the 12 Steps for the whole month. Every other week in that month is a concept or principle topic relating to Buddhism/meditation. Meetings start out with a 20 minute meditation. Choice of meditation is up to leader. Sometimes it is a silent meditation, or guided meditation if there is the need. There is a 5-7 minute break where we observe the silence but share in tea and sometimes snacks. After the break, the volunteer leader of the evening reads or we listen to a C.D recording of a dharma talk. Readings are usually from 12step recovery/Buddhism books and chosen by the leader of the evening. After reading there is a discussion. We end the meeting with a Lovingkindness Prayer and the Higher Power version of the Serenity Prayer.


Contact: For more information: Email- venturarecoverysangha at gmail dot com


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California, Redwood City


Buddhism and 12 Step Support Group


Day/time: 2nd Sunday of every month  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Insight Meditation Center (IMC)

108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062   Map


Other info:

Group discussion and study exploring the Twelve Step program and Buddhist practice through Kevin Griffin’s book, A Burning Desire: Dharma, God and the Path of Recovery.
Includes 30 minutes meditation, reading, and open discussion. Everyone welcome.
Facilitated by Jennifer Lemas, a longtime practitioner at IMC


Contact: Email- jennlemas at comcast dot net
Website(s)- www.insightmeditationcenter.org/


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California, Richmond


AA meditation meeting


Day/time: Thursdays  —  6:45am


El Cerrito Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous

12260 San Pablo Ave., Richmond, CA 94805   Map
(block and a half north of MacDonald Ave.)


Other info:

This meditation meeting involves readings about meditation, recovery, and addiction from various sources. 


Contact: Bill Barstad Phone- (510) 345-8845    Email- bill_barstad at yahoo dot com


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California, Sacramento


Buddhist 12 Step Sangha


Day/time: Mondays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Sacramento Dharma Center

3111 Wissemann Dr., Sacramento, CA 95826   Map


Other info:

Sacramento Insight Mediation is offering a Buddhist 12 Step Recovery Sangha that uses the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight Fold Path as a guide to recovery. Our meeting is open to any level of Practice as well as being open to any addiction/craving/behavior. We offer a 20 minute silent or guided meditation, reading from Buddhist 12 Step Recovery book, sharing period with a closing Dedication of Merit.


Contact: Website(s)- sactoinsight.org


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California, Sacramento


Mindful Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  9:00am - 10:30am


Lion's Roar Dharma Center

3240 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816   Map
(Enter through the parking lot side door)


Other info:

Mindful Recovery and Healing is unique in several ways from the traditional 12 step recovery format that many people have encountered. This meeting incorporates the healing aspect of Medicine Buddha practice through prayers, visualization, mantra recitation and meditation.

Learn more by visiting the Mindful Recovery Programs and Activity page.


Contact: Brian M. Phone- (916) 225-7251    Website(s)- lionsroardharmacenter.org


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California, Sacramento


Mindful Recovery


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  10:00am - 11:30am


Lion's Roar Dharma Center

3240 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816   Map
(Please enter through front Doors)


Other info:

Mindful Recovery and Healing is unique in several ways from the traditional 12 step recovery format that many people have encountered. This meeting incorporates the healing aspect of Medicine Buddha practice through prayers, visualization, mantra recitation and meditation.

Learn more by visiting the Mindful Recovery Programs and Activity page.


Contact: Brian M. Phone- (916) 225-7251    Website(s)- lionsroardharmacenter.org


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California, San Diego


12 Step Zen group


Day/time: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month  —  7:00pm


Darma Bum Temple

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103   Map


Other info:

Founded January 2012, this group is hosted by Peter Kuhn, an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village Tradition.

The group explores how mindfulness practice, meditation and the Buddhadharma can light a path to freedom from afflictions, deepen our understanding and application of the 12 steps and help us realize the awakened way in all areas of our daily life. This is an open meeting for for all wanting freedom and healing, you need not be in 12 step recovery or Buddhist to join us. Format includes sitting, dharma talk, and sharing. Guest speakers from other traditions are joyfully scheduled. Freely offered, no charge to attend.


Contact: Peter Kuhn Phone- (619) 890-1832    Email- peterkuhnxx at gmail dot com


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California, San Diego


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Every Sunday  —  10:00am - 11:30am


Dharma Bum Temple

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103   Map


Other info:

Take a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery: Through the 12 Steps as interpreted in Buddhism.
The Buddhist Recovery Group is open to all people who suffer from any addiction or compulsive behavior and are looking for a comprehensive, transformative path to end their suffering. People who are dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, gambling, and other compulsive or harmful behaviors are all members of this group.
This group will serve the needs of two distinct groups: (1) those people wishing to participate in a year-long step study, and (2) those people wishing to join in periodically throughout the year.
We will teach the traditional 12 Steps as outlined in "Alcoholics Anonymous" and with each step we will draw on Buddhism to highlight the similarities in each tradition to enhance the spiritual experience of the participant.
Suggested readings: Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin, as well as The Big Book and The 12 & 12.


Contact: Phone- (858) 922-8811    Email- thedharmabumtemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.thedharmabums.org


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California, San Diego


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Every Tuesday  —  7:00pm - 8:00 pm


Dharma Bum Temple

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103   Map


Other info:

Take a journey of growth, healing and self-discovery: Through the 12 Steps as interpreted in Buddhism.
The Buddhist Recovery Group is open to all people who suffer from any addiction or compulsive behavior and are looking for a comprehensive, transformative path to end their suffering. People who are dealing with alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, gambling, and other compulsive or harmful behaviors are all members of this group.
This group will serve the needs of two distinct groups: (1) those people wishing to participate in a year-long step study, and (2) those people wishing to join in periodically throughout the year.
We will teach the traditional 12 Steps as outlined in "Alcoholics Anonymous" and with each step we will draw on Buddhism to highlight the similarities in each tradition to enhance the spiritual experience of the participant.
Suggested readings: Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin, as well as The Big Book and The 12 & 12.


Contact: Phone- (858) 922-8811    Email- thedharmabumtemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.thedharmabums.org


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California, San Diego


Book Study


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Dharma Bum Temple

4144 Campus Ave., San Diego, CA 92103   Map


Other info:

Book study of Kevin Griffin's Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook.

The group reads together, responding to the text, choosing to do some of the exercises as they arise.

One can commit to attending all meetings, to follow the entirety along with the group, or drop in to isolated sessions occasionally.


Contact: Phone- (858) 922-8811    Email- thedharmabumtemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.thedharmabums.org


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California, San Francisco


Sitting & Discussion Group for People in Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


San Francisco Zen Center

300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   Map


Other info:

This is a drop-in group, started in 2000, for those interested in exploring the connection between Buddhist teaching and practice and recovery work. Although we are based on a 12 Step model, everyone is welcome, including friends and family members of people in recovery. The evening includes a short meditation instruction, 20 minutes of silent mediation, a talk and an open discussion. The group is led by Buddhist practitioners in recovery. By donation.
Check the SFZC website for retreats and other offerings for people in recovery.


Contact: Phone- (415) 863-3136    Email- ccoffice at sfzc dot org
Website(s)- www.sfzc.org


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California, San Francisco


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Fridays  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Hartford Street Zen Center

57 Hartford St, Castro district, San Francisco, CA 94114   Map


Other info:

The format is the same as our Monday meeting at the Zen Center but the group is smaller than the one at Zen Center, more intimate with between 20 and 30 people each week.
All recovery backgrounds are welcomed.


Contact: Email- timothywicks at comcast dot net


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California, San Francisco


Women's Meditation & Recovery Sangha


Day/time: Every first Thursday of the month  —  7:15pm - 8:45pm


Hartford Street Zen Center

57 Hartford St, Castro district, San Francisco, CA 94114   Map


Other info:

Co-leaders: Laura B (25+ year recovery, Lay Entrusted by Linda Ruth Cutts) and Cynthia K (25+ years recovery, Dharma Transmitted by Darlene Cohen)
Format: Meditation, dharma/recovery talk/discussion/meditation
All recovery lineages welcome
Established April, 2010


Contact: Email- cynthia dot kear at gmail dot com


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California, San Francisco


Sangha in Recovery, 2011-2012


San Francisco Zen Center

300 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102   Map


Other info:

The San Francisco Zen Center is offering, in three trimesters, a yearlong experience of Sangha for people in recovery.

Those who join this group will commit to the practice of meditation three times a week (either at home or in a formal setting), attending a class on basic Buddhist concepts, meeting together and individually with the organizing teachers. Other opportunities will be offered throughout the year as electives.

This program is open to anyone in recovery from substance abuse or behavioral disorder. We ask that you be already involved in a recovery program and that you have a minimum of a year of continuous sobriety. Sangha in Recovery is not meant to replace, but to augment, our efforts elsewhere.

The year will be divided into three trimesters and the events scheduled to accommodate working people. The fees listed cover the class, the group meetings and meetings with teachers for the first trimester. The elective events are offered at a reduced rate for those enrolled in Sangha in Recovery.

For more information go to the SFZC website.


Contact: Outreach Coordinator, Jeffrey Schneider Phone- (415) 354-0379    Website(s)- www.sfzc.org


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California, San Francisco


Refuge Recovery Buddhist Recovery Meetings


Day/time: Thursday  —  8:00 pm


Gratitude Center

1320 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122   Map


Other info:

Ongoing weekly meetings open to anyone interested in Recovery and Buddhism.
These meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.
Donation only, no preregistration -just drop in.Download flyer.


Contact: For questions or more info, please write: Email- enrique at againstthestream dot org


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California, San Jose


Meditation and discussion


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


The Friends Meeting House

1041 Morse St, San Jose, CA 95126   Map


Other info:

Hosted by San Jose Dharma Punx, with Jason Murphy.
All are welcome.
No Charge - by Donation Only.


Contact: Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Yahoo Group


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California, San Jose


Recovery zazenkai


Day/time: Tuesday and Friday evenings  —  7:30pm – 9:00pm


Zen and the Art of Recovery

3507 Palmilla Drive, San Jose, CA 95134   Map
# 4103


Other info:

In Japan, many Buddhists meet informally in small community meditation groups call “zazenkai”, to practice meditation and offer one another support. Our “recovery zazenkai” will be based on the principles of Soto Zen Buddhism, meditation and simple group therapy dynamics. It is appropriate for people in active recovery of any kind who would like to explore Buddhism as an additional support system while they go through the recovery process.
This will be a closed group and will meet two times a week at my home in eight week cycles. The group will not exceed 5-8 people maximum but is often as small as three. You will be required to bring or buy a meditation cushion. I may be able to arrange buying some if you need one.
Please note: This is NOT a 12-step meeting nor is it a substitute for one. It is not meant for people trying to get clean and sober -it is meant to be a general recovery and support group- a community sitting place for those who are sober already and wish to learn more about Zen Buddhism and its helpful relationship to the art of recovery.
Space is limited so if you are interested in attending email us before the next meeting date (the next Tuesday or the next Friday.)


Contact: To attend the next group please email me first. Phone- 415-316-4773    Email- louisd at bigthinker dot com


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California, San Jose


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Our Friends Meeting House (building in the back)

1041 Morse St, San Jose, CA 95126   Map


Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.
Refuge Recovery is a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.


Contact: Jason Murphy Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com


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California, Santa Cruz


Conscious Contact Meditation Meeting. Open AA Meeting


Day/time: Sundays  —  5:00pm - 6:00pm


Pacific Cultural Center

1307 Seabright Ave, Soquel, Santa Cruz, CA 95062   Map


Other info:

Meeting is divided into three segments:

  • reading (from either Big Book, 12 x 12, or Spiritual Awakenings [Grapevine excerpts]);
  • discussion;
  • 20-minute meditation.

Meeting has been held since 2006, regular attendance approx. 20-25 persons.


Contact: Tom W: Phone- (831) 295-2127    Email- tlwatson812 at gmail dot com


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California, Santa Cruz


Sought Through Meditation - Open AA meeting


Day/time: Monday - Saturday daily  —  11:00am - 12 noon


Calvary Episcopal Church

532 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060   Map
"Fireside Room"


Other info:

Sought Through Meditation is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, dedicated to the practice of meditation in an AA meeting setting. It offers an opportunity to share the experience, strength and hope of the 11th Step. All are welcome who are interested in improving their conscious contact with the God of their understanding.
Format: 30 minute silent meditation followed by general discussion/sharing.
The meeting began 3/2/09. Usual attendance: 8-10 people.


Contact: Tom Watson: Phone- (831) 426-2268    Email- tlwatson812 at gmail dot com


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California, Santa Cruz


Ordinary Recovery


Day/time: Fridays  —  6:45pm - 7:45pm


Santa Cruz Zen Center

113 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060   Map


Other info:

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Zen Center, the group began November 6, 2009, and meets in the Zendo.
This is a group for people working with recovery and the addictive mind. Sessions consist of 20 minutes of meditation, a reading and short talk, followed by open discussion.
The group is open to all addictions and those interested in integrating all modes of addiction recovery practice, including 12-step work, with Zen Buddhism.


Contact: JP: Phone- (831) 457-0206    Email- jplavalamp at yahoo dot com


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California, Santa Cruz


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Tuesday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Insight Santa Cruz

1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060   Map


Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.
Refuge Recovery is a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.


Contact: Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.insightsantacruz.org


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California, Santa Cruz


Rebel Dharma


Day/time: Sunday  —  6:00pm - 7:30pm


Insight Santa Cruz

1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060   Map


Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.


Contact: Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.insightsantacruz.org


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California, Santa Cruz


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Friday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Body & Soul Healing Center

738 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060   Map


Other info:

This meeting has 20 min guided meditation, reading from a passage of the book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and discussion.


Contact: Email- karahbellaa at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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California, Santa Monica


Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:30pm


Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society

1001a Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401   Map


Other info:

The meeting will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from all addictions. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice and waking up to the habitual patterns that drive us and our unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective.
Each week the meeting will focus on a different topic:

  • Four Truths of Recovery
  • Fifth Precept
  • Buddhist Perspective on the 12 Steps
  • Speaker

These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery, or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Phone- (323) 665-4300    Website(s)- www.againstthestream.org


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California, Ventura


  

Please note: People in the area have tried to attend this meeting and reported to us that there was no one at the venue at the time listed below. The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we suspect this group may have stopped meeting. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 60 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Mindfulness Recovery


Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura (CA)


Other info:

This meeting has been suspended --we are hoping to restart it later this year and all inquiries from this listing will help us in that endeavor.


Contact: For more information, please email David Email- Mindful dot Sobriety at Mindspring dot com


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California, Woodacre


Dharma & Recovery


Day/time: 2nd Friday of each month  —  7:30pm - 9:30pm


Spirit Rock Meditation Center

5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Woodacre, CA 94973   Map
(Community Meditation Hall)


Other info:

With Kevin Griffin or others.
This group explores the intersection of recovery with Buddhist Teachings and practices. We welcome all people who identify with any of the full range of addictions, from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns.
This is not a 12 Step group, but we look to ways that members of that community can support each other on the path of recovery. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are welcome. There is time for discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/dharma theme will be discussed.
To support the event and meet like-minded people, we encourage you to arrive early and/or stay after to help us with a few simple tasks. The first four people to sign up to volunteer will have their event registration fee waived!
Cost: $8-$10 sliding scale class fee, plus a donation to the teacher.
Pre-registration not required, just come!


Contact: For more information or to sign up, please contact us at: Phone- (415) 488-0164 X224    Email- volunteering at spiritrock dot org
Website(s)- www.spiritrock.org/


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Colorado, Boulder


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


University of Colorado Collegiate Recovery Center (University Memorial Center)

1669 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309   Map
Room 102 (1st floor to the left of the bowling alley)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Email- refugerecoveryboulder at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-Boulder


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Colorado, Boulder


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


University of Colorado Collegiate Recovery Center (University Memorial Center)

1669 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309   Map
Room 102 (1st floor to the left of the bowling alley)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Email- refugerecoveryboulder at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-Boulder


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Colorado, Colorado Springs


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  9:00am - 10:00am


Refuge Recovery - Colorado Springs

2573 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Email- criztoph22 at outlook dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com


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Colorado, Colorado Springs


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesday  —  6:25pm - 7:30pm


Refuge Recovery - Colorado Springs

2573 Airport Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Zac Phone- (720) 429-8899    Website(s)- www.facebook.com


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Colorado, Denver


12-Fold Path Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  6:30pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

2305 S. Syracuse Way, Denver, CO 80231-3784   Map
Suite 214


Other info:

This welcoming meeting is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path. We begin at 6:30 with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a meeting lasting approximately one hour. This group is not intended to replace a 12-step program, and all people in recovery from any addiction are welcome.
For all meetings, attendees volunteer to select material from 12 Step and Buddhist literature for discussion. A copy of the topic is given to each attendee for further study.
A volunteer donation is requested.
On the second Saturday of the month we offer a half day study session where various meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy are taught and discussed. Time is 9-12. Same location. There are no prerequisites. Donation is requested.
All announcements, cancellations etc are listed on the Denver Shambhala Center web page (see below.)


Contact: For information feel free to call: Phone- Martha: (303) 671-00611 - Dave: (303) 918-8841    Email- denver dot shambhala dot info at gmail dot com
Website(s)- denver.shambhala.org/


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Colorado, Denver


12-Fold Path Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Mondays  —  6:30pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver

2305 S. Syracuse Way, Denver, CO 80231-3784   Map
Suite 214


Other info:

This welcoming meeting is open to anyone who is interested in relating 12-step work to the Buddhist path. We begin at 6:30 with 30 minutes of meditation followed by a meeting lasting approximately one hour. This group is not intended to replace a 12-step program, and all people in recovery from any addiction are welcome.
For all meetings, attendees volunteer to select material from 12 Step and Buddhist literature for discussion. A copy of the topic is given to each attendee for further study.
A volunteer donation is requested.
On the second Saturday of the month we offer a half day study session where various meditation practices and Buddhist philosophy are taught and discussed. Time is 9-12. Same location. There are no prerequisites. Donation is requested.
All announcements, cancellations etc are listed on the Denver Shambhala Center web page (see below.)


Contact: For information feel free to call: Phone- MARTHA: (303) 671-00611 - DAVE: (303) 918-8841    Email- denver dot shambhala dot info at gmail dot com
Website(s)- denver.shambhala.org/


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Colorado, Denver


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


The Phoenix

2233 Champa St., Denver, CO 80205   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverydenver at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-Denver-Boulder


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Colorado, Denver


Mindful Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Tuesday evenings  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Padmasambhava Meditation Center (PMC)

1900 S. Cook Street, Denver, CO 80210   Map


Other info:

This Mindful Recovery meeting is open to those interested in 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.

This meeting combines meditation, study, and group discussion of Buddhist teachings and Twelve Step literature. Our group is intended as a supplement to, rather than a substitute for, Twelve Step work. We strongly encourage you to fully work the Twelve Steps as part of your personal program of recovery.

Each Tuesday evening, we begin at 6:30 p.m. downstairs in the community room at PMC. We will begin with meditation instruction and thirty minutes of meditation. We then introduce ourselves however we feel comfortable, followed by the week’s group leader sharing a topic and passing the Talking Stick. Our discussion lasts approximately one hour and we follow the Twelve Step tradition of respecting anonymity and refraining from cross-talk or advice-giving.

We close the meeting with a prayer for world peace and a dedication of merit following the Buddhist tradition of PMC. We encourage you to sign up on the calendar to lead future meetings and share your experience, strength, and hope.

The Padmasambhava Meditation Center generously allows us the use of this space and we ask that you reciprocate when we pass the donation basket.


Contact: Margo Phone- (720) 401-1989    Email- dolanmargo at gmail dot com
Website(s)- padmasambhavameditationcenter.org


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Colorado, Fort Collins


Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center

126 A West Mountain Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524   Map
(down the alley next to Enzio's then left)


Other info:

The first meeting will be on March 25th 2012 :-- April 15th is cancelled

Heart of Recovery is a weekly meeting that joins Buddhist meditation, and 12-step work in order to connect to and engage in a commitment to recovery from addiction, addictive behaviors and patterns in our lives. We provide basic meditation instruction, group meditation, and work with a twelve-step, Buddhist/spiritual understanding of recovery. Everyone is invited to participate regardless of any affiliation or non-affiliation with any religious view or 12- step program.

This gathering is not associated with any 12-step program, and is not intended to replace a 12-step program. We strongly suggest that, if you believe that you have a problem with alcohol or any other addiction, you attend 12-Step meetings, and use this meeting as a supplement to deepen your recovery and enhance your spiritual connection.

Our format begins with introductions; a brief instruction on meditation, followed by a 20-minute sitting. The group leader will then share a brief reading. The floor will be open for sharing and discussion for around 45 minutes. We will end with a brief period of meditation and a closing dedication.

We recognize that the anonymity and confidentiality, of who is present here and what is said here, are essential principals to respect.
We ask that you make every effort to be on time or a bit early, so as not to interrupt the meditation session. Thank you!

Recovery - “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 email the group's coordinator at Email- heartofrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- fortcollins.shambhala.org - fcheartofrecovery.com


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Colorado, Steamboat Springs


Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group


Day/time: Thursday  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs

2250 Copper Frontage RD #201, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477   Map


Other info:

This welcoming meeting explores recovery through meditation (15- 20 min), book study and open discussion.
Open to all faiths and addictions.
Currently studying, ‘The 12 Step Buddhist’, by Darren Littlejohn.
This is not an AA/NA meeting and is not intended to replace a 12 step program.
Free (donations are appreciated).
Note that we are not affiliated to The Buddhist Center of Steamboat Springs.
We feel that it's important to extend our recovery support and fellowship beyond just the four walls of the Buddhist Ctr, we are working to start promoting some outdoor activities such as; hiking, skiing, mtn biking and other various activities.


Contact: Todd Phone- (720) 670-8642    Email- lvtoclimb at comcast dot net


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Colorado, Westminster


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Fridays  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Rocky Mountain Integrative Academy

8393 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster, CO 80021   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.

Always free; donations welcome.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverydenver at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/Refuge-Recovery-DenverBoulder


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Connecticut, Middletown


12 Step Buddhist Recovery Group


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm


Church of the Holy Trinity

381 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457   Map


Other info:

As a 12-Step Buddhist Group, we practice a complementary approach to recovery that blends Buddhist principles with the traditional Twelve Step method. We are not a replacement for traditional 12-Step Groups, but a supplement to them.

We are open to any who wish support in dealing with cravings and attachments. Membership in another 12 step program is not a requirement, nor is being a Buddhist or identifying any specific addiction.

Our meeting format includes reading of a slightly modified version of the 12 Steps, a reading of the 8 Fold Path, periods of meditation and a discussion based on a dharma reading selected by the chairperson of the meeting. We are sponsored by the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut.


Contact: Email- buddha12step at hotmail dot com
Website(s)- Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut


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Florida, Fort Lauderdale


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


The Sanctuary Church -- Ministry Building

1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org


Contact: Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- refugerecoverysfl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla


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Florida, Fort Lauderdale


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Sundays  —  1:00pm - 2:00pm


The Sanctuary Church -- Ministry Building

1400 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org


Contact: Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- refugerecoverysfl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla


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Florida, Fort Lauderdale


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Dynamic Counseling Center

2424 W Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org


Contact: Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- refugerecoverysfl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla


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Florida, Lake Worth


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Fridays  —  9:00pm


Lambda North

18 South J Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org


Contact: Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- refugerecoverysfl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla


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Florida, Miami


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  8:30pm - 9:40pm


Lambda Miami-Dade Clubhouse

28 NE 54th St, Miami, FL 33137   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org


Contact: Refuge Recovery South Florida Email- refugerecoverysfl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla


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Florida, Miami


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Saturdays  —  6:45pm - 8:00pm


Love Life Wellness Center

584 NW 27th St, Miami, FL 33127   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. These meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, any type of recovery. All are welcome. No prior meditation experience necessary. No fees; donations welcome.

More information on Refuge Recovery can be found at refugerecovery.org


Contact: Email- refugerecoverysfl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.meetup.com/RRSoFla - facebook.com/RRSoFla


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Florida, Orlando


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


First Unitarian Universalist Church

1901 East Robinson St., Orlando, FL 32803   Map
Last 'classroom' in building, follow 3 Jewels signs.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Phone- JENNIFER- 407.620.2216    Email- orlandorefugerecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Florida, Tampa


Meditation in Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Florida Community of Mindfulness

6501 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, FL 33604   Map


Other info:

This weekly meditation group is open to everyone in recovery: AA, NA, Alanon, and other 12 Step programs. Also, we hope this meeting will be helpful for those who are looking to espouse a non-theistic concept of a “Higher Power.” Please join us to learn more about the 11th Step (Prayer and Meditation) and how to make it part of your daily life. The meeting will be led by teachers with extensive experience in both meditation and recovery.

The format of the meeting a few introductory remarks, followed by 20-30 minutes of meditation, some of it guided. Then there will be a dharma talk followed by a question and answer session.


Contact: Eleanor Website(s)- floridamindfulness.org


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Florida, Titusville


12 Step Buddhist Gathering


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Shanti Johnson's Home

20 N Hilltop Dr., Titusville, FL 32796   Map


Other info:

Join us if you are part of any Twelve Step Group. We will be gathering in the Buddhist Tradition and doing this from the book One Breath at a Time, based on the Twelve Steps through the Buddhist tradition.
Great for anyone looking outside the traditional Twelve Step groups. We will give support, structure and our experience, strength and hope with the focus on Buddhism.


Contact: Shanti Johnson Phone- (321) 505-8139    Email- shantifla at yahoo dot com


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Florida, Vero Beach


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Center for Spiritual Care

1550 24th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-profit organization grounded in the belief that Buddhist principles and practices create a strong foundation for a path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction. We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.


Contact: Steven Malone Phone- 203-815-9129    Email- refugerecoveryvero at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/147616562631591/


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Georgia, Atlanta


One Breath at a Time


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:30pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

1447 Church Street, Decatur, Atlanta, GA 30030   Map


Other info:

We usually meet in the main shrine room, but sometimes there will be a sign telling you to go to some other location in the center. We start off with 10 minutes of sitting meditation, then read from the book “One Breath at a Time” written by a Buddhist meditation instructor who is in recovery. After that it’s just like a regular open discussion meeting.


Contact: For more information call Tom: Phone- (404) 237-6968    Website(s)- Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.


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Georgia, Atlanta


One Breath at a Time


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


The Center For Yoga

1105 Parkside Lane, Woodstock, Atlanta, GA 30189   Map
(Suite 1204)


Contact: Forrest Phone- (770) 856-8323    Website(s)- www.meetup.com - Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.


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Georgia, Atlanta


One Breath at a Time


Day/time: Monday  —  8:00pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

1447 Church Street, Decatur, Atlanta, GA 30030   Map


Other info:

We usually meet in the main shrine room, but sometimes there will be a sign telling you to go to some other location in the center. We start off with 10 minutes of sitting meditation, then read from the book “One Breath at a Time” written by a Buddhist meditation instructor who is in recovery. After that it’s just like a regular open discussion meeting.


Contact: For more information call Tom: Phone- (404) 237-6968    Website(s)- Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.


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Georgia, Atlanta


One Breath at a Time


Day/time: Wednesday  —  12 noon


Shambhala Meditation Center of Atlanta

1447 Church Street, Decatur, Atlanta, GA 30030   Map


Other info:

We usually meet in the main shrine room, but sometimes there will be a sign telling you to go to some other location in the center. We start off with 10 minutes of sitting meditation, then read from the book “One Breath at a Time” written by a Buddhist meditation instructor who is in recovery. After that it’s just like a regular open discussion meeting.


Contact: For more information call Tom: Phone- (404) 237-6968    Website(s)- Buddhist Friends Of Bill W.


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Hawaii, Hawi


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:30pm - 7:30pm


Clay cottage

55-514 Hawi rd, Hawi, HI 96719   Map
Behind Kohala Village Inn


Other info:

We have a 20 minute meditation followed by reading and discussion of refuge recovery text.


Contact: Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/


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Hawaii, Honolulu


Buddhism and the 12 Step Model of Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Church of the Crossroads

1212 University Ave., Honolulu, HI 96826   Map
1.5 blocks up from S King St. ewa side


Other info:

Meetings start with a 20-minute meditation.

We welcome anyone who has an interest in 12 step recovery process and Buddhist principals and concepts. This meeting is particularly of value to people in recovery who wish to “go further” in their recovery and in their life.

We are a book study and sharing meeting. Book study selections have been made by group conscience and may include but not be limited to material by:

  • Zen Center of San Francisco
  • Kevin Griffin
  • Ajahn Chah
  • Anthony DeMello
  • Tara Brach

And other literature selected by group conscience.

Due to Holiday Season there will be no meetings on Monday Dec. 24 and Monday Dec. 31

We will resume our regular schedule Jan. 7, 2019. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019.


Contact: Phone- RICHARD R. (520) 241-8497 - ARNE P. (808) 781-1414    


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Hawaii, Honolulu


Refuge Recovery (Waikiki)


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Waikiki Community Center

310 Paoakalani Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815   Map
Room 201E (Enter from sidewalk on Paoakalani, upstairs, above pre-school)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.
Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.

Format: 20 minute guided meditation, reading from the Refuge Recovery book, and open discussion/sharing.

Always free, but donations welcomed.

We welcome all who seek refuge from any type of addiction or process addiction.


Contact: Freddy P Email- (401)-648-5055
Website(s)- refugerecovery.org


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Hawaii, Keaau


Dog Barking, Tree Frog Singing Meditation Group


Day/time: 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month  —  4:30pm - 5:45pm


Changes. Email first.

HC2 Box 6895, Keaau, HI 96749   Map
(mailing address)


Other info:

We have been sitting since November of 2008.
The meeting is led by Tom who has been clean in NA since Oct. 20th, 1971
Format: we sit for 20 minutes, then do a short reading, usually out of Kevin Griffins book, One Breath at a Time, sometimes other Buddhist readings.
We are then open for sharing.
Location is 15-1883 Mikana Ave, or 21st in Hawaiian Paradise Park, this is on the east side of the Big Island.


Contact: Email- namastetom at hawaii dot rr dot com


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Illinois, Chicago


Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  10:30am - 12:00pm


Chicago Shambhala (Main Center - West Loop)

37 N Carpenter St., West Loop, Chicago, IL 60607   Map


Other info:

Weekly meditation and support group which explores the relationship between Buddhist meditation practice, 12 Step programs and recovery.
Meetings consist of:

  • Brief meditation instruction (more detailed instruction can be arranged as well)
  • Meditation practice
  • Sharing by the night’s facilitator (We alternate every week between a short talk on Buddhism and its relationship to our recovery and a personal share)
  • Group sharing our personal experience, strength and hope.

Contact: Phone- (773) 743-8147    Email- heartofrecovery at chicagoshambhala dot org
Website(s)- chicago.shambhala.org/community/diversity/heart-of-recovery/


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Illinois, Chicago


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Jewel Heart Buddhist Center

4043 N Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613   Map
(Buzzer #002) and free parking outside.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

Jewel Heart: is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and to bringing the practice of this rich tradition within the context of contemporary life to everyone. Download the flyer here.

NOTE: this meeting will start July 16th.


Contact: Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org - www.jewelheart.org


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Illinois, Chicago


Friday night Recovery Sangha


Day/time: Friday  —  6:30pm


918 N. Damen Ave

918 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622   Map
(Storefront)


Other info:

The meetings are peer facilitated; the format is open, with a focus on Buddhist psychology and perspectives as they relate to recovery from all addictions.
There will be a 25-30 minute silent meditation or sometimes a short guided meditation followed by silent meditation, equalling about 30 minutes. Then there will be a break for tea and refreshments for about 10 minutes; reconvene for a dharma talk or reading followed by discussion.
Following the Buddhist tradition of dana, there is no charge. Donations are welcome and will be used to offset the running costs and purchase meditation equipment, etc.
Note: please arrive on time because once the meditation begins the door will be locked.

This meeting will start Friday 4th January 2019.


Contact: Aaron Phone- 773-235-9927    Email- iamswerdlove at sbcglobal dot net


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Indiana, Evansville


11th Step Meditation Group


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm


The Bead Angel

3033 West Maryland Street, Evansville, IN 47720   Map


Other info:

We started on February 2, 2012 and have been growing, with a steady core of 10-12 people weekly.
A few of us are Buddhist, but we welcome people of any faith and have several other faiths represented in our readings. We also welcome people from any 12 step group looking to learn or share about meditation as it pertains to recovery through the 12 steps.
The meeting format consists of readings from 12 step literature and other meditation literature, 2-5 minute sits, a discussion of the readings, and closes with a 10-15minute sit.


Contact: Email- kylekellogg at hotmail dot com


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Kansas, Lawrence


Friends of Buddha (12 step recovery group)


Day/time: Thursdays  —  6:30pm - 7:30pm


Oread Friends Meeting House

12th and Oregon St., Lawrence, KS 66044   Map


Other info:

The meeting starts with 20-25 minutes of meditation, then we read from a 12 step recovery book (currently Kevin Griffin’s Burning Desire). This is followed by a discussion.
This coming year we plan to have some speakers and possibly a retreat.
Also we are in the process of setting up a Facebook page.


Contact: Phone- (785) 979-2751    Email- wbabbit at yahoo dot com


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Kentucky, Lexington


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  4:00pm - 5:15pm


Gratz Park

250 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY 40508   Map
Small building in the basement


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.

All are welcome.


Contact: Email- frangautier at yahoo dot com


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Kentucky, Louisville


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  8:00pm - 9:00pm


Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion

411 N Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylouisville at gmail dot com


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Kentucky, Louisville


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church

2231 Payne St., Louisville, KY 40206   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylouisville at gmail dot com


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Kentucky, Louisville


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Friday (See note below)  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion

411 N Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process; it is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction of all kinds.
All are welcome.

Note: Last Friday of Month - Social Gathering in lieu of meeting (same time) Heine Brothers' Coffee 119 Chenoweth Ln Louisville, KY 40207


Contact: Email- refugerecoverylouisville at gmail dot com


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Maryland, Baltimore


Baltimore Dharma Bums


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Baltimore Yoga Village

6080 Falls Rd #2, Mount Washington, Baltimore, MD 21209   Map


Other info:

For right now until we grow a bit more we will be meeting on from 7pm to 8:30pm for meditation, with fellowship afterwards. This is a group of 6 or so that as facilitator I rely on input as we move forward.
The plan is to make the group independent of the meditation group in a month or so.
The format of the meditation group is standard Vipassana meditation.
Afterwards those of us that will be the Dharma Bums group go to a restaurant for coffee, tea, and food.


Contact: Bradley Email- chefbrw at gmail dot com


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Maryland, Bethesda


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:15pm - 8:15pm


Del Ray Club

7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Email- rrbethesdamd at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/refugerecoverymd


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Massachusetts, Boston


The Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:30pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

646 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02445   Map
(one block off Route 9 and the Riverway)


Other info:

The Heart of Recovery: A weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps.

The group will meet weekly in the main shrine room to: welcome each other; practice Shamatha Viphasyana (peace of mind, awareness of mind) meditation; share our personal experience, strength and hope. We will use the principles of Council (a talking stick) practice and The Twelve Step traditions (no cross talk & anonymity) to: integrate the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. Open to all Buddhist practitioners from all traditions and Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.


Contact: Leader: John R.: Phone- (617) 699-8130    Email- recovery at shambhalaboston dot org
Website(s)- www.shambhalaboston.org


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Massachusetts, Brewster


12 step Buddhist meeting


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Drydock Clubhouse

1439 main Street Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631   Map


Other info:

Format of the meeting:
- Welcome
- 20 minute meditation
- Read from “One Breath At A Time”
- Discussion
- Declaration of Merit
- Serenity Prayer
- Close


Contact: Phone- (508) 922-2917    Email- redc52 at me dot com


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Massachusetts, Hyannis


Mindful Recovery 12 Step Group


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:00pm – 8:30pm


The Foster Building

76 W. Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601   Map
Suite 302 (Please note that there is no elevator.)


Other info:

This weekly meditation & 12 step group integrates the wisdom of Buddhism and the 12 Steps to help us end the suffering of our addictions (alcohol, other drugs, food, gambling). You don’t have to be a Buddhist or experienced with meditation to participate.

The format is:

  • Introductions.
  • Reading from Buddhist (Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan), nonsectarian mindfulness, or 12 Step literature.
  • Sitting meditation for 20 minutes.
  • Open or topical discussion.
  • 10 minute period of sitting meditation.
  • Closing.

Please note: meeting starts May 16, 2017

 


Contact: Carol Bolstad Phone- (617) 650-6497    Email- clearmindcapecod at gmail dot com


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Massachusetts, Pittsfield


Buddhism and the 12 Steps


Day/time: Fridays  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


George B. Crane Memorial Center

81 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA 01201   Map


Other info:

Our weekly Buddhism and the 12 Steps Recovery Meeting is open to people of all recovery paths, including but not limited to, all 12 Step programs. We incorporate Buddhist teachings and practices as tools for recovery from any addiction. A daily practice of mindfulness and meditation is encouraged.
Our meetings begin with meditation, followed by reading and discussion and concludes with a Buddhist prayer or blessing.

Our meeting was established under The Pittsfield Sangha, founded by Pema Tara. The Pittsfield Sangha is currently led by Mr. Bruce McCarter.

Our meeting operates within the AA tradition. A basket is passed to collect funds to pay for the rent of the space.


Contact: Katherine G. Phone- (413) 464-4905    Email- pauseinpittsfield at yahoo dot com


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Massachusetts, Vineyard Haven


Meditation Recovery


Day/time: Monday Evenings  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


Vineyard Haven Public Library

200 Main St, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568   Map


Other info:

“Meditation Recovery” is a meditation group for anyone recovering from any addiction. Our focus is the ways in which Buddhist philosophy and the twelve steps of recovery intersect and enhance each other, and how meditation can deepen and enrich the spiritual path of recovery, though you don’t have to be a Buddhist to attend. We just work with our minds, and see what’s what.
Our format is meditation, a reading or presentation, and discussion. First there is a brief welcome/introduction, followed by a 15-minute meditation period. This is followed by a short reading a selected text, then discussion. We finish with another ten minutes of meditation, and close with the serenity prayer, and a bow.
This group is not affiliated with any major 12-step program, but many of our members are. Donations are accepted, but none is expected. This is an open meeting; all are welcome.


Contact: Email- sit dot stay dot heal dot bow dot wow at gmail dot com


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Michigan, Ann Arbor


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  6:30pm – 7:30pm


Dawn Farm

6633 Stony Creek Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48197   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverya2 at gmail dot com


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Michigan, Ann Arbor


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:30pm


The friends meeting house

1420 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- andyperry112612 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- A2refugerecovery


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Michigan, Detroit


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturdays  —  10:00am – 11:00am


Dharma Gate Zen Center

330 East Maple Road, Troy, Detroit, MI 48083   Map
in the Maplewood Court Industrial Park, Suite X


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit


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Michigan, Detroit


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  6:45pm – 7:45pm


Still Point Zen Center

4345 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208   Map
(corner of Trumbull and Canfield)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit


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Michigan, Detroit


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Still Point Zen Center

4345 Trumbull Ave, Detroit, MI 48208   Map
(corner of Trumbull and Canfield)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit


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Michigan, Detroit


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  8:15 - 9:30


Dharma Gate Zen Center

330 East Maple Road, Troy, Detroit, MI 48083   Map
in the Maplewood Court Industrial Park, Suite X


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit


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Michigan, Detroit


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  12:00 Noon - 1:00pm


Dharma Gate Zen Center

330 East Maple Road, Troy, Detroit, MI 48083   Map
in the Maplewood Court Industrial Park, Suite X


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecovery313 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit


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Michigan, Detroit


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Fridays  —  12:00 Noon - 1:00pm


Detroit Recovery Project/West Side Recovery Center

1145 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48208   Map
Parking in rear, off of Magnolia Ave.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecoveryinthed at yahoo dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/pages/Refuge-Recovery-Detroit


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Michigan, Grand Rapids


Zen Buddhist Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Monday Evenings  —  6:30pm - 6:55pm: Meditation
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Recovery Meeting


Grand Rapids Zen Buddhist Center

156 Fulton, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503   Map


Other info:

We have carefully and mindfully rewritten Bill and Dr. Bob’s “How it Works” and the 12 Steps in language that (hopefully) preserves the integrity of the original intent while adjusting the language to a Buddhist perspective. We are also writing Meditations for each week, and will...a year from now...have 365 of them.
Our group consists of 12 members, 6-8 who come regularly, and we have had several guests from other states.


Contact: (Centre phone number) Phone- (616) 822-2465    Email- info at grzen dot org
Website(s)- www.grzen.org


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Michigan, Kalamazoo


Buddhist 12 Step Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Sanctuary Yoga

1919 Stearns Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008   Map


Other info:

We welcome anyone seeking relief and recovery from the suffering caused by substance-related and behavioral addictions.

We seek to apply Buddhist principles to our recovery and in our lives in order that we may learn to recognize our attachments, practice letting go, and uncover our basic Buddha nature.

Join us in practicing meditation, discussing Buddhist teachings, and learning skills and tools for your recovery.

Meeting activities:

  • Greeting and Introduction
  • Meditation Practice
  • Recovery/Buddhist Reading
  • Discussion and Sharing

Beginners and those more experienced in meditation are welcome.  If you are new to meditation, instruction is available.

Donations accepted.

You are welcome to contact us!


Contact: Blaire or Travis Email- blablah789 at gmail dot com - spartantrav at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.sanctuary-yoga.com


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Michigan, Kalamazoo


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


Unwindings of Kalamazoo

5466 Holiday Terrace, Kalamazoo, MI 49009   Map
(Enter through the rear entrance and go to the lower floor of the building)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverykzoo at gmail dot com


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Michigan, Kalamazoo


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Unwindings of Kalamazoo

5466 Holiday Terrace, Kalamazoo, MI 49009   Map
(Enter through the rear entrance and go to the lower floor of the building)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverykzoo at gmail dot com


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Michigan, Midland


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesday  —  6:30pm - 7:45pm


Ways To Wellness

122 W Main St, Midland, MI 48640   Map


Other info:

As a peer-led recovery program using Buddhism as the path to freedom from all addictions, Refuge Recovery is a community that embraces all people regardless of age, race, class, culture, nationality, ethnic origin, religious/spiritual background, gender, gender identity, sexual/affectional orientation, marital status, family structure, social identity, physical ability or appearance, mental health, legal standing, and educational or socioeconomic status. As such, we strive to speak to each other in a compassionate way using wise communication and avoiding hate-speech, intimidation, and violence of any kind. If you seek refuge in our community, we hope you feel welcome and safe.


Contact: Email- refugemidlandmi at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/RRSanghaVI/ - refugerecovery.org


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Michigan, Midland


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  6:30pm - 7:45pm


Ways To Wellness

122 W Main St, Midland, MI 48640   Map


Other info:

As a peer-led recovery program using Buddhism as the path to freedom from all addictions, Refuge Recovery is a community that embraces all people regardless of age, race, class, culture, nationality, ethnic origin, religious/spiritual background, gender, gender identity, sexual/affectional orientation, marital status, family structure, social identity, physical ability or appearance, mental health, legal standing, and educational or socioeconomic status. As such, we strive to speak to each other in a compassionate way using wise communication and avoiding hate-speech, intimidation, and violence of any kind. If you seek refuge in our community, we hope you feel welcome and safe.


Contact: Email- refugemidlandmi at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/RRSanghaVI/ - refugerecovery.org


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Michigan, West Bloomfield


Step 11 Meditation and Mindfulness


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Henry Ford Maplegrove Center

6773 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322   Map
Conference Room D


Other info:

These meetings are for anyone with a desire to stop driking or stay sober, and you will have an opportunity to improve your conscious contact with your higher power through the use of vipassana techniques.
We open with a few readings followed by a 20 minute guided group meditation. After meditation we have a period of sharing and, if you have time, you can stay for more fellowship along with tea and treats.
Please visit our website for more information and resources.


Contact: Email- steves at step11mm dot org
Website(s)- www.step11mm.org


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Michigan, Ypsilanti


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  6:30pm – 7:30pm


Dawn Farm

6633 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a program of recovery from all types of addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. It uses the Buddha’s core teachings, the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path, as its main inspiration and guiding philosophy. Refuge Recovery takes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice, asking people to believe in nothing beyond a process that includes meditation, wise actions and compassion, and to work at their recovery.
These meetings are based on the book, “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and include readings from this and other books as well as meditation practice and group sharing, with an emphasis on providing a community of support for its members.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverya2 at gmail dot com


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Minnesota, Minneapolis


Mindfulness in the 12 Steps


Day/time: Fridays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Common Ground Meditation Center

2700 26th Street East, Minneapolis, MN 55406   Map


Other info:

This ongoing program is for those seeking spiritual development by practicing the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha’s teachings in everyday life. This program supplements recovery and is designed to reveal to us that consistent mindfulness practice is vital to spiritual progress. This ongoing practice group is open to all who have an interest in mindfulness and the Twelve Steps.


Contact: Phone- (612) 722-8260    Email- info at commongroundmeditation dot org
Website(s)- www.commongroundmeditation.org


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Minnesota, Minneapolis


Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Minnesota Zen Meditation Center

3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408   Map


Other info:

The group explores some of the basic teachings of Buddhism and their reflection in the twelve steps. Each session begins with a period of meditation followed by a brief presentation and discussion. Anyone who wants to support a 12-step program with a deepened understanding of meditation and Buddhism is welcome. Donations welcome. No pre-registration required.


Contact: Phone- (612) 822-5313    Email- info at mnzencenter dot org
Website(s)- sites.google.com/site/recoverymeeting/


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Minnesota, Minneapolis


Twin Cities Insight


Day/time: Day and time depends on locations available; usually meets once a month; sometimes twice per month.  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Minneapolis

South Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN   Map
Locations change depending on available spaces


Other info:

The group begins with a 15 minute silent sit which may be guided, depending on what people want. If you arrive late, just come in and join in the sit. After the sit, there is a brief introduction by each member.
After the brief introductions, there is a request for donations so that the group can be self supporting. Then, a short presentation on a topic by the leader, and then a round robin or open discussion on the topic. There may also be time to ask questions and/or share how things are going with your practice.
Constance, the organizer, is open to suggestions for future topics at the end. If there is not a scheduled meeting, it is because a suitable location and date that is low cost has not been found; or Constance is on retreat.
If you are coming please rsvp on the Twin Cities Insight Meetup page. Please sign up there to receive notices on upcoming meetings.
The group is organized by Constance Casey, MDiv, who has been given permission to teach from Spirit Rock in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition as well as from Naropa University. Her background also includes 34 years in 12-step recovery and 10 years in Soto Zen practice as well.


Contact: For exact times and location: Website(s)- www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesInsight - www.constancecasey.com


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Minnesota, Minneapolis


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:15pm


Dharma Field Zen Center

3118 W. 49th St., Minneapolis, MN 55410   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Beau Email- refugerecovery dot df at gmail dot com


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Minnesota, Minneapolis


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturdays  —  11:30am


Lake Harriet Spiritual Community

4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410   Map


Other info:

Our Refuge Recovery meeting includes a period of sitting meditation, reading from the Refuge Recovery book and group discussion. Group members explore the core teachings which include meditation, the Four Noble Truths and the Eight fold path as a way to recovery from addiction. Our group practices confidentality. This is a drop-in group. No advance registration is required.

All are welcome, regardless of beliefs or non-beliefs. No prior knowledge of Buddhism or meditation is required. Always free; donations welcome.


Contact: Peter Email- refugerecovery dot lhsc at gmail dot com


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Minnesota, St Paul


12 Steps and Buddhism


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Clouds in Water Zen Center

445 Farrington Street, St Paul, MN 55103   Map


Other info:

Open to all 12-step program participants. This open meeting explores some of the basic teachings of Buddhism and their reflection in the twelve steps. It is for those seeking spiritual development by practicing the principles of the Twelve Steps and the Buddha's teachings in everyday life. This program supplements recovery and is designed to reveal to us that consistent mindfulness and meditation practice is vital to spiritual progress. We begin each meeting with a period of meditation and follow with a brief presentation and/or discussion. This ongoing practice group is open to all who have an interest in mindfulness meditation and the Twelve Steps. Led by members of the group. Donations welcome.


Contact: Website(s)- cloudsinwater.org


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Missouri, Kansas City


Buddhism & 12-Step Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  12:30pm - 1:30pm


Temple Buddhist Center - Classroom A

707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112   Map
Unity Temple on the Plaza


Other info:

We are a peer-led support group of individuals who are interested in integrating Buddhist practices into our recovery process.


Contact: Victor J. Dougherty Phone- (816) 994-8015    Email- victordougherty at unitytemple dot com
Website(s)- www.templebuddhistcenter.org/


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Missouri, Kansas City


Buddhism & 12-Step Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  6:15pm - 7:15pm


Temple Buddhist Center - Myrtle Fillmore Chapel

707 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112   Map
Unity Temple on the Plaza


Other info:

We are a peer-led support group of individuals who are interested in integrating Buddhist practices into our recovery process.


Contact: Victor J. Dougherty Phone- (816) 994-8015    Email- victordougherty at unitytemple dot com
Website(s)- www.templebuddhistcenter.org/


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Missouri, St Louis


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Trinity Episcopal Church

600 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End, St Louis, MO 63108   Map
(Parking lot on Euclid. Enter via red door labeled “Church Office.”)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Email- refuge dot recovery dot stl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery STL Facebook page


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Missouri, St Louis


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Edgewood Program

970 Executive Parkway Drive, West County, St Louis, MO 63141-6302   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Email- refuge dot recovery dot stl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery


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Missouri, Webster Groves


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Peace United Church of Christ

204 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Jim Email- jjoedick at yahoo dot com
Website(s)- FacebookRRSTLC page


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Nebraska, Lincoln


Mindful Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Alene’s House

1834 Ryons Street, Lincoln, NE 68508   Map


Other info:

Mindful Recovery-Lincoln is a support and discussion group for people working through recovery issues. The focus is on substance abuse and mental health, but any life issue can be addressed. The group is facilitated by Angie Apthorpe, LADC/PLMHP.
Everyone who is interested in using the practice of mindfulness to increase wellness is welcome to attend. Any meeting attendee can propose a topic for discussion. No experience in meditation or other prerequisites are required—just come as you are. If you have a meditation cushion or seat you are welcome to bring it. Otherwise, chairs and mats are provided.
The first half-hour to 45 minutes of group time is spent discussing an issue related to mindfulness and recovery. The last part of the meeting is spent in meditation. We get much of our information for the group from Eastern traditions, especially Buddhism, which has a history of using mindfulness as a spiritual practice. But we use contributions from any religious, spiritual, or secular tradition.
Mindful Recovery techniques can be used successfully by anyone in recovery. Many find the approach to be a good accompaniment to their current recovery process, such as 12-step programs and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Read more in the PDF download...


Contact: Angie Apthorpe Phone- (402) 613-1347    Email- angieapthorpe at msn dot com


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Nebraska, Omaha


Dharma Chautauqua Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  6:00pm - 7:30pm


First Unitarian Church

3114 Harney St., Omaha, NE 68131   Map
(enter through side door)


Other info:

This group reflects a free and open-minded exploration of ideas and practices found within Buddhism, mindfulness, psychological, spiritual, and recovery literature. There is no specific belief system here. Our intention is to help each other access wisdom tools and embark upon the journey we find for ourselves to be most beneficial. Dharma presentations from other wisdom traditions/psychological wellness strategies and/or recovery program philosophies are also acceptable here. This group practices keeping an open mind with an attitude of "If we find it to be true and helpful, use it."

The meeting is broken down into three segments: 1) Introduction, Meditation Reading, and Meditation, 2) Dharma Presentation (about 30 minutes), 3) Group Sharing.

Any group member can present and determine the content of the Dharma presentation (with some advance notice, i.e. at the next meeting). We will also be inviting people from the spiritual community to speak at the meeting about how their contemplative practice has improved their quality of life.

People are also invited to attend our Insight Meditation group immediately preceding the recovery meeting, from 5:00-5:50PM at the same location.

Buddhist Center/stablished teacher/supervision:
We are not officially under supervision by any established teacher, however some of our members (myself included) are involved with the Honeylocust Sangha (http://honeylocustsangha.weebly.com), and we operate with their knowledge and support.


Contact: Email- forrestknapp at yahoo dot com
Website(s)- dharmachautauqua.drycreekhost.net


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Nevada, Las Vegas


Vipassana Sitting Group


Day/time: Mondays  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


Lohan School of Shaolin

3850 Schiff Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89103   Map


Other info:

Our group is a Buddhism & Twelve Step group called Desert Dharma.
We practice Vipassana Meditation followed by a dharma talk centering on some aspect of Buddhism relevant to recovery.


Contact: Greg Pergament Phone- (702) 525-6490    Email- wakanmonk at aol dot com


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New Hampshire, Laconia


Hour of Stillness


Day/time: Sundays  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


Riverbank House

72 Church Street, Laconia, NH 03246   Map
(Nibbuti Yoga Studio)


Other info:

There are many different paths to peace.
Riverbank House is hosting a regular hour of Stillness for the recovery community at 5:30 pm on Sunday evenings at 72 Church Street in Laconia at the Nibbuti studio. We’ve already had a wonderful introduction to mindful meditation and a great discussion about how we each experienced it. Please join us.
No experience in meditation is necessary. Each week we will rotate a lead, so if you have a particular practice of inner Stillness that you would like to share, we’d love to learn from you. This is a cost-free, affiliation-free, brain-free, judgment free, shoe-free, drug-free hour of unity and peace and it will be enriched by your presence! So please join us!


Contact: Email- r at riverbankhouse dot net
Website(s)- riverbankhouse.net/


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New Jersey, Cherry Hill


  

Please note: People in the area have tried to attend this meeting and reported to us that there was no one at the venue at the time listed below. The Buddhist Recovery Network has attempted to correspond with the contact for this meeting and received no response. As a result, we suspect this group may have stopped meeting. If anyone has any information regarding this meeting; meeting status, new contact information, or other, please contact us at meetings at buddhistrecovery dot org. We will remove this listing from the website after 60 days if we have not received an update. Thank You.

 

Meditation and dharma study – group discussion meeting


Day/time: Every Friday  —  7:00pm – 8:30pm


The Unitarian Universalist Church

401 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034   Map
Hillside Building, Room H201


Other info:

In these weekly sessions, meditators of various levels of experience gather to meditate, read Buddhist texts related to recovery, and discuss their personal struggles with addiction and recovery. As a community, we deal with all forms of addiction including alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, sex, tobacco and others as well as problems resulting from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
Meetings are anonymous and confidential. No prior meditation or Buddhist experience is necessary to attend. The group is open to anyone who wishes to attend, regardless of religious affiliation. Basic meditation instruction is provided at all meetings. We are respectful of all recovery paths.
No registration is necessary. Meetings are open to all. There are no fees but donations are welcome and are used to cover room rental fees, purchase texts, and other costs. All service is performed by volunteers and no one receives payment for their services.


Contact: Joe — Email- jp76461 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.workingwithaddictions.org


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New Jersey, Maplewood


Noble Steps


Day/time: Sundays  —  5:00pm - 6:30pm


Shakti Yoga and Living Arts

1861 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040   Map


Other info:

Welcome to the Noble Steps. The purpose of this group is to support those who want to integrate Buddhist teachings and practices into their recovery from any addiction. We are open to people of all backgrounds and recovery paths, including, but not limited to all 12 Step programs.
We encourage the use of mindfulness and meditation and are grounded in Buddhist principles including the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, non-harming, compassion, and interdependence. While not affiliated with any 12-Step group, we do follow the 12-Step traditions of confidentiality and no cross talk between participants.
This Group is peer led.  We ask all who attend to respect and study Buddhist teachings, recovery techniques and be willing to share their experience, strength and hope with the group.
(The above description is partially excepted from Buddhism and the Twelve Steps Workbook, by Kevin Griffin)
Meeting format (90 minutes):

  • Opening introductions
  • 20-30 minute meditation
  • 10-15 minute group reading from a book on Buddhism and recovery.  The group rotates books throughout the year.
  • 20-30 minute discussion on the reading
  • Closing announcements/ritual

Contact: George Johns Email- noblesteps at me dot com
Website(s)- www.thenoblesteps.com


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New Mexico, Albuquerque


12 Step Sangha


Day/time: Sundays  —  9:30am - 10:30am


Congregation Nahalat Shalom

3606 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107   Map
(Sanctuary)


Other info:

The Albuquerque Buddhist Recovery Sangha has been meeting continuously since October of 2009.

We’re non-sectarian. The meeting consists of a reading related to Buddhism and recovery, mediation and open discussion. The meetings are facilitated by Dug Corpolongo, a certified Dharma teacher through the North American Shin Buddhist Association. Dug is also a student in the Chaplaincy Program at Upaya Zen Center Santa Fe NM.


Contact: Phone- (505) 681-2641    Email- help at recoverysangha dot org
Website(s)- recoverysangha.org


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New Mexico, Albuquerque


Recovery Sangha Meeting


Day/time: Mondays  —  6:00am


Endorphin Power Company

509 Cardenas Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108   Map
(1st floor Gallery)


Other info:

Please join us for the Serenity Sangha Meeting inspired by ‘A Buddhist’s Insight into the 12 Steps of Recovery’ by Doug C and the Albuquerque Recovery Sangha Meetings.

We welcome recovering people from all programs.

We open with 5 minutes of breathing meditation, then read from teachings selected by the group. Then we sit together for approximately 30 minutes, after which we share/discuss our experiences with the mediation and topic of the readings.


Contact: Phone- 505-227-5963    Website(s)- www.recoverysangha.org


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New York, Albany


Heart of Recovery Weekly 12 step and recovery meeting


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Albany

747 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208   Map


Other info:

A weekly sharing support group bringing together meditation practice and the Twelve Steps. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal path as spiritual warriors, bodhisattvas, meditators.
Meeting format includes sitting practice, a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night’s facilitator, discussion and exploration by group members, sharing our personal experience, strength and hope and dedication of merit.
$5 suggested donation.
Coordinator: Joe M.


Contact: Coordinator: Matt H. Phone- (518) 729-4055    Email- shambhala dot albany at gmail dot com
Website(s)- albany.shambhala.org/programs


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New York, Brooklyn


B-12 Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery


Day/time: Second & Fourth Sunday of the month  —  6:00pm - 7:30 pm


Brooklyn Zen Center

505 Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY 11215   Map
Suite 2A


Other info:

"B-12" is a Brooklyn 12-Step Sangha open to people from any recovery program who would like to explore the Buddhist path through the 12 Steps. We begin our evenings with brief meditation instruction, followed by a period of mediation, a short talk and discussion.

  • B-12 is a supportive, ongoing, drop-in practice group
  • 2nd Sunday meeting includes a guest speaker
  • 4th Sunday meeting focuses on a Step
  • Donations welcome

Contact: Maya P. or Flo L. Phone- (718) 701-1083    Email- b12recoverybrooklyn at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.brooklynzen.org


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New York, New York City


Addiction and Recovery


Day/time: Monday (first Monday of each month)  —  7:00pm - 9:00pm


New York Insight Meditation Center

28 West 27th Street, New York City, NY 10001   Map
10th floor


Other info:

The Buddha and Bill W. The meetings will include Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, dharma talks and discussion. Meeting facilitated by Sandra Weinberg.

2500 years ago the Buddha said craving and attachment is the cause of suffering. In the 1930’s Bill Wilson started the first Twelve Step program that worked with a deep form of craving and suffering: addictions. In these monthly meetings, we will explore the ways that Buddhism and the Steps support and complement each other and can deepen our spiritual lives. The meetings will include Buddhist meditation practices, interactive exercises, dharma talks and discussion. The evenings are open to all who are interested. You need not be in a Twelve Step program nor have a background in Buddhism. The fee is by donation.


Contact: Phone- (212) 213-4802    Email- nyinsight at earthlink dot net
Website(s)- www.nyimc.org


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New York, New York City


Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


The Center

208 W 13th Street, New York City, NY 10011   Map
(Between 7th and 8th avenues)


Other info:

A weekly sharing support group bringing together meditation practice and the Twelve Steps. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal path as spiritual warriors, bodhisattvas, meditators.
$3 suggested donation.


Contact: Rick Phone- (212) 675-6544    Email- recovery at shambhalanyc dot org
Website(s)- ny.shambhala.org


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New York, New York City


A SOBER MEDITATION COMMUNITY COMBINING INTER FELLOWSHIP 12 STEP AND BUDDHIST TRADITIONS


Day/time: Fridays  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

119 West 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10011   Map
between 6th and 7th Aves. Suite 401


Other info:

Deepen your 11th Step practice of meditation in this new, unified, sober 12 Step fellowship which examines the 12 steps through the lens of the Buddhist precepts.
The format for each meeting will be meditation, teaching (by someone who has five years or more of sobriety and has taken the Buddhist precepts) followed by sharing.
There is a Suggested Donation of $5
PLEASE NOTE: The main entrance closes promptly at 7pm. Usually there is a greeter stationed at the entrance until 7 to let people in.


Contact: Phone- (212) 677-1087    Website(s)- zencare.org/


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New York, Rochester


Step and speaker meeting - with an initial period of meditation


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  5:00pm - 6:30pm


Rochester Zen Center

7 Arnold Park, Rochester, NY 14607-2082   Map


Other info:

The first 30 minutes we meditate in the zendo, then have an hour long 12 Step meeting in the library. The front door is usually locked, so please ring the bell. We don’t really have a name, but we are a step and speaker meeting open to all 12 Step members who are interested in how to work the steps as a Buddhist. Since we include all 12 steppers, and use Buddhist literature at times, we cannot be an official 12 step group. We have been meeting since around 2005. The majority of our members are Buddhist of some sort, but at least a third of the regulars are either Christian or uncommitted.


Contact: Kadi: Email- ksprengle at gmail dot com


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North Carolina, Asheville


Mindfulness and 12 Step Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:30pm - 8:45pm


Asheville 12 Step Recovery Club

22B New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC 28806   Map
G4


Other info:

Who: Open to anyone from any 12 Step Recovery program.
What: This meeting combines actual meditation practice, open sharing, plus brief readings or talks linking Mindfulness Meditation practice to the specific 12 Step of that month.
Cost: We pass the basket to help cover operating costs and refreshments at Asheville 12 Step Recovery Club.


Contact: Eddie LeShure Phone- (828) 772-1746    Email- ibliving at hotmail dot com
Website(s)- www.asheville12stepclub.org


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North Carolina, Asheville


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Fridays  —  7:00pm -8:30pm


Urban Dharma

29 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801   Map


Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost:Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Urban Dharma in exchange for the use of their space.


Contact: Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl


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North Carolina, Asheville


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:00pm -7:30pm


Urban Dharma

29 Page Ave, Asheville, NC 28801   Map


Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Urban Dharma in exchange for the use of their space.


Contact: Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl


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North Carolina, Asheville


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:30pm - 8:00pm


Asheville Insight Meditation

175 Weaverville Rd, Asheville, NC 28804   Map
Suite H


Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Asheville Insight Meditation in exchange for the use of their space.


Contact: Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl


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North Carolina, Asheville


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness

370 North Louisiana Ave., Asheville, NC 28806   Map
Unit C4


Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Sunrise Community in exchange for the use of their space.


Contact: Refuge Recovery Asheville Phone- (828) 367-7377    Email- refugerecoveryavl at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.FACEBOOK.com/REFUGERECOVERYavl


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North Carolina, Hendersonville


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  5:30pm


Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center

159 Osceola Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28739   Map


Other info:

Who: Open to anyone seeking recovery from addiction.
What: We reference Noah Levine's book, Refuge Recovery. The meeting includes a period of guided meditation, followed by a discussion on a topic relating to Buddhist path recovery rooted in the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
Cost: Voluntary donations are, at this time, directed to Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center in exchange for the use of their space.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverync at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.heartwoodrefuge.org


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North Carolina, Winston-Salem


Piedmont Triad 12 Step Meditation Meeting


Day/time: Sunday  —  11:30am (1 hour meeting)


930 Burke St

930 Burke St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101   Map


Other info:

Grounded in the 11th Step of Alcoholics Anonymous, exploring mindfulness and Buddhist principles within the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the meeting format is as follows: Reading; Meditation; and Discussion.

The group is peer led and relies upon the San Francisco Zen Center's "9 Essays: Buddhism & The 12 Step Model of Recovery."

The meeting is open to all 12 Step fellowships (NA, DAA, NA, etc...) 


Contact: Andrea Email- triadrecovery1 at gmail dot com


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North Dakota, Fargo


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  2:00pm - 3:00pm


Spirit Room

111 Broadway N, Fargo, ND 58102   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Twitter: @refugefargo Email- refugerecoveryfargo at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryFargo - www.spiritroom.net


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Ohio, Cincinnati


B12: Buddhism and 12 Step Book Study Group


Day/time: Every Saturday night  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Buddhist Dharma Center of Cincinnati

15 Moline Court, Northside, Cincinnati, OH 45223   Map
(Off Hamilton Ave.)


Other info:

The Buddhist 12 Step Book Study Group (B12) explores how Buddhism and 12 Step recovery programs can benefit and nurture each other. Both practices begin with the acknowledgement of suffering, the realization that suffering arises from craving, and that there is a solution. The path of the 12 Steps and the Noble Eightfold Path travel through remarkably similar territory and have much to offer each other.
No meditation experience or particular faith or spiritual practice is required. Neither is membership in a 12 Step Program. We are simply people exploring the path out of the suffering brought about by craving and clinging... in whatever form that arises. You don't have to believe anything! The Buddha encouraged his students to "come and see" for yourself, and to learn by your own direct experience.
We have been meeting regularly since March 2015, and currently meet every Saturday from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Attendees are often from the following fellowships: NA, AA, OA, Alanon, ACA, and CoDa. Following a brief welcoming and introduction period, there is a 20 minute guided mindfulness meditation, followed by shared reading of a Buddhist Recovery themed book, and discussion on how the dharma teachings impact our addiction recovery. We are currently reading and studying Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery by William Alexander. We end with Loving Kindness (Metta) practice, followed by Dedication of Merit.


Contact: Email- buddhism12steps at gmail dot com


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Ohio, Holland


Meditation & Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Monday  —  8:00pm - 9:00pm


Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo

6537 Angola Road, Holland, OH 43528   Map


Other info:

This weekly meeting is open to people with any addiction, seeking recovery or in support of anyone seeking recovery. Honoring the traditions of anonymity in other recovery programs and to protect the privacy of our members, we use only our first names at this meeting.
With respect for the worth and dignity of each person, all are welcome here. We respect all forms of meditation, however during the meditation period, we ask that everyone be quiet and still out of respect for the practice.
The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen our meditation practice by communal effort and thereby strengthen our recovery program. Our meeting includes time for prayer or intention setting, meditation and discussion. Our discussion period offers us a chance to share openly about our experiences with meditation and recovery. For those new to meditation, beginning instruction will be offered.
A weekly book club meets just prior to this meeting to read and discuss a book related to meditation and recovery.


Contact: For more information: Website(s)- www.buddhisttempleoftoledo.org


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Ohio, Holland


Meditation & Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Friday (excluding the last Friday of each month)  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo

6537 Angola Road, Holland, OH 43528   Map


Other info:

This weekly meeting is open to people with any addiction, seeking recovery or in support of anyone seeking recovery. Honoring the traditions of anonymity in other recovery programs and to protect the privacy of our members, we use only our first names at this meeting.
With respect for the worth and dignity of each person, all are welcome here. We respect all forms of meditation, however during the meditation period, we ask that everyone be quiet and still out of respect for the practice.
The purpose of this meeting is to strengthen our meditation practice by communal effort and thereby strengthen our recovery program. Our meeting includes time for prayer or intention setting, meditation and discussion. Our discussion period offers us a chance to share openly about our experiences with meditation and recovery. For those new to meditation, beginning instruction will be offered.
A weekly book club meets just prior to this meeting to read and discuss a book related to meditation and recovery.


Contact: For more information: Website(s)- www.buddhisttempleoftoledo.org


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Oklahoma, Oklahoma City


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Wednesday  —  8:00pm


Innerspace Meditation and Healing Arts Center

2201 NW I-44 Service Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73112   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery OKC is part of a worldwide community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.


Contact: Chris Phone- (405) 633-3568    Website(s)- rrokc.wordpress.com (email via website) - refugerecovery.org (info on Refuge Recovery)


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Oklahoma, Oklahoma City


Refuge Recovery Meeting


Day/time: Sundays  —  4:30pm - 5:30pm


Innerspace Meditation and Healing Arts Center

2201 NW I-44 Service Rd., Oklahoma City, OK 73112   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery OKC is part of a worldwide community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.


Contact: Chris Phone- (405) 633-3568    Website(s)- rrokc.wordpress.com (email via website) - refugerecovery.org (info on Refuge Recovery)


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Oregon, Astoria


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  5:30pm - 7:00pm


Astoria Alano Club

760 Astor Street, Astoria, OR 97103   Map
(upstairs)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Levi Email- salmonspartan at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Bend


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  4:30pm - 5:30pm


Wren and Wild Yoga Studio

910 NW. Harriman St., Bend, OR 97703   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RRBend - www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Dallas


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Dallas Yoga & Balance Studio

115 SE Court St., Dallas, OR 97338   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverydallas at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Refuge Recovery-Dallas Facebook Page - www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Eugene


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Buddha Eye Temple

2190 Garfield Street, Eugene, OR 97405   Map
(corner of 22nd Ave. and Garfield St.)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Roxanne Email- huckleberrymountain at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com


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Oregon, Eugene


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Tuesday  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Sit Happens at Unitarian Church

1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405   Map
Rm. 2


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Terrance Email- terranceleegrosze at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com


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Oregon, Eugene


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Unitarian Church

1685 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97405   Map
Rm. 2


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Luke Email- riseupbjj at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com


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Oregon, Eugene


Refuge Recovery Process Addictions (all are welcome)


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Unitarian Universalist Church

1685 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97405   Map
Room 6


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Carmen Email- process dot addictions dot re at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com


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Oregon, Eugene


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Friday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Buddha Eye Temple

2190 Garfield Street, Eugene, OR 97405   Map
(corner of 22nd Ave. and Garfield St.)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Hillary Email- hilarie at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com


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Oregon, Eugene


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  8:00pm - 9:30pm


White Bird in the Yurt

341 E. 12th, Eugene, OR 97401   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Hillary Phone- (949) 310-7229 (text)    Website(s)- www.facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryEugene - www.refugerecoveryeugene.com


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Oregon, Forest Grove


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Friday  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


Forest Grove Recovery Center

2722 19th Place, Forest Grove, OR 97116   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Grants Pass


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


BE Yoga

980 SW 6th St., Grants Pass, OR 97526   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Monmouth


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  12:30pm - 1:30pm


Western Oregon University

345 N Monmouth Ave, Monmouth, OR 97361   Map
Modular Classrooms – Room 106


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- monmouthrefuge at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Newport


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Center for Health Education

740 SW 9th St, Newport, OR 97365   Map
Park in back. Starts at 7, try not to be late or knock loudly, door locks. Upstairs at the end of the hallway.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Eric Hanneman for more information Phone- 541-270-2281    Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/refugerecoverynewport - www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Newport


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Center for Health Education

740 SW 9th St, Newport, OR 97365   Map
Park in back. Starts at 7, try not to be late or knock loudly, door locks. Upstairs at the end of the hallway.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Eric Hanneman for more information Phone- 541-270-2281    Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/refugerecoverynewport - www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Portland


12-Step Meditation Meeting


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:00pm


The Alano Club of Portland

909 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210   Map
The Loft Room


Other info:

The meeting is open to anyone, with any addiction, from any 12-Step program.


Contact: Website(s)- www.portlandalano.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


TaborSpace

5441 Southeast Belmont Street, Portland, OR 97215   Map
(in The Annex downstairs)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Heart of Wisdom Zen Temple

6401 NE 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97211   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Note: This meeting is preceded by an Inventory Writing Group, meeting from 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Tuesday  —  6:30pm - 7:45pm


Cedar Hills Outpatient Services

1815 SW Marlow Ave., Portland, OR 97225   Map
Ste. 218


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery (Women's Meeting)


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Pine St. Sangha

8125 SE Pine St., Portland, OR 97215   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery (Mindful Men's Meditation Meeting)


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Flanders House

2926 NE Flanders St., Portland, OR 97232   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge Recovery Book Study


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00am - 8:30am


Portland Friends of Dhamma

1404 SE 25th Ave., Portland, OR 97214   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery - For Healthcare Professionals Only


Day/time: Monday  —  6:30pm - 7:45pm


Conference Room on the first floor

7105 SW Varns Street, Tigard, Portland, OR 97223   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.

Note: This group does not meet on major holidays that fall on Mondays (e.g., New Year’s Eve or Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Christmas Eve or Day)


Contact: Email- rrpdxhcp at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  12:00pm - 1:00pm


Alano Club

909 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210   Map
(The SE Room)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Portland


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Saturday  —  7:00pm - 8:15pm


Alano Club

909 NW 24th Avenue, Portland, OR 97210   Map
(The Loft)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverypdx at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups - www.refugerecoverypdx.org


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Oregon, Salem


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Tuesday  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


First Congregational Church

700 Marion St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Debbie Lee Email- debil52 at msn dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/RefugeRecoverySalem/ - www.refugerecovery.org


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Oregon, Salem


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Friday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem

5090 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97317   Map
(At the corner of Cordon Road NE and Center Street NE)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Email- widerchange at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/groups/RefugeRecoverySalem/ - www.refugerecovery.org


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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Meditation and Recovery - Sitting on the cushion, the next right step


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)


The Philadelphia Meditation Center

8 East Eagle Road, Havertown, Philadelphia, PA 19083   Map


Other info:

Using the booklet “9 Essays: Buddhism and the 12th Step Model of Recovery” made available to us by the generosity of the San Francisco Zen Center, this group will be exploring the connection between practice and recovery. Our mission is to bridge the Twelve Steps of AA and the four Noble Truths of Buddhism. The meeting will include a 20 minute silent meditation sit, a reading from the “9 Essays”, and an open discussion in the format of an AA meeting.
Booklets will be available at the center or can be downloaded from the internet. Click to download a PDF file of “9 Essays on Buddhism & the 12 Step Model of Recovery”
We will be adhering to the AA traditions (which include anonymity and confidentiality).
Creating a supportive community is an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to daily practice.


Contact: Phone- DIANE - (484) 326-1102 - WILLIAM - (610) 608-4499    Email- dooeyann at hotmail dot com - williamorem1 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.philadelphiameditation.org


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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Fridays (except major holidays)  —  7:30pm


Philadelphia Shambhala Center

2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103   Map
3rd floor


Other info:

A weekly support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the wisdom of recovery. Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addiction and recovery to our personal path as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditators through readings, contemplations, and sharing.

Each week we:

  • Meditate with others who are in recovery or exploring recovery
  • Offer contemplations or readings which inspire our recovery and support our practices
  • Share our personal experience, strength and courage
  • Integrate the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to recovery

"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

Open to meditation practitioners from all traditions and to Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.


Contact: Mark M. or Ned R. Email- phl dot hor dot coord at gmail dot com - nedster51 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- philadelphia.shambhala.org


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Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh


One Pine Zen Meditation Recovery Group


Day/time: Second and fourth Tuesday of the month  —  7:00pm


First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh

605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213   Map


Other info:

We offer a Zen (or Ch’an) Buddhist meditation and discussion group for people in 12-step recovery programs. This group supports those who want to integrate Buddhist teachings and practices into their 12-step program.
One Pine Zen Meditation Recovery Group offers teachings on basic Buddhist principles and will address such issues as how a “Higher Power” is understood in the context of Buddhist practice and how 12 step recovery programs fit within those principles.
The group is not an 12 step (AA, NA, etc.) meeting, but is an open group for anyone who is interested in Zen Buddhism and recovery. The group is not meant to replace, but to augment, other recovery efforts.
This group is led by Venerable Shih He-Laohu, a Ch’an monk with experience in recovery programs.
The evening begins with a brief meditation instruction, a period of meditation, seated meditation, a Dharma talk, followed by an open discussion. Like 12-step meetings, a donation is appreciated.


Contact: Venerable Shih He-Laohu Email- jmdudley92 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.onepinemeditation.org


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Rhode Island, Providence


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:30pm - 8:45pm


Mathewson Street United Methodist Church

134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903   Map
(3rd floor, RI cares office)


Other info:

Note: Please ring the bell to get let in if the door is locked.


Contact: Email- fredfx81 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/refugerecoveryprovidenceri


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South Dakota,



Other info:

If you live in Western South Dakota or Eastern Wyoming, and wish to become part of a group please see the contact details below.


Contact: Richard: Email- tipsyhotei at gmail dot com


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Tennessee, Nashville


Dharma practice and study group


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Embracing Simplicity Nashville

100 Taylor Street B-8, Nashville, TN 37208   Map


Other info:

Embracing Simplicity Nashville offers meditation, dharma study and support for your recovery from the phenomenon of suffering (mental anguish) and the conditions that give rise to suffering. No affiliations required or excluded.
Its founding teacher is a Dharmacharya and Lay minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order ordained by Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa.
The format is 30 minutes of meditation followed by discussion and dharma study, including works of authors in the Insight tradition, especially the Thai Forest teachers. The group is also supported by additional Dharmacharyas-in-training with Buddhist recovery experience.


Contact: Christie Bates (Passatininna) Phone- (615) 802-7287    Email- mettaphoric at gmail dot com


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Tennessee, Nashville


Refuge Recovery Meeting - book discussion


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


L&L Restaurant Supply Building

3816 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209   Map
(Ground floor. Plenty of off street parking)


Other info:

Meetings begin with a 20 minute guided meditation.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, codependency or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Zuby or Andrew Phone- ZUBY (513) 365-2547    Email- nashvillemindfulness at gmail dot com
Website(s)- againstthestreamnashville.com - www.refugerecovery.org


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Tennessee, Nashville


Refuge Recovery Meeting - topic discussion


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


L&L Restaurant Supply Building

3816 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209   Map
(Ground floor. Plenty of off street parking)


Other info:

Meetings begin with a 20 minute guided meditation.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, codependency or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Zuby or Andrew Phone- ZUBY (513) 365-2547    Email- nashvillemindfulness at gmail dot com
Website(s)- againstthestreamnashville.com - www.refugerecovery.org


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Texas, Austin


D.I.Y. Dharma


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


People's Pharmacy

3801 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704   Map
(Meeting room in the back of the building)


Other info:

We are non-denominational, and unaffiliated with any specific Recovery Group, Buddhist Group or teacher. We are a peer led meeting with leadership that rotates monthly. We are not a 12 Step Meeting but most of us attend regular 12 Step Meetings outside of this weekly group.
As a group we welcome anyone who wants to align their recovery with their Buddhist Practice. We welcome anyone at any level of practice and at any stage of recovery.
Our primary aim is to help anyone who wants to, to develop a regular meditation practice as a part of their recovery and to offer support for each other for our practice and our recovery.


Contact: Email- boscofreak at att dot net


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Texas, Richardson


Meditation and Recovery


Day/time: Thursdays  —  7:15pm - 8:30pm


The University of Texas at Dallas - Center for Students in Recovery

965-967 Drive A, Richardson, TX 75080   Map


Other info:

We are not a 12 step group but use Buddhist principles and meditation to address addiction. There are readings out of various books.

All are welcome.


Contact: Phone- (469) 502-1957    Email- janeinplano at gmail dot com


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Texas, San Antonio


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00pm


San Antonio Zen Center

417 W Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes.


Contact: Email- info at sanantoniozen dot org
Website(s)- sanantoniozen.org


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Texas, San Antonio


Buddhism and the 12 Step Model of Recovery


Day/time: Fridays  —  8:00pm


San Antonio Zen Center

417 W Woodlawn Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212   Map


Other info:

The format for the group is: 20 minutes of meditation, introductions (brief such as, “Hi my name is Rick and I’tm an addict”), then we read a Step from a book of nine essays on Buddhism and the Steps, which was compiled at the San Francisco Zen Center. We then have a discussion (the bulk of the meeting) followed by 5-10 minutes of meditation. We have been meeting weekly since the beginning of 2008. We are not a registered AA/NA/Alanon group but many of those who attend have experience in these traditions.


Contact: Email- info at sanantoniozen dot org
Website(s)- sanantoniozen.org


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Virginia, Alexandria


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesday  —  7:30pm - 8:30pm


Dao Vien Temple

4006 Buckman Road, Alexandria, VA 22309   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery, open, literature meeting.

PLEASE NOTE: this meeting will commence January 9, 2019.


Contact: Phone- (571) – 281 – 5688    Email- daovientemple at gmail dot com
Website(s)- daovientemple.com


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Washington, Bellingham


5th Precept / Mindful Recovery


Day/time: Fridays (weekly)  —  5:15pm - 6:45pm


Red Cedar Dharma Hall

1021 North Forest, Bellingham, WA 98225   Map
(directions: see website)


Other info:

Mindful Recovery is a peer support group that explores the relationship between mindfulness, Buddhist teachings, and the 12-step path to recovery from addictive behavior. Our weekly meetings focus on mindfulness meditation practice and developing insight into the habitual thoughts and patterns that drive our unskillful behaviors.
The format includes silent meditation, readings from Buddhist, mindfulness, and 12-step recovery literature, and discussion and sharing.
Our group is not affiliated with any Buddhist center or 12-step recovery program, and is not a substitute for 12-step meetings or dharma study. We honor the 12-step traditions of anonymity and confidentiality.


Contact: Bekah or Leigh - Email- bekahbfree at hotmail dot com - leighawirth at gmail dot com


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Washington, Bellingham


Refuge Reecovery


Day/time: Saturdays (weekly)  —  6:00 - 7:00pm


Red Cedar Dharma Hall

1021 North Forest, Bellingham, WA 98225   Map
(directions: see website)


Other info:

Open to all, no prior experience in Buddhism or meditation necessary.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Kelly - Phone- 360-676-4485    Email- kelly at belairclinic dot com


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Washington, Bellingham


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesdays (weekly)  —  6:00 - 7:00pm


Shambhala Center

2825 Meridian, Suite 201, Bellingham, WA 98225   Map


Other info:

Open to all, no prior experience in Buddhism or meditation necessary. This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Jeremy - Phone- 360-319-7047    


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Washington, Burlington


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:15pm - 8:15pm


Refuge Recovery - Burlington

121 S Spruce St., Burlington, WA 98233   Map


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

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Contact: Anthony Phone- 360-941-9100    Email- bryant dot a at gmail dot com


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Washington, Everett


Eight Step Recovery


Day/time: Sundays (weekly)  —  6:00 - 7:30pm


Unity Center for Positive Living

3231 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201   Map
(at 33rd Street)


Other info:

The Eight Step Recovery support group will cover the teachings of Vimalasara Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves from their book “Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's teachings to overcome addiction”.

We have a 3 minute meditation, a 15 minute meditation, and work through the book. All are welcome, not just those with a drug or alcohol related addiction.

Addiction is defined as any behavior, substance-related or not, that brings temporary pleasure or relief, a behavior one craves but is unable to stop despite negative consequences. We hope this group will be a support for you in your recovery and that it will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling way of life.


Contact: Karen and Chris - Phone- 425-772-0724    Email- karenf81092 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Unity Center for Positive Living


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Washington, Federal Way


One Breath at a Time - Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


North West Resources

33438 1st Way S., Federal Way, WA 98003   Map


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.


Contact: Jacob Email- iaxobus at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Battlefield Addiction


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Washington, Kirkland


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Mondays  —  7:00 - 8:00pm


Refuge Recovery - Kirkland @ Unitarian Kirkland Church

316 4th Ave S, Kirkland, WA 98033   Map
(LEADPrep Building Next to the main parking lot of Unitarian Church)


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".


Contact: Susan Email- eastsiderefuge at gmail dot com


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Washington, Olympia


Buddhist 12-Step Study Group


Day/time: Thursdays (weekly)  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


First Christian Church, Library

701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501   Map


Other info:

Participants each briefly report on their meditation and recovery work at the start of each meeting. Guided group meditation follows. The group breaks for tea, questions and answers, and a little conversation after meditation. The last 45 minutes together are structured by group reading & discussion of 12-Step Buddhist Literature to support participants’ walk down the eight-fold path and recovery. A new book is read every six to eight months.


Contact: Steven Aldrich - Email- stvnald at aol dot com


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Washington, Olympia


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:00pm


Nalanda Institute

1620 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506   Map


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.


Contact: Phone- 360-791-1728    Email- sproutdog at gmail dot com


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Washington, Olympia


Eight Step Recovery


Day/time: Mondays (Except 1st Monday of the month)  —  6:00pm - 7:30pm


P.O.W.E.R.

309 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501   Map


Other info:

Please Note: There is no meeting at P.O.W.E.R. on the first Monday of every month. The first Monday of the month is reserved for Business meeting and Buddhist Recovery Sangha Social at rotating locations. Contact Thomas 360.358.2379 for info.

Eight Step Recovery uses Buddhist teachings and tools to overcome addiction. The Eight Step program is a set of mindfulness teachings outlining a suggested course of action for recovery from addiction, stinking thinking, negative mental states, and compulsive and obsessive behaviors. This is a safe meeting for all including Trans/Queer/People of Color.

Eight Step Recovery is an inclusive resource and can be used in addition to any other recovery program including AA, NA, Refuge Recovery, SMART, etc. For members of AA/NA it can be an expression of the 11th step.


Contact: Thomas - Phone- 360-358-2379    Email- finding dot valentine at gmail dot com


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Washington, Olympia


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:00pm


Nalanda Institute

1620 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506   Map


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.


Contact: Phone- 360-791-1728    Email- sproutdog at gmail dot com


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Washington, Seattle


Buddhism & Recovery peer study group


Day/time: Thursday nights (Weekly)  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Seattle Area Support Group Community Center (SASG)

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112   Map


Other info:

This is a peer led meditation and discussion group on Buddhism and recovery, founded in Jan. of 2010. The format includes sitting meditation, a reading on Dharma & recovery, and open discussion on the reading and recovery support. We share facilitation within the group by signing up on a calendar, using a “script” of the meeting format. We do not teach meditation, but offer support for those who wish to find further meditation instruction. The group is not affiliated with any specific Buddhist or 12-step recovery fellowship, all are welcome. 1st THURS. EACH MONTH - MEDITATION PRACTICE, STUDY & DISCUSSION MEETING

This peer group is sponsored by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org


Contact: Emily Email- emilyshimada2 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- SASG


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Washington, Seattle


Heart of Recovery Group


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Seattle Shambhala Center

3107 E. Harrison Street, Madison Valley, Seattle, WA 98112   Map


Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Seattle Shambhala annex focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery to addictions of all kinds. 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 meditation practice
  • A topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night's facilitator
  • Discussion and exploration by group members
  • Sharing our experience, strength and hope
  • Dedication of merit

 

Open to all who are:

 

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

 

The meeting is free to attend, but we ask for a donation of any size to help cover rent.

 

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Email- heartofrecovery at seattleshambhala dot org
Website(s)- seattle.shambhala.org


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Washington, Seattle


Morning meditation & recovery group


Day/time: Sundays (weekly)  —  10:00am - 11:00am


Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112   Map


Other info:

Join us as we support each other in developing a daily meditation practice and share the challenges and celebrations of a life of sobriety.
We welcome all from any recovery path or Buddhist tradition.
Just bring your interest in Buddhist practice and learn how meditation can enhance your current recovery program.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Noah - Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com


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Washington, Seattle


Meditation and Discussion


Day/time: Tuesdays (weekly)  —  6:00pm - 7:15pm


Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112   Map


Other info:

Peer led support group where you can practice meditation for well being and healing from recovery of any kind

All are Welcome

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Noah - Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com


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Washington, Seattle


Mindful Recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays and Thursdays (weekly)  —  7:30 - 8:30pm


Fremont Recovery Sangha - Center for Holistic Health and Fitness

425 N 36th St, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103   Map


Other info:

20 minutes of mindfulness meditation followed by a short reading Of Buddhist teachings and dharma related to recovery. The meeting will then be open for group and peer share followed by a short closing meditation.


Contact: Jeremy - Email- risingsunmindfulness at gmail dot com


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Washington, Seattle


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturdays (weekly)  —  8:00pm - 9:30pm


The Vajra on 10th

1423 10th Ave Studio 9, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122   Map


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.


Contact: Rachael - Email- rachaelsavage11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook


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Washington, Seattle


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Wednesdays (weekly)  —  8:00pm - 9:30pm


The Vajra on 10th

1423 10th Ave Studio 9, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122   Map


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.


Contact: Rachael - Email- rachaelsavage11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook


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Washington, Seattle


Meditation and Discussion


Day/time: Fridays (weekly)  —  6:00pm - 7:00pm


Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112   Map


Other info:

Peer led support group where you can practice meditation for well being and healing from recovery of any kind

All are Welcome

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Noah - Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com


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Washington, Seattle


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays (weekly)  —  5:00pm - 6:30pm


Congregational United Church of Christ

6115 SW Hinds St, Alki, Seattle, WA 98116   Map
Upstairs in the Sunday School Room


Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined in the book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

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Contact: Susan - Email- smgodfrey54 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook


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Washington, Tacoma


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  8:00am


Downtown Tacoma

702 Court A, Tacoma, WA 98402   Map
(Behind Thai Pepper)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".


Contact: Chris Phone- [253] 844-5338    Website(s)- refugerecoverywashington.org - www.facebook.com/


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Washington, Vancouver


Refuge recovery


Day/time: Tuesdays  —  7:00pm - 8:30pm


Peace Health Education Center

400 NE Mother Joseph Pl., Vancouver, WA 98664   Map
(enter through 92nd Ave. from Mill Plain)


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced.


Contact: Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org


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Washington, Woodinville


Buddhist 12 Step Recovery


Day/time: Mondays (weekly)  —  7:30pm - 9:00pm


Sit Happens - Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church

19020 Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA 98072   Map
“We meet in portable classroom #2 behind the church.”


Other info:

We start our meeting with a quick check-in. Each person shares what has been going on with them lately. This gives us a chance to get to know each other better. Next, we take turns reading aloud from the current book selection on Buddhism and recovery. Then, we do a 20 minute silent meditation. After meditating, we have an open discussion about the material we read. We close with a 5 minute meditation and dedication of our practice.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.


Contact: Gary - Email- gary at tomlinsongroup dot net
Website(s)- www.wuuc.org


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Washington DC, Bethesda


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:15pm - 8:15pm


Del Ray Club

7611 Clarendon Rd., Bethesda, DC 20814   Map


Other info:

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Our weekly meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior. No prior meditation experience necessary.


Contact: Email- rrbethesdamd at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/refugerecoverymd


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Washington DC, Washington


Heart of Recovery Group


Day/time: Wednesdays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C.

3520 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008   Map


Other info:

This meditation and discussion group brings together Shambhala Buddhist meditation practice with the Twelve Steps recovery programs.

Meetings are anonymous and confidential and explore the relationship of addictions and recovery to our personal paths as warriors, bodhisattvas, and meditation practitioners. Meeting format includes: sitting practice; a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night’s 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.


Contact: Scott: Phone- (240) 478-1513    Email- sperkins67 at mac dot com
Website(s)- www.shambhala.org/centers/washingtondc


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Washington DC, Washington


DC Mindfulness in Recovery


Day/time: Sunday  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


The Center For Mindful Living

4708 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Tenleytown, Washington, DC 20016   Map
Suite 200 (2nd floor). 3 blocks north (near Steak 'n Egg) of the Tenleytown-AU Red line Metro stop.


Other info:

No need to apply, just show up!
Our group is open to those new to meditation and seasoned practitioners alike with a common interest in the intersection of Buddhist teachings and 12 Step recovery. All 12 Steppers are welcome and we ask that participants have continuous recovery, as defined by their 12 Step group, and that a working relationship with that group be established before attending your first meeting.


Contact: Website(s)- Insight Meditation Community of Washington


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Wisconsin, Madison


Madison Meditation and Recovery Group


Day/time: Every Wednesday  —  5:30pm - 6:30pm


Neighborhood House Community Center

29 South Mills St., Madison, WI 53715   Map


Other info:

The meeting has been running for 4 years.
Format and approach: 30 minutes of silent meditation; brief reading; 20 minute 12-Step meeting. We are a cross-fellowship group welcoming anybody in any form of 12-Step recovery. We are non-sectarian and promote no specific form of meditation, as long as it is silent and seated.


Contact: Email- meditationandrecovery at gmail dot com
Website(s)- sites.google.com/site/meditationandrecovery


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Wisconsin, Madison


Heart of Recovery Group


Day/time: Sundays  —  7:15pm - 8:45pm


Shambhala Center of Madison

408 S. Baldwin Street, Madison, WI 53703   Map


Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group at the Shambhala Center of Madison with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the 12 Steps of recovery. We focus on sharing our experience while bringing together meditation practice with our individual paths of recovery from addiction.

Meeting format includes:

Sitting meditation instruction and practice A topic offering in the form of a brief share or reading by the facilitator Discussion and exploration by group members Sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope There is no charge for the meetings, but donations to the operating costs of the Shambhala Center of Madison are welcomed.

Open to all.


Contact: Phone- (608) 441-8868    Email- madisonshambhala at gmail dot com
Website(s)- madison.shambhala.org


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Wisconsin, Madison


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  6:00pm


Connections Corner building

5001 University Ave., Madison, WI 53705   Map
Use the entrance on the back of the building in the parking lot.


Other info:

Refuge Recovery: Is a mindfulness-based addiction recovery community that practices and utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the foundation of the recovery process. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed on both knowledge and empathy as a means for overcoming addiction and its causes. Those struggling with any form of addiction greatly benefit when they are able to understand the suffering that addiction has created while developing compassion for the pain they have experienced. We hope to serve you, and meet you on the path.


Contact: Email- refugerecoverymadison at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.facebook.com/refugerecoverymadison/


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Wisconsin, Milwaukee


11-Step Meditation Meeting


Day/time: Sunday  —  6:30pm - 7:30pm


Milwaukee Mindfulness Practice Center

1922 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211   Map
(a block and a half east of Oakland - between Murray & Cramer)


Other info:

The meeting has been running since fall of 2009. It is open to all interested in working a 12 Step recovery program (from any program). We welcome those individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.
The typical format is: introductions, 20 minutes of mindful sitting meditation, 5 minutes of walking meditation, a reading from the book 12 Steps on Buddha’s Path: Bill, Buddha, and We, followed by sharing.


Contact: Website(s)- www.milwaukeemindfulness.com


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Wisconsin, Milwaukee


Heart of Recovery


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm – 8:30pm


Shambhala Meditation Center of Milwaukee

2344 N Oakland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211   Map


Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery from addictions of all kinds. 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.

Heart of Recovery is open to all meditation practitioners, all 12-step practitioners and anyone interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

Meetings will include sitting practice and discussion and exploration of topics to share our experience, strength and hope.


Contact: Phone- (414) 277-8020    Website(s)- milwaukee.shambhala.org


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Wyoming,



Other info:

If you live in Western South Dakota or Eastern Wyoming, and wish to become part of a group please see the contact details below.


Contact: Richard: Email- tipsyhotei at gmail dot com


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