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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States > 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.


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


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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)


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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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