Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States > Minnesota
Buddhism and Recovery
Day/time: Every Monday — 7:00pm - 8:00pm
"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 of the 12-Step programs. We encourage the use of mindfulness and meditation and are grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion, and interdependence."
— Adapted from Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook
Email- buddhismandrecoveryduluthmn at gmail dot com
Day/time: Wednesday — 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Allina Outpatient Addiction - Unity Campus
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 meditation, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing.
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.
Mindfulness in the 12 Steps
Day/time: Fridays — 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Common Ground Meditation Center
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.
Phone- (612) 722-8260 Email- info at commongroundmeditation dot org
Buddhism and the 12 Steps of Recovery
Day/time: Thursdays — 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Minnesota Zen Meditation Center
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.
Phone- (612) 822-5313 Email- info at mnzencenter dot org
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
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.
Day/time: Sundays — 6:15pm
Dharma Field Zen Center
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.
Beau Email- refugerecovery dot df at gmail dot com
Day/time: Saturdays — 11:30am
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
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.
Peter Email- refugerecovery dot lhsc at gmail dot com
Day/time: Tuesdays — 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Lotus Center
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.
12 Steps and Buddhism
Day/time: Mondays — 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Clouds in Water Zen Center
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