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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States > Minnesota


Duluth


Buddhism and Recovery


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


Inner Bliss

1434 E. Superior St., Duluth, MN 55805   Map


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We use the books Buddhism & The Twelve Steps Workbook and Eight Step Recovery as guiding texts. The topic may be taken from, or a reading of, either text.

"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


Contact: Email- buddhismandrecoveryduluthmn at gmail dot com


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Fridley


Refuge Recovery


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


Allina Outpatient Addiction - Unity Campus

7590 Lyric Lane NE, Fridley, MN 55432   Map


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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.


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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


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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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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


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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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Minneapolis


Twin Cities Insight


Day/time: 3rd Wednesday of each month  —  6:30pm


Coffee Canteen

3255 Bryant Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55408   Map
(Bryant Ave S and W 33rd St)


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The meetings are filled with kindness and compassion, and grounded with feeling for taking small and yet important steps for inner awareness.
The group is facilitated by Constance Casey, MDiv. She provides perspective for recovery and Buddhist practice.
Here is a link for folks to rsvp for the meetings and join the group: meetup.com/TwinCitiesInsight/

You can learn about Constance at constancecasey.com


Contact: Website(s)- www.meetup.com/TwinCitiesInsight - www.constancecasey.com


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Minneapolis


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:00pm


Minnesota Zen Meditation Center

3343 East Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408   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- refugerecovery dot mzmc at gmail dot com
Website(s)- facebook.com/RefugeRecoveryAtMZMC


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Minneapolis


Refuge Recovery


Day/time: Saturdays  —  11:30am


Lake Harriet Spiritual Community

4401 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410   Map


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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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Moorhead


Refuge Recovery


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


The Lotus Center

200 5th St S, Moorhead, MN 56560   Map
Room 301


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 - refugerecoveryfargo.org


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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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