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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States > 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

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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

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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

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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


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

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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.

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Refuge Recovery

Day/time: Sundays  —  6:15pm

Dharma Field Zen Center

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

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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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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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