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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States > 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


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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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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


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"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 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


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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 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)


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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 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


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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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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


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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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