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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: United States > Tennessee


Nashville


Dharma practice and study group


Day/time: Sundays  —  6:30pm - 8:00pm


Embracing Simplicity Nashville

100 Taylor Street, Nashville, TN 37208   Map
B-8


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Embracing Simplicity Nashville offers meditation, dharma study and support for your recovery from the phenomenon of suffering (mental anguish) and the conditions that give rise to suffering. No affiliations required or excluded.
Its founding teacher is a Dharmacharya and Lay minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order ordained by Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa.
The format is 30 minutes of meditation followed by discussion and dharma study, including works of authors in the Insight tradition, especially the Thai Forest teachers. The group is also supported by additional Dharmacharyas-in-training with Buddhist recovery experience.


Contact: Christie Bates (Passatininna) Phone- (615) 802-7287    Email- mettaphoric at gmail dot com


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Nashville


Refuge Recovery Meeting - book discussion


Day/time: Monday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


L&L Restaurant Supply Building

3816 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209   Map
(Ground floor. Plenty of off street parking)


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Meetings begin with a 20 minute guided meditation.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, codependency or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Zuby or Andrew Phone- ZUBY (513) 365-2547    Email- nashvillemindfulness at gmail dot com
Website(s)- againstthestreamnashville.com - www.refugerecovery.org


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Nashville


Refuge Recovery Meeting - topic discussion


Day/time: Thursday  —  7:00pm - 8:00pm


L&L Restaurant Supply Building

3816 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209   Map
(Ground floor. Plenty of off street parking)


Other info:

Meetings begin with a 20 minute guided meditation.
Refuge Recovery is a practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. The main inspiration and guiding philosophy for the Refuge Recovery program are the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in India twenty-five hundred years ago. He was a radical psychologist and a spiritual revolutionary. through his own efforts and practices, he came to understand why human beings experience and cause so much suffering. He referred to the root cause of suffering as “uncontrollable thirst or repetitive craving.” This “thirst” tends to arise in relation to pleasure, but it may also arise as a craving for unpleasant experiences to go away, or as an addiction to people, places, things, or experiences. This is the same thirst of the alcoholic, the same craving as the addict, and the same attachment as the codependent.
Eventually, Siddhartha came to understand and experience a way of living that ended all forms of suffering. He did this through a practice and process that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. After freeing himself from the suffering caused by craving, he spent the rest of his life teaching others how to live a life of well-being and freedom, a life free from suffering. He became known as the Buddha, and his teachings became known as Buddhism. the Refuge Recovery program has adapted the core teachings of the Buddha as a treatment of addiction.
Buddhism recognizes a nontheistic approach to spiritual practice. The Refuge Recovery program of recovery does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to trust the process and do the hard work of recovery.
These meetings are appropriate for anyone in recovery from any type of compulsive behavior, codependency or interested in recovery. No meditation experience is necessary.


Contact: Zuby or Andrew Phone- ZUBY (513) 365-2547    Email- nashvillemindfulness at gmail dot com
Website(s)- againstthestreamnashville.com - www.refugerecovery.org


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Nashville


Embracing Inner Child


Day/time: Friday  —  6:30pm - 7:30pm


Mindful Nashville

100 Taylor Street, Nashville, TN 37208   Map


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20 minutes of meditation followed by open shares based on ACA Recovery.


Contact: Anthony Best Phone- 971-801-5230    Email- innerchild1978 at gmail dot com


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