Continuing the discussion from Recovery Dharma: TS Sangha:
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement that uses the Buddhist practices of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. The program is based on the idea that every one of us is our own guide in recovery from addiction, with the help and understanding of our wise friends and sangha (community).
Adapted from the Recovery Dharma website: www.recoverydharma.org
This thread is being created with the intention of discussing the Recovery Dharma book and offer support to anyone working through it.
I facilitate a weekly meeting on Zoom which everyone is welcome to join! I will also post the meditation and section of the book covered each week for shares, comment and discussion. For anyone who would like to work through the inquiries, we can set up a private message thread.
Zoom meeting details:
Tuesdays, 13:00 GMT join via this link
or use meeting ID: 558 318 4669 password: 12345
There are also a number of other meetings taking place with something available most days and times. Attendance at meetings is not a necessary part of engaging here although they are lovely and I would recommend trying one. A regular meditation practice, or the intention of cultivating one, is essential.
For meditation inspiration check out the Recovery Dharma book, the Sangha Support page of the Recovery Dharma website, the Recovery Dharma YouTube channel and the Talking Sober meditation thread.
Refuge does not arise in a particular place, but in the space within the goodness of our hearts. When this space is imbued with wisdom, respect, and love, we call it sangha. We hope that the pain of addiction, trauma, and feeling “apart” actually leads us back toward the heart and that we might understand compassion, wisdom, and change ever more deeply. As we have learned from practice, great pain does not erase goodness, but in fact informs it.
May we make the best use of our practice, and whatever freedom arises from our efforts here today. May this be a cause and condition for less suffering and more safety in our world.