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October 2018

San Luis Obispo Talk

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meditation and dharma talk on Buddhism and Recovery at the White Heron Sangha.

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San Luis Obispo Dharma and Recovery Daylong

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Dharma and Recovery Daylong for the White Heron Sangha.The day will include meditation instruction, lecture on recovery, 12 Step, and Buddhist themes, Q&A, and small group work. Anyone with an interest in recovery is welcome.

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Living Kindness Half-Day in San Luis Obispo

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
White Heron Sangha,
6615 Bay Laurel Pl.
Avila Beach, CA 93424 United States
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Teachings on compassion and mindfulness for the White Heron Sangha. Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Lovingkindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be extremely valuable to see how the Buddha addressed these relevant topics: • the challenges of living with…

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Berkeley Dharma and Recovery

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery,
2304 McKinley Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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This group meets at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma…

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Living Kindness Daylong at Spirit Rock

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA United States
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Living Kindness: Buddhist Teachings for a Troubled World Lovingkindness, or metta, is sometimes depicted as a simple “open your heart and love everybody” practice, but a closer look at the Buddha’s teachings reveals a more complex and nuanced picture. In a time of great conflict and contention in our society, it can be extremely valuable to see how the Buddha addressed these relevant topics: • the challenges of living with other people; • the risk of hating anyone, even your…

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November 2018
$15 - $30

Spirit Rock Dharma and Recovery

November 9 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA United States
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This group meets on the second Friday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma theme will be discussed.

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Berkeley Dharma and Recovery

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery,
2304 McKinley Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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This group meets at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery on the fourth Tuesday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma…

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December 2018
$15 - $30

Spirit Rock Dharma and Recovery

December 14 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Spirit Rock Meditation Center,
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Woodacre, CA United States
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This group meets on the second Friday of each month to explore the intersection of recovery with Buddhist teaching and practices. Held on an ongoing basis, we welcome people who identify with any of the full range of addictions – from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are always welcome. Includes discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/Dharma theme will be discussed.

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April 2019

Insight Meditation Retreat: Conscious Contact and Mindful Recovery

April 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Vajrapani Institute,
Boulder Creek, CA United States
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This seven day silent retreat will use the traditional structure of Insight meditation retreats, with sitting, walking, Dharma talks, meditation instruction, and meetings with the teachers. The theme of the retreat is recovery-oriented, but the retreat is open to anyone. The talks will address traditional Buddhist topics like the Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, Four Divine Abodes, and Five Hindrances. For information and to register, contact Greg Pergament: wakanmonk@aol.com Cost: $835 for dorm room including meals. A few cabins,…

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June 2019

Buddhism-12 Step Meditation Retreat

June 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Ecodharma Retreat Center,
8941 Overland Rd
Ward, CO 80481 United States
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Join us for a unique meditation retreat combining traditional Buddhist practices with recovery work. Primarily conducted in silence, the retreat focuses on insight/mindfulness meditation, with additional interactive exercises, lecture, and meetings exploring ways that Buddhism and the Steps can complement each other. The emphasis will be on bringing mindfulness to all our activities, whether in formal meditation, movement, speaking, listening, or eating. Participants will practice Noble Silence outside of the interactive exercises and 12-Step-style meetings. All recovery paths are welcome, whether…

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