The Buddhist Recovery Network lists meetings and meditation groups internationally. The site includes book relevant book reviews and an opportunity to be involved in an international movement. If you have a group, please contact Paul Saintilan: paul@icecalm.com to get listed.

Bay Area Buddhist Recovery Groups:

  • Berkeley Dharma and Recovery, Second Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:00pm, Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley. Led by Walt Opie.
  • Judith Ragir’s Website. A Zen priest in Minneapolis/St. Paul who teaches Buddhism and the 12 Steps. Her site includes loads of talks on Buddhism and recovery, as well as her teaching schedule.
  • Dharma Punx, Noah Levine’s homepage.
  • Sarpashana, a program for recovery offered by the Tibetan Shambhala centers at one time. Although the program seems to be defunct, there is a sourcebook available from this page.

An interesting article by George Taylor dealing with a couple dealing with alcoholism.

Here are some Twelve Step and recovery resources on the web:

Here are some great Dharma websites:

  • Access to Insight – Amazing set of Theravada Suttas as well as writings from contemporary teachers.
  • Buddhanet – look at the “e-books” for some interesting PDF versions of varied topics. Wide variety of excellent teachings.
  • Spirit Rock – Spirit Rock Meditation Society in Marin County, schedule of events, teacher bios, retreats, daylongs, benefits. Founded by Jack Kornfield and others, this is a beautiful place for retreat
  • Insight Meditation Society – in Massachusetts, schedule, teachers. The sister center to Spirit Rock, founded by Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Sharon Salzberg, and another wonderful place for retreat practice.
  • Inquiring Mind the journal of vipassana meditation. Read articles online and subscribe to this donation-based journal.
  • Insight Dialogue – website of Gregory Kramer, an innovative approach to interactive dharma practice.
  • Amaravati Monastery – in the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chaa. Ajahn Amaro is the Abbott. UK.
  • Abhayagiri Monastery – in the Thai Forest tradition of Ajahn Chaa. Northern California.
  • Leigh Brasington – Home page for Leigh Brasington, a dharma teacher; full of resources for people interested in Buddhism. Especially useful for those interested in the meditative absorptions or jhanas which is Leigh’s teaching specialty.
  • Bodhi Monastery, home of Bhikkhu Bodhi, noted translator of early Buddhist texts. Site has a treasure trove of talks on the Majjhima Nikaya, one of the most important Buddhist texts. Bhikkhu Bodhi has a great non-profit helping women in developing countries: Buddhist Global Relief.
  • Cloud Mountain – meditation center in Southern Washington state. Beautiful place for retreat. Presents a variety of Buddhist teachers.
  • San Francisco Zen Center – which holds a Zen/Twelve Step meeting on Monday nights. Also access Green Gulch and Tassajara from this site.
  • Shambhala Mountain Center a retreat center in the Rockies where I teach. Founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. And here is their blog: ShambhalaBlog.org.

The artist Scott Harrington does Buddhist-inspired art including a painting called “A Burning Desire.”