Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND
December 16 / 6:30 PM - December 16 / 8:30 PM
"Sobriety is finding a new way of living that involves engagement where there was
withdrawal; generosity where there was self-centeredness; community where there
was isolation; joy where there was bitterness; trust where there was cynicism."
- Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Shambhala Center focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to sobriety. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program in a familiar and comfortable environment. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.
Meeting format includes: meditation instruction, sitting practice, a topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading, sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope and ending with a dedication of merit/prayer.
Open to all who are:
- Buddhist practitioners from any tradition or
- 12 Step practitioners from any program or
- Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from any addiction.
Cost: Donation greatly appreciated, but not required to attend.
Meets Weekly on Mondays at 6:30-7:30pm at the NEW Portland Shambhala Center @ 81 Oak Street.
For more information, contact Kudra M. firstname.lastname@example.org or 207 899-8187.