Program Details

Heart of Recovery. IN PORTLAND

June 9 / 6:30 PM - June 9 / 8:00 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 6:30-8:00pm at the NEW Portland Shambhala Center @ 81 Oak Street.

For more information, contact  Kudra M. or 207 899-8187.

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