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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: USA > California > Santa Cruz



Venue:

Pacific Cultural Center

Suburb:

Soquel

Day:

Sundays

Time:

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Type:

Conscious Contact Meditation Meeting. Open AA Meeting

Address:

1307 Seabright Ave, Soquel, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 (map)

Other info:

Meeting is divided into three segments:

  • reading (from either Big Book, 12 x 12, or Spiritual Awakenings [Grapevine excerpts]);
  • discussion;
  • 20-minute meditation.

Meeting has been held since 2006, regular attendance approx. 20-25 persons.

Contact:

Tom W: Phone- (831) 295-2127    Email- watkriege at cruzio dot com

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Venue:

Calvary Episcopal Church

Day:

Monday - Friday daily

Time:

11:00am - 12 noon

Type:

Sought Through Meditation - Open AA meeting

Address:

532 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)
"Fireside Room"

Other info:

Sought Through Meditation is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, dedicated to the practice of meditation in an AA meeting setting. It offers an opportunity to share the experience, strength and hope of the 11th Step. All are welcome who are interested in improving their conscious contact with the God of their understanding.
Format: 30 minute silent meditation followed by general discussion/sharing.
The meeting began 3/2/09. Usual attendance: 8-10 people.

Contact:

Tom Watson: Phone- (831) 426-2268    Email- watkriege at cruzio dot com

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Venue:

Santa Cruz Zen Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

6:45pm - 7:45pm

Type:

Ordinary Recovery

Address:

113 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Zen Center, the group began November 6, 2009, and meets in the Zendo.
This is a group for people working with recovery and the addictive mind. Sessions consist of 20 minutes of meditation, a reading and short talk, followed by open discussion.
The group is open to all addictions and those interested in integrating all modes of addiction recovery practice, including 12-step work, with Zen Buddhism.

Contact:

JP: Phone- (831) 457-0206    Email- jplavalamp at yahoo dot com

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Venue:

Insight Santa Cruz

Day:

Tuesday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.
Refuge Recovery is a community of people who are using the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Contact:

Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.insightsantacruz.org

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Venue:

Insight Santa Cruz

Day:

Sunday

Time:

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Rebel Dharma

Address:

1010 Fair Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is open to all forms of recovery. There is no requirement for attendance and we welcome all those who are seeking freedom from addiction. We will explore how Dharma practice can deepen this process.

Contact:

Email- jasmurph40 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.insightsantacruz.org

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Venue:

Body & Soul Healing Center

Day:

Friday

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery Meeting

Address:

738 Chestnut St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (map)

Other info:

This meeting has 20 min guided meditation, reading from a passage of the book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery”, and discussion.

Contact:

Email- karahbellaa at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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