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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: USA > Massachusetts


Boston

Venue:

Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:30pm

Type:

The Heart of Recovery: A weekly meditation and sharing support group bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps.

Address:

646 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02445 (map)
(one block off Route 9 and the Riverway)

Other info:

The group will meet weekly in the main shrine room to: welcome each other; practice Shamatha Viphasyana (peace of mind, awareness of mind) meditation; share our personal experience, strength and hope. We will use the principles of Council (a talking stick) practice and The Twelve Step traditions (no cross talk & anonymity) to: integrate the basic goodness of meditation with our commitment to abstinence. Open to all Buddhist practitioners from all traditions and Twelve Step practitioners from all programs.

Contact:

Leader: John R.: Phone- (617) 699-8130    Email- recovery at shambhalaboston dot org
Website(s)- www.shambhalaboston.org

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Brewster

Venue:

Drydock Clubhouse

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

12 step Buddhist meeting

Address:

1439 main Street Route 6A, Brewster, MA 02631 (map)

Other info:

Format of the meeting:
- Welcome
- 20 minute meditation
- Read from “One Breath At A Time”
- Discussion
- Declaration of Merit
- Serenity Prayer
- Close

Contact:

Phone- (508) 922-2917    Email- redc52 at me dot com

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Hyannis

Venue:

The Foster Building

Day:

Tuesdays

Time:

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery 12 Step Group

Address:

76 W. Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601  (map)
Suite 302 (Please note that there is no elevator.)

Other info:

This weekly meditation & 12 step group integrates the wisdom of Buddhism and the 12 Steps to help us end the suffering of our addictions (alcohol, other drugs, food, gambling). You don’t have to be a Buddhist or experienced with meditation to participate.

The format is:

  • Introductions.
  • Reading from Buddhist (Vipassana, Zen, Tibetan), nonsectarian mindfulness, or 12 Step literature.
  • Sitting meditation for 20 minutes.
  • Open or topical discussion.
  • 10 minute period of sitting meditation.
  • Closing.

Please note: meeting starts May 16, 2017

 

Contact:

Carol Bolstad Phone- (617) 650-6497    Email- clearmindcapecod at gmail dot com

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Pittsfield

Venue:

George B. Crane Memorial Center

Day:

Fridays

Time:

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Type:

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

Address:

81 Linden St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 (map)

Other info:

Our weekly Buddhism and the 12 Steps Recovery Meeting is open to people of all recovery paths, including but not limited to, all 12 Step programs. We incorporate Buddhist teachings and practices as tools for recovery from any addiction. A daily practice of mindfulness and meditation is encouraged.
Our meetings begin with meditation, followed by reading and discussion and concludes with a Buddhist prayer or blessing.

Our meeting was established under The Pittsfield Sangha, founded by Pema Tara. The Pittsfield Sangha is currently led by Mr. Bruce McCarter.

Our meeting operates within the AA tradition. A basket is passed to collect funds to pay for the rent of the space.

Contact:

Katherine G. Phone- (413) 464-4905    Email- pauseinpittsfield at yahoo dot com

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Vineyard Haven

Venue:

Vineyard Haven Public Library

Day:

Monday Evenings

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Meditation Recovery

Address:

200 Main St, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 (map)

Other info:

“Meditation Recovery” is a meditation group for anyone recovering from any addiction. Our focus is the ways in which Buddhist philosophy and the twelve steps of recovery intersect and enhance each other, and how meditation can deepen and enrich the spiritual path of recovery, though you don’t have to be a Buddhist to attend. We just work with our minds, and see what’s what.
Our format is meditation, a reading or presentation, and discussion. First there is a brief welcome/introduction, followed by a 15-minute meditation period. This is followed by a short reading a selected text, then discussion. We finish with another ten minutes of meditation, and close with the serenity prayer, and a bow.
This group is not affiliated with any major 12-step program, but many of our members are. Donations are accepted, but none is expected. This is an open meeting; all are welcome.

Contact:

Email- sit dot stay dot heal dot bow dot wow at gmail dot com

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