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Buddhist Recovery Meetings: USA > Washington


Bellevue

Venue:

Eastside Center for Family - Love Life

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:30 - 8:30

Type:

Sit and Share

Address:

2025 112th Avenue NE, Suite 201, Bellevue, WA 98020 (map)

Other info:

This meeting follows the Sit and Share Meeting Format:  

  • Ten minute meditation,
  • Ten minute meditation topic
  • 40 min Sangha. 

Contact:

Laura Phone- 206-604-0939    Email- laura at eastsidetherapists dot com
Website(s)- eastsidecenterforfamily.com/

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Bellingham

Venue:

Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Day:

Fridays (weekly)

Time:

5:15pm - 6:45pm

Type:

5th Precept / Mindful Recovery

Address:

1021 North Forest , Bellingham, WA 98225 (map)
(directions: see website)

Other info:

Mindful Recovery is a peer support group that explores the relationship between mindfulness, Buddhist teachings, and the 12-step path to recovery from addictive behavior. Our weekly meetings focus on mindfulness meditation practice and developing insight into the habitual thoughts and patterns that drive our unskillful behaviors.
The format includes silent meditation, readings from Buddhist, mindfulness, and 12-step recovery literature, and discussion and sharing.
Our group is not affiliated with any Buddhist center or 12-step recovery program, and is not a substitute for 12-step meetings or dharma study. We honor the 12-step traditions of anonymity and confidentiality.

Contact:

Bekah or Leigh -  Email- bekahbfree at hotmail dot com - leighawirth at gmail dot com

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Bellingham

Venue:

Red Cedar Dharma Hall

Day:

Saturdays (weekly)

Time:

6:00 - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Reecovery

Address:

1021 North Forest , Bellingham, WA 98225 (map)
(directions: see website)

Other info:

Open to all, no prior experience in Buddhism or meditation necessary.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Kelly -  Phone- 360-676-4485    Email- kelly at belairclinic dot com

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Burlington

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - Burlington

Day:

Mondays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

121 S Spruce St., Burlington, WA 98233 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

Attendance Slips Signed

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Anthony Phone- 360-941-9100    Email- bryant dot a at gmail dot com

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Everett

Venue:

Unity Center for Positive Living

Day:

Sundays (weekly)

Time:

6:00 - 7:30pm

Type:

Eight Step Recovery

Address:

3231 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201 (map)
(at 33rd Street)

Other info:

The Eight Step Recovery support group will cover the teachings of Vimalasara Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves from their book “Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's teachings to overcome addiction”.

We will incorporate the AGE meditation, chanting, other meditations such as loving-kindness and breath awareness, and will work through the book. All are welcome, not just those with a drug or alcohol related addiction. Addiction is defined as any behavior, substance-related or not, that brings temporary pleasure or relief, a behavior one craves but is unable to stop despite negative consequences. We hope this group will be a support for you in your recovery and that it will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling way of life.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Karen and Chris -  Phone- 425-772-0724    Email- Karenf81092 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Unity Center for Positive Living

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Olympia

Venue:

First Christian Church, Library

Day:

Thursdays (weekly)

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Type:

Buddhist 12-Step Study Group

Address:

701 Franklin St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (map)

Other info:

Participants each briefly report on their meditation and recovery work at the start of each meeting. Guided group meditation follows. The group breaks for tea, questions and answers, and a little conversation after meditation. The last 45 minutes together are structured by group reading & discussion of 12-Step Buddhist Literature to support participants’ walk down the eight-fold path and recovery. A new book is read every six to eight months.

Contact:

Steven Aldrich -  Email- StvnAld at aol dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Group Community Center (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Thursday nights (Weekly)

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Buddhism & Recovery peer study group

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

This is a peer led meditation and discussion group on Buddhism and recovery, founded in Jan. of 2010. The format includes sitting meditation, a reading on Dharma & recovery, and open discussion on the reading and recovery support. We share facilitation within the group by signing up on a calendar, using a “script” of the meeting format. We do not teach meditation, but offer support for those who wish to find further meditation instruction. The group is not affiliated with any specific Buddhist or 12-step recovery fellowship, all are welcome. 1st THURS. EACH MONTH - MEDITATION PRACTICE, STUDY & DISCUSSION MEETING

This peer group is sponsored by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org

Contact:

Emily Email- emilyshimada2 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- SASG

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Seattle

Venue:

Mindful Recovery - University Congregational United Church of Christ - Chapel

Suburb:

University District

Day:

Mondays (weekly)

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

Meditation and Discussion

Address:

4515 16th Ave. N.E., University District, Seattle, WA 98105 (map)
(In the University District)

Other info:

Mindful Meditation & Recovery is a peer facilitated group providing a safe place to support those in recovery or suffering from addiction, whether their own or a loved one’s. We welcome all those interested in using Buddhist meditation techniques as a tool to help with the dis-ease of addiction.
The first half of the meeting is open to anyone interested in meditation, after which we have a recovery circle from 8:15 ~ 9:00pm for those interested in sharing and support with their recovery.

* Parking available in the 16th avenue lot, glass chapel doors are in South. Knock loud if coming much after 7pm as the doors may be locked.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Calico -  Email- seattlemindfulrecovery at gmail dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Seattle Shambhala Center

Suburb:

Madison Valley

Day:

Wednesdays

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Type:

"Heart of Recovery" Group

Address:

3107 E. Harrison Street, Madison Valley, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

The Heart of Recovery is a group meeting at the Seattle Shambhala annex focused on sharing support while bringing together contemplative practice and a commitment to recovery to addictions of all kinds. 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:

  • Sitting meditation practice
  • A topic offering in the form of brief comments or a reading by the night's facilitator
  • Discussion and exploration by group members
  • Sharing our experience, strength and hope
  • Dedication of merit

Open to all who are:

  • Buddhist practitioners from any tradition
  • 12 Step practitioners from any program
  • Individuals interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to recovery from addiction and addictive behaviors.

The meeting is free to attend, but we ask for a donation of any size to help cover rent.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Email- heartofrecovery at seattleshambhala dot org
Website(s)- seattle.shambhala.org

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Seattle

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Sundays (weekly)

Time:

10:00am - 11:00am

Type:

Morning meditation & recovery group

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

Join us as we support each other in developing a daily meditation practice and share the challenges and celebrations of a life of sobriety.
We welcome all from any recovery path or Buddhist tradition.
Just bring your interest in Buddhist practice and learn how meditation can enhance your current recovery program.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Noah -  Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Tuesdays (weekly)

Time:

6:00pm - 7:15pm

Type:

Meditation and Discussion

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

Peer led support group where you can practice meditation for well being and healing from recovery of any kind

All are Welcome

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Noah -  Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Eight Step Recovery Book Study

Day:

Saturdays (weekly)

Time:

11:00am - 12:30pm

Type:

Eight Step Recovery

Address:

12056 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (map)
Unit C-2. The entrance is on NE 123rd St.

Other info:

The Eight Step Recovery support group will cover the teachings of Vimalasara Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves from their book “Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's teachings to overcome addiction”. We will incorporate the AGE meditation, chanting, other meditations such as loving-kindness and breath awareness, and will work through the book. All are welcome, not just those with a drug or alcohol related addiction. Addiction is defined as any behavior, substance-related or not, that brings temporary pleasure or relief, a behavior one craves but is unable to stop despite negative consequences. We hope this group will be a support for you in your recovery and that it will lead you to a happier, more fulfilling way of life.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Rebekah -  Phone- 206-383-6363    Email- eightsteprecoveryofseattle at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Seattle Buddhist Center

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Seattle

Venue:

Fremont Recovery Sangha - Center for Holistic Health and Fitness

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Tuesdays (weekly)

Time:

7:30 - 8:30pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery

Address:

425 N 36th St, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Other info:

20 minutes of mindfulness meditation followed by a short reading Of Buddhist teachings and dharma related to recovery. The meeting will then be open for group and peer share followed by a short closing meditation.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Jeremy -  Email- RisingSunMindfulness at gmail dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - Fremont

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Mondays (weekly)

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

711 N. 35th Street, Suite 206, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

To be buzzed in, search the electronic directory outside the front door for the last name "Marsh".

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Will -  Email- wmarsh3 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook - Seattle Integrative Psychology

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Seattle

Venue:

The Vajra on 10th

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Saturdays (weekly)

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1423 10th Ave Studio 9, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Rachael -  Email- rachaelsavage11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook

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Seattle

Venue:

The Vajra on 10th

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Wednesdays (weekly)

Time:

8:00pm - 9:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

1423 10th Ave Studio 9, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Rachael -  Email- rachaelsavage11 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook

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Seattle

Venue:

Fremont Recovery Sangha - Center for Holistic Health and Fitness

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Thursdays (weekly)

Time:

8:00 - 9:00pm

Type:

Mindful Recovery

Address:

425 N 36th St, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98103 (map)

Other info:

20 minutes of mindfulness meditation followed by a short reading Of Buddhist teachings and dharma related to recovery. The meeting will then be open for group and peer share followed by a short closing meditation.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Jeremy -  Email- RisingSunMindfulness at gmail dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Seattle Area Support Groups (SASG)

Suburb:

Capitol Hill

Day:

Fridays (weekly)

Time:

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Type:

Meditation and Discussion

Address:

115 15th Ave E, Suite 201, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA 98112 (map)

Other info:

Peer led support group where you can practice meditation for well being and healing from recovery of any kind

All are Welcome

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Noah -  Email- noahdorson at gmail dot com

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Seattle

Venue:

Refuge Recovery - West Seattle

Suburb:

Fremont

Day:

Sundays (weekly)

Time:

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

Alki Congregational United Church of Christ
6115 SW Hinds St, Seattle, WA 98116, Fremont, Seattle, WA 98116 (map)
Upstairs in the Sunday School Room

Other info:

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery,”.

Attendance Slips Signed

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Susan -  Email- smgodfrey54 at gmail dot com
Website(s)- Find "Refuge Recovery of Seattle" on facebook

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Tacoma

Venue:

Tacoma Refuge Recovery - Samdhana-Karana Yoga

Day:

Sundays

Time:

6:00 - 7:00pm

Type:

Refuge Recovery

Address:

739 St. Helens Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
Next to Guitar Maniacs, arrive Early!

Other info:

This group meets weekly on Sunday nights from 6-7pm.

Arrive a few minutes prior to 6pm. Due to heavy foot traffic and no
one staffing the front desk, the doors will lock 10 minutes past 6pm.
This is for safety concerns and the policy of SKY yoga management.

This meeting is based on the Buddhist recovery meeting format outlined by Noah Levine in his book "Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Addiction Recovery".

Contact:

Chris Causey Email- refugetacoma at gmail dot com
Website(s)- www.refugerecovery.org

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Woodinville

Venue:

Sit Happens - Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church

Day:

Mondays (weekly)

Time:

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Type:

Buddhist 12 Step Recovery

Address:

19020 Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA 98072 (map)
“We meet in portable classroom #2 behind the church.”

Other info:

We start our meeting with a quick check-in. Each person shares what has been going on with them lately. This gives us a chance to get to know each other better. Next, we take turns reading aloud from the current book selection on Buddhism and recovery. Then, we do a 20 minute silent meditation. After meditating, we have an open discussion about the material we read. We close with a 5 minute meditation and dedication of our practice.

This group is supported by Northwest Buddhist Recovery www.nwbuddhistrecovery.org.

Contact:

Mark -  Email- mark at thehopkins dot us
Website(s)- www.wuuc.org

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