• Meeting Information


    • In-person

    • English
    • Heart of Recovery

    Bilingual meeting led by Laurence Corman and Christian Arsenault

    The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the 12 Steps of recovery. We focus on sharing our experience while bringing together meditation practice with our individual paths of recovery from addiction.

    The meeting is open to all, including:

    Anyone interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to the recovery from addictive behaviors
    Buddhist practitioners from any tradition
    12 Step practitioners from any program

    We welcome all individuals who are committed to working with their addictive and compulsive behaviors. This group is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path of recovery intersect.

    No meditation experience is necessary, and brief meditation instruction is given at the start of each meeting. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

    Meeting format includes:

    Sitting meditation instruction and practice
    A topic offering in the form of a brief share or reading by the facilitator
    Discussion and exploration by group members
    Sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope

    No need to register and there is no charge for the meetings, but donations to the operating costs of the Center are welcome.

    Offer a donation


    QC H2J 1L7

    Montreal, QC

  • Contact Information

    montreal.shambhala.org montreal.shambhala@gmail.com
  • Updated June 4, 2024