Refuge Recovery Intensive Program 10am-1pm
Session two: Saturday July 13 and 20 REGISTER
This workshop will take you thru the process of Refuge Recovery- it will be similar to 12 step work for those of you who have that background. There will be some reading, writing, homework, group process, meditation and much more. For those of you who are interested in leading some of the peer led sessions this class is a pre-requisite. If you are interested in using the Dharma as a vehicle for recovery….you won’t want to miss this. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of background.
In the spirit of the tradition, we are offering this course on a donation basis. You pay whatever amount works for you. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
30$ suggested donation
What is Refuge Recovery?
This is an approach to recovery that understands; “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction”. We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction.
This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world. This is not a linear path, it does not have to be taken in order, rather all of the components will need to be developed and applied simultaneously. This is a guide to having a life that is free from addiction acknowledging that these practices will have to be maintained through out ones life.
You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.
During this 2-week intensive course we will investigate these four major components that will need to be developed, sustained and maintained:
1. Practice- There is a practice to be cultivated; mindfulness and heart practice meditation.
2. Process- There is a process to recovery that needs to be understood, practiced and maintained; The Four Truths of Refuge Recovery
3. Principle- Understanding and applying the principle of cause and effect; changing the behaviors that cause suffering.
4. Power- Each individual has to do the work themselves. No one can recovery for you.