New Buddhist Recovery Meeting in Portsmouth

Monday evenings, 7-8:30 at 73 Court St (upstairs), Portsmouth NH

The Portsmouth Buddhist Center is offering  a weekly Buddhist Recovery Group at 73 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH. The time will be Mondays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. The meetings will be facilitated by Dharmasukta, an order member in the Triratna Buddhist Community and a person in long term recovery. 

The Buddhist Recovery meetings will focus on Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices that can be helpful to people recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. There will be an emphasis on meditation practice, ethics, waking up and transforming unskillful behaviors. These are not 12-Step meetings, but we will see how the steps can be understood from a Buddhist perspective.

Membership- These meetings are open to people in the Sangha and anyone interested in exploring recovery from a Buddhist perspective. One important caveat- These meetings are NOT a replacement for traditional 12-Step recovery; they are a supplement for those who are looking for a way to integrate Buddhist practice into their recovery from addiction. 

Meeting format:   We will begin each meeting with a period of meditation. Meditation will be followed by brief check-ins, then a topic discussion based on Buddhist materials that integrate Buddhist teachings and practice with recovery from addiction.  

Financial support:  The Portsmouth Buddhist Center operates on your generosity. A donation of 5 to 10 dollars is suggested but not required, and greatly appreciated. 

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