We understand addiction to describe the overwhelming craving and compulsive use of substances or behaviors in order to escape reality, either by clinging to pleasure or running from pain.
We commit to the intention of abstinence from alcohol and other addictive substances and behaviors. All who suffer are welcome and all who identify as female are welcome.
We commit to the intention of developing a daily meditation practice. We use meditation as a tool to investigate our actions, intentions, and reactivity.
By practicing buddhist principles such as living ethically, practicing meditation, and developing wisdom and compassion, we can end the suffering that is created by resisting, running from, and misunderstanding reality.
Our program is peer-led: we don’t follow any one teacher or leader. We support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together.
This is not a program based in dogma or religion, but in finding the truth for ourselves. This is wisdom that has worked for us, but it is not the only path. It’s fully compatible with other spiritual paths and programs of recovery.
This practice group meets every Saturday at 6-7:30pm (we will not have class on September 21, 2019) and is offered as a collaboration between Recovery Dharma and InsightLA Meditation.