12 Step Sangha
We explore how the Buddha’s teachings — the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path – can heal the pain and suffering that addiction and compulsive behaviors have caused in our lives and the lives of our loved ones. The meeting includes a period of meditation, readings that investigate the benefits of applying Buddhist teachings to our recovery, and open sharing.
“Newcomers” and “old timers” alike are welcome to attend. Advance registration is not required nor are there any dues or fees. We “pass the hat” to cover rent and literature expenses.
The group typically references a book; recently we finished Noah Levine’s “Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist path to recovery from addiction” and have moved on to a different book selection.
For additional informational please call, text, or email Tom Hopkins at (916) 307-8066, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed for set up, to welcome arrivals and facilitate the meeting. Attendees help to put items away, count dana and secure the building. Time Commitment: Two hours weekly.