______________________________ Refuge Recovery ______________________________ Thursdays 7:30-8:45 Meets Every Week 875 4th St., San Rafael, CA _________________________
Welcome. This is a peer-led group. We start with a guided meditation, followed by a reading and then sharing. Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addictive behavior. We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. This approach to recovery emphasizes that, with the right tools and persistent practice, all beings have the power and potential to free themselves from suffering. The Refuge Recovery program does not ask anyone to believe anything, only to put in the hard work that recovery requires. For more information about this meeting contact: Mark at 415-246-6642
For more information about Refuge Recovery please visit: www.refugerecovery.org
Process: The Four Truths of Refuge Recovery 1. Addiction creates suffering
2. The cause of addiction is repetitive craving.
3. Recovery is possible.
4. The path to recovery is available.
Practices: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 1. Mindfulness of body/breath
2. Mindfulness of feelings
3. Mindfulness of mind states
4. Mindfulness of mind objects (truth)
Practices: Heart Practice Meditations: 1. Kindness: Towards all experience
2. Compassion/forgiveness: Towards the suffering we experience, and have caused.
3. Appreciation: Towards pleasure
4. Equanimity: Understanding the reality of ongoing change