The Cessation of the Suffering of Addiction: A Buddhist Approach
Our "Addictions Group" is a small group that meets each month, usually on the first Saturday, from 10-11:30 AM. The group began as a three-part set of teachings, and then decided to keep going. The group was formed to relieve the afflictive emotions that accompany addiction, whether that addiction is ours, someone else's, or both. Our mornings start with a Medicine Buddha practice, followed by a short, silent medication. We follow this with a short teaching and a fantastic discussion.
The group has evolved into a workshop of sorts. At the end of each meeting, group members leave with "homework" based on that morning's discussion, which may be a meditative technique, a mindfulness practice, or a practice of compassion, including self-compassion. We have great talks the next month about how the homework went and how we can build on what we've brought into our practice already. Please come! No registration is necessary. We only ask that we all honor each other's confidentiality.
An offering of $10 per session is suggested, to help support our center and its many offerings and activities. For questions or further information, please email Beth York.
The group meets on the first or second Saturday of each month, please see our website calendar.