Heart of Recovery Group

Thursday 11 July 2024 (19:00 -20:30)
1225 boulevard St-Joseph Est
suite 201
Contact person : Laurence Corman
Bilingual meeting directed by Laurence Corman et Christian Arsenault

“Sobriety is finding a new way of living that involves engagement where there was withdrawal; generosity where there was self-centeredness; community where there was isolation; joy where there was bitterness; trust where there was cynicism.”

– Kevin Griffin, One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps

The Heart of Recovery is a meditation and discussion group with the purpose of bringing together the practice of meditation, the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, and the 12 Steps of recovery. We focus on sharing our experience while bringing together meditation practice with our individual paths of recovery from addiction.

The meeting is open to all, including:

  • Anyone interested in exploring the relationship of meditation to the recovery from addictive behaviors
  • Buddhist practitioners from any tradition
  • 12 Step practitioners from any program

We welcome all individuals who are committed to working with their addictive and compulsive behaviors. This group is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path of recovery intersect.

No meditation experience is necessary, and brief meditation instruction is given at the start of each meeting. Newcomers will learn basic meditation techniques to enhance, not replace, their own recovery program. Experienced meditators will discover new ways to deepen their current practice while supporting the group.

Meeting format includes:

  • Sitting meditation instruction and practice
  • A topic offering in the form of a brief share or reading by the facilitator
  • Discussion and exploration by group members
  • Sharing our personal experience, strength, and hope

No need to register and there is no charge for the meetings, but donations to the operating costs of the Center are welcome.

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