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Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.

Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.

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Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created so much suffering in our lives and in this world.

Refuge Recovery is a systematic approach to training our hearts and minds to see clearly and respond to our lives with understanding and non-harming. You are entering a way of life that may be familiar to some and foreign to others. In the beginning some of it may seem confusing or counter-instinctual, and some of it is. But you will find that with time, familiarity and experience, it will all make perfect sense and will gradually become a more and more natural way of being.

    Forgiveness Practice: Forgiving Ourselves with Noah Levine

    Forgiveness Practice: Forgiving Ourselves with Noah Levine

    xtyouJust as we have harmed others, there are so many ways that we have hurt ourselves. We have betrayed and abandoned ourselves many times, through our thoughts, words, and deeds—sometimes intentionally, often unintentionally.
    – Pg. 225 Refuge Recovery; A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Forgiveness Practice: Forgiving Our Enemies with Noah Levine

    Forgiveness Practice: Forgiving Our Enemies with Noah Levine

    The practice of forgiveness is done in meditation through the repetition of phrases of forgiveness. When we ask for forgiveness, we say one of the following:
    “I forgive you.”
    “I forgive you for all the ways that you have caused me harm.”
    “I now offer you forgiveness, whether the hurt came through your actions, thoughts, or words.”
    “I know you are responsible for your actions, and I offer you forgiveness.”

    • 59 min
    Forgiveness Practice: Asking for Forgiveness and Making Amends with Noah Levine

    Forgiveness Practice: Asking for Forgiveness and Making Amends with Noah Levine

    We can’t just decide to forgive and magically
    let go of all the past pains and resentments.
    But it has to begin somewhere, and it begins
    with the understanding that all harm caused
    comes out of suffering and ignorance.

    Forgiveness is a process that continues throughout our lives. It begins when we begin to understand how to forgive. The practice of forgiveness has three aspects or categories.
    1. Asking for forgiveness from those whom we have harmed (through both meditation and amends)
    2. Offering forgiveness to those who have harmed us (meditation)
    3. Forgiving ourselves for all the ways we have harmed ourselves and others (meditation and living amends)

    • 1 hr
    ‘Forgiveness; An Overview & The Process’ Guided Meditation Instructions and Talk with Noah Levine

    ‘Forgiveness; An Overview & The Process’ Guided Meditation Instructions and Talk with Noah Levine

    We have usually responded with resentment, anger, and hatred toward the cause of our pain. The more we hate, the more we create layers of suffering and confusion on top of our pain. All this pain and suffering gives addicts more and more reasons to crave the substances or behaviors that temporarily distract them from or alleviate this pain. As we have already learned, pain is unavoidable, but suffering can be eased by meeting our pain with compassion rather than hatred.
    This brings us to the necessity of forgiveness. We can learn to meet the pain of our lives with care and compassion, but we first have to embark on the process of forgiving ourselves and others for all the harms we have experienced and caused.
    Forgiveness is a process that continues throughout our lives. It begins when we begin to understand how to forgive. The practice of forgiveness has three aspects or categories.
    1. Asking for forgiveness from those whom we have harmed (through both meditation and amends)
    2. Offering forgiveness to those who have harmed us (meditation)
    3. Forgiving ourselves for all the ways we have harmed ourselves and others (meditation and living amends)

    • 1 hr 8 min
    THE HEART PRACTICES: Equanimity Meditation with Noah Levine

    THE HEART PRACTICES: Equanimity Meditation with Noah Levine

    🙏🏽All beings are responsible for their own actions. Suffering or happiness is created through one’s relationship to experience, not by experience itself. The freedom and happiness of others is dependent on their actions, not on my wishes for them.🙏🏽

    THE HEART PRACTICES
    Meditation instruction from Refuge Recovery, Pg. 222.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    THE HEART PRACTICES: Appreciative Joy ⁠with Noah Levine

    THE HEART PRACTICES: Appreciative Joy ⁠with Noah Levine

    May I learn to appreciate the happiness and joy I experience.
    May the joy I experience continue and grow.
    May I be filled with gratitude.⁠
    The heart practice meditation instruction from Refuge Recovery, Pg. 218, “Appreciative Joy“.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

dakotawillow ,

Refuge Recovery

In Western Budddhism, we are all so fortunate to have this gem of a podcast!

SandraVase ,

Sexual Assault

Ever since the sexual assault allegations I just can’t with this group anymore. Noah blaming the me too movement for all his problems was just sad. He admitted that he was sleeping with a married student of his, yet he doesn’t seem to think this means he needs to take a step back, be humble and do some self work.

K Buchan ,

Great resource

Perfect for anyone struggling with addiction or for those interested in Buddhism!

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