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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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    • 4.8, 65 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings
65 Ratings
dakotawillow ,

Refuge Recovery

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

K Buchan ,

Great resource

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

Kunga Osol ,

Meaningful and Important

Two years sober, I recently experienced an incredibly difficult period of dealing with delusional thinking and desire. An off and on mediator/ student of Buddhism for ten years -- this podcast essentially delivered me from the trap of this difficult time and has reawakened my commitment to meditation and the 8-fold path. As a mother of a young child, I don't have the ability to attend many meetings, and Buddhist sanghas in New York are not very child friendly. Listening at home has therefore been a saving grace. I truly hope there are more coming, particularly from Dave Smith, who I find to be a very insightful practitioner/teacher. I listen to Against The Stream as well, but find great solace in podcasts particularly directed to recovery.

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