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Refuge Recovery is a practice and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. Inspired by the teachings of Siddharta Guatama, a man in ancient India who came to understand a way of living that ended all forms of cravings and addiction through a practice that includes meditation, wise actions, and compassion. Refuge Recovery recognizes a non-theistic approach to spiritual practice. Our program does not ask anyone to believe in anything, but the process and to do the hard work of recovery. Our program is a systematic approach to treating and recovering from all forms of addiction using the traditional Buddhist practices of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. It has been our experience, that when sincerely practiced, the program will ensure a full recovery from addiction and a lifelong sense of well-being and happiness.
Writing, like meditation, is a solitary act that benefits greatly from practice with others. Come join us in exploring what happens when meditation gets involved with writing. This workshop draws on Natalie Goldberg’s landmark book, Writing Down the Bones, and on work I’ve been doing with the Shambhala contemplative arts teacher Miriam Hall. The format is simple: a little sitting practice, writing practice, an opportunity to share, if you wish, in a safe space (not for critiquing, just for compassionate listening). Writing cues will be offered, or you can write about a topic of your choice. Open to all. (You don’t have to be a "writer.") Bring your favorite pen and a notebook. No meditation or writing experience necessary. Some nuts and bolts: 1. This is a practice, not a formal “class” and not a closed group. Each session does build on the one before, to some extent, but registration remains open. So you can join anytime, even if you’ve missed all the previous sessions. (But please register.) 2. You don’t have to register more than once. If you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an email a few days before each session asking you to confirm your attendance for each class. 3. Suggested donation per session is $10. As with all our programs, your generosity helps keep the doors open and the lights on, coffee in the coffeepot and cookies on the table. If you can donate more, at any time, that helps others attend programs regardless of ability to pay. Writing Is for Everyone! is part of the Palm Beach Shambhala Centre’s Contemplative Arts program. To register, please visit: https://palmbeach.shambhala.org/program-details/?id=303006 Suggested donation: $10
Welcome to our weekly community practice day! Our Sunday Morning Meditation Practice begins at 9:30 am with meditation instruction, followed by sitting and walking meditation until approximately 10:45 am. A dharma talk or reading will then be offered followed by a group discussion. This is the perfect event for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Tea and cookies are served. Come join us to begin your practice, or, deepen your practice and connect with a community dedicated to mindful living. Meditation cushions and comfortable chairs are provided. We look forward to seeing you! For questions or additional information email Jessica Gurvit at [masked] or Richard White at [masked].
Heart of Recovery Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 pm Heart of Recovery is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how the path of meditation and the path of recovery intersect. From a contemplative perspective, working with addiction is not about impulsively grabbing for something to stop the desire; it’s more about resting with the raw, naked quality of the urge. As human beings we are born with an inherent ability to be present for our experience. This innate quality can also become the basis for our healing. Being present for our experience brings us to the heart of recovery. Our Heart of Recovery Open House is open to brand new as well as experienced meditation practitioners as well as individuals working with recovery from their own addiction to substances and behaviors as well as individuals whose lives have been impacted by addiction. No meditation experience is necessary. Brief meditation instruction will be given at the start of each meeting. Click Here to Register (http://www.palmbeach.shambhala.org/register.php?action=form&id=201785&cid=264)