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Meditation and Refuge Recovery, Hollywood
"Refuge Recovery" ( is the Buddhist path to recovery that does not rely on "God" as one's higher power. Instead, one utilizes the Buddhist practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and letting go to heal the pain, anxiety, and massive troubles that come with addiction. Overcome marijuana, Internet porn, Facebook, iPhone... Next door to the now defunct Against the Stream: Buddhist Meditation Society. Our weekly meetings here average about 30 meditators.

Trinity Episcopal Church

4274 Melrose Ave. · Los Angeles, ca

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We meet regularly across Los Angeles including Arcadia, Pasadena, North Hollywood (NoHo), Hollywood, West Los Angeles (UCLA), and Santa Monica.

Main practice session and Dharma talks held weekly on Thursdays at 7:00 pm in Pasadena at Neighborhood Church, Room 23. We are part of the Refuge Recovery community or sangha to practice, meditate, and share in Hollywood and at the La Maida Institute in NoHo.

Explore Buddhist meditation intensively, work recovery, learn, talk, share, enjoy vegan fare, and apply ancient Buddhist teachings to our modern American lives.

Speakers, readings, inspirational teachings, checking in with one another, discussion, and sharing experience.

Three basic forms of meditation: serenity, mindfulness in movement, and boundless loving-kindness. Free and supported completely by donations and volunteers.

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