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March 5th - Spiritual death and Rebirth

Thu, 3 Mar, 2016 - 14:54

March 5th - Spiritual death and Rebirth

Thu, 3 Mar, 2016 - 14:54

Spiritual Death - Spiritual Rebirth - This Saturday March 5th 11am Pacific time on

Heaing and Insight

‘When we accept Step One - ‘This human life will bring suffering’ we are receptive to the four reminders - Our Precious Birth, Death is inevitable - Actions have Consequences, and the ocean of karmic suffering. By reflecting on the reminders they can wake you out of the addictive hell realm, and bring about a gradual awakening through a Spiritual death and Spiritual rebirth. Join...

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Going forth from the prison of our minds

Thu, 4 Feb, 2016 - 18:50

Going forth from the prison of our minds

Thu, 4 Feb, 2016 - 18:50

Please join me this Saturday February 6th - 7pm UK time - 11am Pacific time  on World Wide Insight -   as I explore free ourselves from the prison of our minds. Healing and Insight 

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Refuge Recovery - Mary Stancavage

Thu, 28 Jan, 2016 - 02:29

Refuge Recovery - Mary Stancavage

Thu, 28 Jan, 2016 - 02:29

Mary Stancavage a senior teacher from Refuge Recovery.  Part of  Noah Levines Lineage - Against the Stream. She will talk about  ”An Undefended Heart: using Buddhist practices to stay present with our pain so we don’t seek relief in addictive behaviors. When we crave things to be different and chase an illusory good time, we only compound our suffering. On  Healing and Insight 
this Saturday 30th. Please join us 7pm UK time ...

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Recovery 2.0

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 06:06

Recovery 2.0

Fri, 22 Jan, 2016 - 06:06

Recovery 2.0 Free to sign up. Speakers include Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John, Noah Levine, Gabor Mate, and many others.

And if you are wanting to take your recovery one step further - 8 Step recovery meetings are beginning to set up in the UK. If you live in Brighton and want to attend a meeting please let me know. If you live in Bristol and are interested please let me know too.

Also we have some great Triratna OMs teaching on ...

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Healing and Insight

Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 05:40

Healing and Insight

Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 05:40

www.WorldwideInsight.org is pleased to announce the launch of its online channel, Healing & Insight: Buddhist Health and Wellness dharma teachings. Every Saturday beginning January 2nd, 11am Pacific time, 7pm Greenwich Mean time. 

Free sign up and more information:

Worldwide Insight has offered an interactive live weekly Sunday dharma session, taught by renowned meditation teachers over the internet, for nearly a year now with great success. With nearly 5,000 people signed up from 70 countries and a growing weekly sangha...

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Buddhist Health and Wellness

Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 05:30

Buddhist Health and Wellness

Tue, 29 Dec, 2015 - 05:30


At the heart of Buddhist Recovery is ethics, placing positive values at the centre of our lives, awareness and kindness.
Launching Saturday January 2nd
Buddhist Health and Wellness  - Healing and Insight.

Sign up and hear some of your favourite teachers talk about Recovery in it’s broadest sense.

11am Pacific Time

7pm Greenwich mean time
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Walking My Talk

Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 06:59

Walking My Talk

Sat, 11 Apr, 2015 - 06:59

 I decided it was about time I make some more effort at walking my talk. So what better opportunity do I have but to work through the 8 steps that I co-founded to take me out of my misery? Although many of the teachings I speak about in the book, were inspirations for me to change my life. I’ve not surrendered to a mentor/sponsor to take me systematically through the set of 8 steps. 

While writing the notes on...

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Meetings and Mentoring

Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 02:54

Meetings and Mentoring

Mon, 9 Feb, 2015 - 02:54It has been one year since the first edition was launched, and we have had many requests for how to run an Eight Step Recovery Meeting. These Eight Step Meetings have been pioneered in India, United Kingdom , USA and Canada.

Below we suggest a meeting format that has been tried and tested. Many people have benefited from these meetings and we hope you will too. We have suggested several types of meeting, while always including the...
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Don't collude with the lie

Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 16:50

Don't collude with the lie

Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 16:50The biggest consumer lie - is Christmas. Yes of course I believe there was a man called Jesus who did wonderful things. But Christmas is a marketing ploy that has destroyed many lives for many years. Remember when you discovered Santa was not real? Don’t use the lies to be the cause of your relapse during this time. There is always a reason for an addict to relapse, and Christmas is just another day. Let go of the story, see...
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Recovery Fridays

Thu, 23 Oct, 2014 - 07:02

Recovery Fridays

Thu, 23 Oct, 2014 - 07:02Starting November 14th! AT PORTSMOUTH Buddhist Center New Hampshire USA On our new ‘Recovery Friday’ evening, 7-9 pm, we will explore and practice the Buddha’s teachings to help overcome addictions. Offered for anyone dealing with addiction issues. This is not a substitute for any other program or therapy. This will be a safe, confidential, non judgmental space for us to learn about Buddhist teachings and meditation techniques that can provide an alternate view to recovery from addictions...
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