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Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery

By viriyalila on Tue, 29 Sep, 2015 - 16:21

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: A Day Retreat for those in Recovery
November 7, 10-3 pm

It’s natural for us to seek comfort from the pain in our lives. In doing so we often develop strong habits that are largely unconscious and can lead to varying degrees of obsession, compulsion and addiction. This is known in Buddhism as the realm of Hungry Ghosts – where we can never be satisfied even when we are surrounded by enough.

The Buddhist Path offers practical...

Ipswich Buddhist Centre
Ipswich Buddhist Centre

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Mindfulness Based Addiciton Recovery (MBAR) Train the Trainer Course

By RCheesley on Fri, 8 May, 2015 - 17:46

Delivered by the award winning author of Eight Step Recovery - Using The Buddha’s Teachings to overcome addiction Valerie Mason-John, this course will be held at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre on Sat 11th, Sun 12th & Mon 13th July 2015 between 10am and 5pm.

The training is for experienced meditation practitioners, people with an understanding of
mindfulness, and health care providers working in the field of addiction in its broadest definition.

Group skills and teaching skills preferred but not an...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42

Recovery Fridays

By viriyalila on Wed, 22 Oct, 2014 - 14:42Starting November 14th!
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 of all kinds. We will use the Eight...
Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06

FBA Podcast: Eight Step Recovery

By Rijupatha on Mon, 25 Aug, 2014 - 21:06In this week’s FBA Podcast, “Eight Step Recovery” Vimalasara speaks on the importance of loving oneself as a part of recovery from addiction as an introduction to her new book, co-authored with Paramabandhu, entitled ‘Eight Step Recovery – Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction’. She goes on to discuss the life conditions that she and Paramabandhu have emerged from, and how those energies came together and inspired the writing of the book. Outlining the...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48The Buddhist Recovery Network is a worldwide network of people and groups dedicated to supporting the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Their New Zealand rep, Navachitta, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and teacher at Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre, recently appeared on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Spiritual Outlook’ programme. Natalie Grace writes with the details, saying:

“Many very successful addiction recovery programmes...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Stay sober, safe, sane during the holidays

By Vimalasara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2013 - 02:35

Stay sober, safe, sane during the holidays

By Vimalasara on Fri, 20 Dec, 2013 - 02:35Plan Ahead - Stay clear of the bar areas. Get a non-alcoholic beverage, talk to friends, and keep a glass that is refreshed, that way a guest or friend will be less likely to get you a refill with real alcohol in it. If food is your addiction, stand away from tables that are piled up with food. Whatever your addiction is, you intuitively know what to do, trust your gut. It may mean staying at home, it may mean...
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction
Eight Step Recovery - Using the Buddha's Teachings To Overcome Addiction

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57

Help Us Share Eight Step Recovery With the World

By Centre Team on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 21:57We hope you enjoyed Valerie Mason-John and Dr. Paramabandhu Groves’ 21 Day Meditation for Recovery course. Some of you will be familiar with the expression 7th Tradition; in Buddhism we call this dana, which means ‘generosity’. If you have enjoyed this course, you can help in several ways.

Firstly, you can donate money which will help us spread the teachings of the Buddha and help finance the Eight Step Recovery tours in the United Kingdom and North...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhist Recovery Network retreat held in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 22 Nov, 2012 - 07:05

Buddhist Recovery Network retreat held in New Zealand

By lokabandhu on Thu, 22 Nov, 2012 - 07:05

Navachitta writes from Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre with news of their recent and very successful ‘Buddhist Recovery Network’ Retreat held at Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre. She says - “This was our second retreat held at Sudarshanaloka, the “Land of Beautiful Vision”, where Dhardo Rimpoche’s stupa reminds us over and over again of our purpose. This time we had 17 people including the team. Dharmamudra added a solid presence to the retreat also.

The ...

Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

Day Retreat: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts 

By viriyalila on Tue, 25 Sep, 2012 - 14:04

Day Retreat: In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts 

By viriyalila on Tue, 25 Sep, 2012 - 14:04In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts
Day Retreat: Saturday Oct 13, 10-4pm


Are you someone who is seeking new ways to change a tendency to habits, obsessions, compulsions, and addictions? The Buddhist Path offers a non-theistic approach to spiritual development with foundational practices for changing at the core of our being.

We will meditate, share experiences, and study relevant Buddhist texts. Led by Narottama and Danakamala.

Our retreats and workshops are offered on a donation basis,...