Recovery Dharma

Weekly Meditation Meetings Exploring a Buddhist-Inspired Approach to Recovery From Addiction of All Kinds

Update: November 22, 2021

We WILL be meeting on Thanksgiving (11/25) at our regularly scheduled time, 6-7pm.

Intentions meeting on Dec 2, 2021

Following our regular meditation meeting on December 2, we will have an Intentions Meeting to make a decision about possibly changing the location and/or time of our weekly meeting. Please plan to be there if you'd like to have a say in the matter, or let someone else know what your vote is if you will not be able to make it.

The choices are as follows:

  • Stay in the current space at Kind Recovery from 6-7pm Thursdays, and have a max capacity of 10-12 people

  • Move upstairs to the new yoga space at Revolution Therapy & Yoga, from 7:30-8:30pm Thursdays, with a max capacity of around 18-20

  • Move back to The Recovery Center (where we met prior to the Pandemic), from 6-7pm OR 7-8pm on Thursdays, and have a max capacity of around 30

In-person meetings are back! Please wear a mask and join us on Thursday evenings from 6-7pm at Kind Recovery: Leathers Building, 675 Pulaski Street, Suite 1400 (near downtown Athens). We're on the railroad track side of the building, about halfway down. In the old Rubber Soul Yoga space. Masks will be provided. Come up to 15 minutes early to socialize and get settled in!

Email us with any questions:

Our Facebook group is also available if you'd like to connect with us that way.


What is Recovery Dharma?

Recovery Dharma is a peer-led movement and community that is unified by our trust in the potential of each of us to recover and find freedom from the suffering of addiction. We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. Our program uses the Buddhist practices and principles of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing. Recovery Dharma welcomes anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering.

About Book Study Meetings

“Book Study” is the standard format for Recovery Dharma meetings, featuring a reading from the Recovery Dharma Book to inspire shares:

  • Introductory readings about RD’s practices and principles

  • 20 minute guided meditation

  • Book reading on a specific topic

  • Group sharing about that topic, the meditation, or our recovery

  • Closing announcements and dedication of merit


Everything seen and heard in Recovery Dharma meetings is strictly private and confidential.

Name and contact info: Zoom should ask you for your name the first time you log in. Be careful to use the name you would like to be visible during the meeting. You may also change your name during the meeting using the meeting settings.

Audio and video: Attendees are able to share their webcam video and audio if they would like to, or disable one or both for privacy.


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