Recovery Dharma

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

Update: August 5, 2022

Currently, COVID transmission levels in Athens are considered HIGH (see the ACC COVID info page for more info).

Please wear a mask and join us on Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm at The Athens Addiction Recovery Center, 8801 Macon Hwy, Suite #1 (at the far end of the parking lot when you enter off of White Oak Road). Masks will be provided. Come up to 15 minutes early to socialize and get settled in!

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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.


Resources to Guide You