Recovery Dharma

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

Update: July 27, 2021

Through August 5, 2021, Athens Recovery Dharma is holding meetings virtually in response to Covid-19. We ARE still meeting though, so please come join us!!

Join the Sangha on Zoom on Thursday nights at 7pm Eastern Time

Zoom URL (includes password) password 1234

**Announcement** We will return to in-person meetings on August 12, 2021!! We are very excited to be able to cultivate our in-person community once again. We will be meeting in the space at Kind Recovery: Leathers Building, 675 Pulaski Street, Ste. 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 encouraged and provided.

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