What is Recovery Dharma?
Recovery Dharma is a Buddhist inspired approach to recovery from addiction of all kinds. We welcome anyone who is looking to heal from addiction and addictive behavior, whether it’s caused by substance use or by process addictions like codependency, gambling, eating disorders, relationships, technology, or any obsessive or habitual pattern that creates suffering.
Our program uses the Buddhist practices and principles of meditation, self-inquiry, wisdom, compassion, and community as tools for recovery and healing.
We believe that recovery means empowerment, and we support each other as partners walking the path of recovery together. The kind of Buddhism we practice is called secular Buddhism; having a higher power is not a necessary part of the path. In Recovery Dharma, you don’t have to use Buddhism to be a better Buddhist, you can use it to be a better whatever you already are.
Recovery Dharma is a peer-led, grass-roots, democratically-structured organization. Our mission is to support individuals on their path of recovery from addiction using Buddhist practices and principles.
We believe that the traditional Buddhist teachings, often referred to as the Dharma, offer a powerful approach to healing from addiction and living a life of true freedom. Our program is based on the idea that every one of us is our own guide in recovery from addiction, with the help and understanding of our wise friends and sangha (community). We believe that’s what the Dharma teaches us. So it’s with great joy and excitement that we come together to build this recovery community and support structure, informed by the spirit of democracy.
Our guiding literature is available as an Amazon as a paperback and e-book. 100% of royalties from sales of the paperback and Kindle e-book will go as dāna to the global non-profit. Printable PDFs and audiobooks are available for free on the Recovery Dharma Global site.